Herschel Museum of Astronomy
19 New King Street , Bath, BANES, BA1 2BL
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Expert review of Herschel Museum of Astronomy
Tucked down a backstreet, this small museum pays homage to musician William Herschel, who lived in this Georgian townhouse with his sister Caroline in the late 1700s. Herschel is most famous as the astronomer that discovered the planet Uranus (from the back garden of this house) and developed telescopes to help other astronomers see more deeply into space. I learned a lot wandering around the restored house and Herschel’s workshop with the audio-guide clamped to my ear, but my favourite thing was the amusing film in the cellar vaults, narrated by Sir Patrick Moore.
Adult tickets cost £4.50 and audio guides are £1.
More information on Herschel Museum of Astronomy:
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- 19 New King Street , Bath, BANES, BA1 2BL
- 01225 446865
- Months open:
- Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
- Opening times:
- Feb-Mid-Dec Weekdays 1pm-5pm (closed Wednesdays). Sat-Sun/Bank Holidays 11am-5pm.
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