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!

 

Opening times:

Open every day from 10am-5pm

Last entry on all days at 4pm

 

(N.B. The museum is closed until February 1st 2020 maintenance)

 

Admission Price:

£10.90 adults, £9.80 concessions

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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

 

Opening times:

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.

 

Admission Price:

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)

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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.

 

Opening times:

January-February 10:30am-5pm

March – October 10:30am-6pm

November – December 10:30am-5pm

 

Open every day.

 

Last entry on all days is one hour before closing time

 

Admission Price:

£8.75 adults, £7.75 concessions

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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.

 

Opening times:

Weekdays 1pm-5pm

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)

 

Admission Price:

£6.90 adults, £6.20 seniors and students

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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.

 

Opening times:

Winter (November – March)

Sunday-Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday 9:45am-5:30pm

 

Summer (April – October)

Daily 9:45am-5:30pm

 

Peak Summer (July-August)

Daily 9:30am-6pm

 

Last entry on all days is one hour before closing.

 

(N.B. The centre is closed from January 13th – 17th 2020 for maintenance)

 

Admission Price:

£12 adults, £10.50 seniors, £9.50 students (N.B. If you buy tickets online you save 10% on this price.)

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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.

 

Opening times:

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)

 

Admission Price:

£14.50 with Gift Aid, £13 without Gift Aid

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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.

 

Opening times:

Monday-Tuesday 11am-5pm

Wednesday – Saturday 2pm-5pm

Closed Sundays

 

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)

 

Admission Price:

£5.00 adults, £4 concessions, £2.50 students

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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.

 

Opening times:

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.)

 

Admission Price:

£8.00 adults, £7.20 concessions

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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!

 

Opening times:

Monday-Friday 1pm-5pm

Weekends 10am -5pm

 

Last entry each day is at 4:15pm.

 

Admission Price:

£6.90 adults, £6.20 concessions

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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.