Museums In Bath - Opening Times and Entry Prices
11 January 2020
When you only have a limited time in which to explore a city, it’s so frustrating when you go to a museum only to discover upon arrival that it’s shut. If only you’d known in advance you could have planned to do something else. In an effort to avoid situations like these, and to save you from having to visit vast numbers of different museum websites, we’ve decided to compile an up-to-date list of the 2020 opening times and ticket prices for some of Bath’s top museums. There are plenty to choose from!
No.1 Royal Crescent
See behind the scenes of a Georgian house as it would have been decorated between 1776-1796. The house is filled with beautiful period furniture, paintings, objects and antique curios from the era, as well as very friendly and knowledgeable room guides!
Open every day from 10am-5pm
Last entry on all days at 4pm
(N.B. The museum is closed until February 1st 2020 maintenance)
£10.90 adults, £9.80 concessions
The Roman Baths
Take a tour around some of the best-preserved Roman remains in Britain. Taste the waters (though be warned; they’re quite strong!) and find out about how it was that Bath first came to be. It’s a fascinating insight into Roman times and a must-see on a visit to Bath
January - February: 9:30am-6pm
1 March - 9 April: 9am-6pm
10 April - 13 April: 9am-8pm
14 April - 19 June: 9am-6pm
20 June - 31 August: 9am-10pm
September - October: 9am-6pm
November - December: 9:30am-6pm
Open every day. Last entry on all days is one hour before closing.
Weekend prices: £18.50 adults, £17.00 concessions
Weekday prices: £16.00 adults, £14.50 concessions
(N.B. If you book a ticket in advance and online there is a 10% online discount on all prices)
The Bath Fashion Museum
Try on a corset and find out about fashion through the ages. Bath Fashion Museum is just below the famous Assembly Rooms as well which are definitely worth seeing.
March – October 10:30am-6pm
November – December 10:30am-5pm
Open every day.
Last entry on all days is one hour before closing time
£8.75 adults, £7.75 concessions
Herschel Museum of Astronomy
Visit the house where William Herschel discovered Uranus and learn about his other unknown talents. A good mix of history and science.
Weekends and Bank Holidays 10am-5pm
Last entry on all days at 4:15pm
(N.B. The museum is closed for maintenance until 1st February 2020)
£6.90 adults, £6.20 seniors and students
The Jane Austen Centre
Learn about the famous author, try on period costume and explore the world in which she lived in this interactive exhibition. A must for any literature fans.
Winter (November – March)
Summer (April – October)
Peak Summer (July-August)
Last entry on all days is one hour before closing.
(N.B. The centre is closed from January 13th – 17th 2020 for maintenance)
£12 adults, £10.50 seniors, £9.50 students (N.B. If you buy tickets online you save 10% on this price.)
The American Museum
The only museum of American decorative and folk art outside of the USA. Learn about the lives of the Native Americans, find out how the US came to be, and much more besides. This is the sort of museum you can easily spend a whole afternoon at.
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm (main collection and Folk Art Gallery 11am-4pm)
Closed on Mondays but open on Bank Holiday Mondays.
Last admission to the main collection and Folk Art Gallery is 3pm. Last admission to the gardens is 4:30pm
(N.B. Closed for maintenance until March 14th 2020)
£14.50 with Gift Aid, £13 without Gift Aid
Bath Postal Museum
The first letter with a Penny Black stamp was sent from Bath in 1840. This neat little museum pays homage to this fact by providing an in depth overview of all things postal, right from the late bronze age up until the present day.
Wednesday – Saturday 2pm-5pm
Last entry on all days is one hour before closing.
(N.B. until February 3rd 2020 the museum will open at 11am on Thursdays and Saturdays)
£5.00 adults, £4 concessions, £2.50 students
The Museum of Bath at Work
This museum is a short ten-minute stroll from the city centre. Two thousand years of working life are on display here in the form of workshops, workplaces and galleries. Top things to see include a Victorian ironmongers and engineering works, a soft drinks making factory, and even Bath Stone mine workings. The museum is housed in a former Real Tennis court, dating from 1777.
Open every day
April 1- October 31 Open every day, 10:30am-5pm
November 1-March 31 Open weekends only, 10:30am -5pm
Last entry each day is at 4pm.
(N.B. The top floor of the museum is closed on Mondays and admission prices reduced by £1 to reflect this. Monday visitors can return on any day to view the top floor, free of charge.)
£8.00 adults, £7.20 concessions
The Museum of Bath Architecture
It may not sound like a museum for anyone except building fanatics or professional builders, but actually finding out that there are a whole heap of political reasons behind why Bath’s buildings look the way they do is pretty interesting!
Weekends 10am -5pm
Last entry each day is at 4:15pm.
£6.90 adults, £6.20 concessions
And on a final note…
If you’re looking to visit the Roman Baths, the Fashion Museum, and Victoria Art Gallery, you might like to buy a Museums Saver ticket.
Adult Museum Saver Ticket: £26
Student/Senior Saver Ticket: £24.50
(N.B. If you buy the Museums Saver ticket online you also save 10% on this price.)
The online Museum Saver tickets are valid within 90 days from the date of purchase. Those bought in person at one of the museums are valid within fourteen days from the date of purchase. Either way, it works out cheaper than buying separate entry tickets to the Roman Baths and the Fashion Museum.