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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

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Really good little museum

Visited with the kids while my wife was running the Bath half marathon. Small but very interesting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
198DavidW198
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Singapore, Singapore
Only came as part of the ticket.

Whoops didn't mean to say that. But having sort of heard of Herschel and always keen to learn new... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LordNoddy
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Salisbury
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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...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with the kids while my wife was running the Bath half marathon. Small but very interesting little museum - well worth a visit. Plenty to interest the whole family - astronomy, music, 18th century living. A gem.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Whoops didn't mean to say that. But having sort of heard of Herschel and always keen to learn new things we came and so glad we did. Someone else we can go away from and astound people with our knowledge about him! It was a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good video explaining the historic significance of this discovery of Uranus from the back garden of this small Bath house! A lovely house with fascinating artifacts and a lovely garden!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure that this is a good choice for the non astronomical enthusiast, but it was one of the houses that William Herschel lived in and where he actually discovered Uranus. There is a short video narrated in English by the inimitable Patrick Moore downstairs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This humble house was the place where very important things happened . It is possible to get up close to the life of the two Herschel's and see what really made them tick. It is humbling and a reminder that it is the people which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank drrich
Janey A, Public Relations Manager at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you drrich; visiting the Herschel's house does indeed make their discoveries seem all the more extraordinary. You mention Infrared: perhaps you can come back after 16 March when our exhibition celebrating William Herschel's discovery of Infrared opens!

Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

This place is steeped in history that me and my husband were unaware of. It is an extremely informative place and well worth a visit to get a little slice of history.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 29 January 2019

...And if you're not spaced out when you arrive... you will be after. This is a Sirius place though. It really outshines most museums, some would even say it eclipses them entirely. A place like this is always destined to be so good it's out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Janey A, Public Relations Manager at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Hey diddle diddle - we're jumping over the moon at this astronomical review! Cosmic rays be with you, BallysyBrew...

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

It is absolutely amazing this guy discovered Uranus by building his own telescope. His story is fascinating. Visit this very small but fascinating museum and you will be impressed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joniw226
Janey A, Public Relations Manager at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Another five stars for this big planet and the extraordinary story of its discovery by William Herschel! Thank you indeed, Janey

Reviewed 25 December 2018

Excellent slice of important history - you get two experiences here - a renovated Georgian house as well as the insights into developments in the exploration of the planets. Look hard and you can find it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

If we hadn’t set out with the purpose of visiting here, we would never have found it. Unassuming, it sits between rows of other townhouses. When we entered the lady on the reception was so polite and welcoming. The museum itself was incredible. Having been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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