The city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as such has a wealth of museums and attractions representing many periods of its history.
The following attractions are run by Bath & North East Somerset Council. Below these is a list of other venues within the Bath and North East Somerset area.
The best preserved Roman religious spa from the ancient world. Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. The extensive ruins and treasures from the spring are beautifully preserved and presented using the best of modern interpretation.
One of the world's finest collections of fashionable dress and accessories. The displays illustrate the changing styles of dress for men, women and children over the last 400 years.
The Victoria Art Gallery is located in the centre of the beautiful city of Bath. Open all year round, it is visited by 116,000 people annually. The Gallery houses Bath & North East Somerset's collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. The Permanent Collection and small exhibitions are free, large exhibitions £4.00, (under 21s and Discovery Card holders free). An Annual Exhibition Pass is available from the Gallery at £10 and offers unlimited access to all temporary exhibitions, 50% off entry with a National Art Pass .
The Georgian Garden behind 4 The Circus, has been recreated to the original plan of circa 1760/1770 to show a typical layout of the period. The position of the flower beds, paths and trellis were located by excavation in 1985-6 by Bath Archaeological Trust.
You can find a wealth of information on Bath’s museums at VisitBath.co.uk There are also downloadable museum trail maps for visitors.
Other Museums in Bath & North East Somerset:
American Museum Claverton Manor, Bath
Bath Postal Museum Northgate Street, Bath
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute (BRLSI) Queen Square, Bath
Beckford's Tower Lansdown, Bath
Claverton Pumping Station Ferry Lane, Claverton
Herschel Museum of Astronomy New King Street, Bath
Holburne Museum Great Pulteney Street, Bath
Jane Austen Centre Gay Street, Bath
Museum of Bath at Work Julian Road, Bath
Museum of East Asian Art Bennett Street, Bath
Number 1, Royal Crescent Royal Crescent, Bath
Prior Park Landscape Gardens Ralph Allen Drive, Bath
Radstock Museum Waterloo Road, Radstock
Saltford Brass Mill The Shallows, Saltford
Each year, during the autumn half-term, museums in Bath & North East Somerset arrange a series of events and activities for children and local residents.
For free admission to Bath & North East Somerset Council's museums and concessions at others in the district, you need a Resident's Discovery Card.
Roman Baths & Pump Room
Tel: 01225 477774 Fax: 01225 477243
Tel: 01225 477789 Fax: 01225 428184
Victoria Art Gallery
Tel: 01225 477233 Fax: 01225 477231
Education and Events
Tel: 01225 477757 Fax: 01225 477271
Tel: 01225 477796 Fax: 01225 477709