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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

19 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BL, England
+44 1225 446865
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Probably best for keen astronomers.

Not on the must do list but interesting enough as an additional trip. A bit of a holy grail to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AdrianB144
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Very specialist museum which will appeal to those interested in history of astronomy

It doesn't open till 1 pm and it is quite tricky to find, not signposted at all. The price is quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stressedparent
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Exeter
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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19 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BL, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not on the must do list but interesting enough as an additional trip. A bit of a holy grail to astronomers but just average to the rest of us.

Thank AdrianB144
Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't open till 1 pm and it is quite tricky to find, not signposted at all. The price is quite high for what it is, but they do offer discounts. You are made to watch a video narrated by the late Patrick Moore, which...More

Thank stressedparent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant to learn that Uranus was first spotted from a garden in Bath, and by a brother and sister who'd come to England as professional musicians and were astronomy enthusiasts, with Caroline being the first female Royal Astronomer! The museum's exhibits give a great sense...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum not too far from the centre. Gives you an interesting insight into the work of an astronmer (Herschel) who many may not have heard of. His efforts on making a larger telescope were interesting to follow.

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 3 hours here looking at the art, including a few Gainsboroughs and the collection of china and porcelin from around the world on their Grand Tours when they had to go by horse and carriage. Definately a must. The gardens are magnificent...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely small museum a little difficult to find but worth searching for. Visit took about 40 minutes, but you could spend longer reading through all the exhibits. A great piece of British history. Really informative museum.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small house with info on finding Uranus. Glad I saw it but there isn't a lot to see. Very good video to watch.

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It is so important to check openning times befre you go. We hopped on bus, hopped off, went to Jane Austen centre and then to the Heschel museum, to find it did not open until 1pm. Had other places to go to so did not...More

Thank Jean s
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Located near the centre of Bath in a terraced house. Tells the story of Herschel and his sister Caroline while they lived in Bath before moving to Datchet to be astronomer royal after the discovery of Uranus. Displays of equipment used for star gazing plus...More

Thank Tonywbhort
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly host, very interesting to see. Tucked away and reasonably priced. I learnt a lot that I had no idea about before. Really sweet little museum. Not that young child friendly but I would say from 6 up.

Thank Emma_veggie
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