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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

19 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BL, England
+44 1225 446865
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Always cool to be where it happened

From this house, Herschel discovered a planet AND infrared light. They've done a very nice job... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rcepuch
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Reston
Unexpected Fun

We did not know what to expect here, but since my daughter is an Astronomy student, she thought it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kja815
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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19 New King Street is a delightful and unique example of a fully restored modest Georgian townhouse. It was home to the astronomer and musician William Herschel and his sister Caroline. Particularly evocative features include Herschel’s workshop, his music room and a charming 18th Century formal garden where, with a telescope of his own construction, Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. In the Star Vault an award winning film takes you on a voyage of discovery through the universe and brings the history of the house to life. Exhibition in the modern Caroline Lucretia Gallery until 1 January 2018 is 'Wonder Women of Space'!
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19 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From this house, Herschel discovered a planet AND infrared light. They've done a very nice job putting together this museum which also covers Herschel's pre-astronomer days as a music composer.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not know what to expect here, but since my daughter is an Astronomy student, she thought it would be fun to take a look. The townhouse preserves the life of Herschel and his sister, including their early love of music and their work...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The actual house that Uranus was discovered in 🤯 Such a hidden gem! An absolute must for anybody visiting Bath or for locals (such as myself) 👍🏻 For what you get to see/learn/experience it’s amazing value for money and I can’t believe I’d never been...More

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Janey A, Public Relations Manager at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear William, Wow - what a perfect review - thank you VERY much for your support! I shall share your words with our brilliant team of volunteers and staff. My perpetual mission is to stop the museum from being a 'hidden' gem - and make...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most interesting. Learn more about William Herschel the astronomer - he discovered Uranus in this very garden. Caroline, his sister, was exceptional too - one of the wonder women of science.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit if you are in Bath. Its a fascinating place to see where William first observed Uranus and Caroline working along with him in the pursuit of their interest in astronomy. Sitting in the garden where he observed Uranus for the first time...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

William Herschel is a famout astonmer and popular musician and this museum shows off the work he has achieved including his biggest contribution to science, the discovery of planet Uranus. A small but interesting museum.

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Staff well informed and a great little place. Definitely worth a visit if you have an interest in astrology or Music.

Thank Luke B
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

After seeing the major sites of Bath, this museum is a definite must for any person interested in science, local history or music. You come away with an understanding of how it was to live in the 17-18th centuries as a man and woman of...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

A random house in a random street that once belonged to someone quite famous. That's the feeling you get when looking at this establishment from the outside. Inside it is very quiet and you get the feeling you mustn't really speak. However, that aside it's...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Any one with any interest in astronomy or music should visit this museum it is packed with information.

Thank Paul D
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