Visiting Bath in Summer 2020 - What’s Open and When?
21 July 2020

We’re delighted to be re-opening in just a couple of days! However, we know that not everywhere is open as usual in Bath at this time.

 

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the main attractions you might wish to visit while in Bath, and below are the opening details and Coronavirus advice for each one along with a direct link to their websites.

 

 

The Roman Baths

Open every day in July from 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm, then in August these hours are extended on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to 10am until 8pm entry with 7pm last entry.

Tickets must be pre-booked, but the pre-booking can be made on the day, and only a short time before entry. The booking calendar can be found here.

 

No 1 Royal Crescent

Open 10am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday from August 5th.

 

Bath Abbey

Open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

 

The Holburne Museum

The Holburne museum is open daily from 10am until 5pm, but day tickets must be purchased to enter. These can be purchased ahead of time, or on the day from the Welcome Desk. More information on Coronavirus arrangements and available facilities can be found here.

 

American Museum and Gardens

Claverton Manor and the collections are open daily once more, but face coverings are required to enter the Manor and collections, and visits to these are only available via chaperoned visits at 11am, 1pm or 3pm. The gardens are open daily from 10am to 5pm.

 

Prior Park Garden

Prior Park is now open but tickets must be pre-booked, at the latest by 3pm the day before the day of the visit. Entry times are very half hour between 10am and 3:30pm.

 

Bath City Sightseeing Buses

Bath City Sightseeing Buses are running again, but on a reduced timetable. There are hourly departures (on the hour) for the City Tour, and hourly departures (on the half hour) for the Skyline Tour, between 10am and 5pm. Tickets will be valid for two consecutive days, and hop-on, hop-off use is available. Face coverings will be mandatory. More information can be found on their “Know Before You Go” guide is here.

 

Sally Lunn’s

Sally Lunn’s is due to reopen from this Friday (24th) from 10am until 6pm. No booking is needed.

 

Pulteney Boat Cruises

One of the boat cruises is now running on their red timetable. The point of departure is from Pulteney Weir, contactless payment must be used, and boat times can be found here.

 

Bath Boating Station

Rowing boats and punts are now available to rent between 10am and 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday. The time on the river is limited to two hours, and each boat should only contact people from a single household.

 

Bailey Balloons

Exclusive balloon flights for 2-5 people are now available, and the Bailey Balloons team should be contacted directly for more information on availability and prices.

 

These are the museums which are currently closed until further notice.

The Pump Rooms

Bath Assembly Rooms

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Beckford’s Tower

Museum of Bath Architecture

Jane Austen Centre

No details about potential re-opening dates have been given as of July 21st.

 

These museums are closed until Easter 2021.

Victoria Art Gallery

Bath Fashion Museum