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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

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Uranus ‘rules’

It is absolutely amazing this guy discovered Uranus by building his own telescope. His story is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joniw226
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Llangathen, United Kingdom
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Excellent slice of important history

Excellent slice of important history - you get two experiences here - a renovated Georgian house as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pagoda2014
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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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 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank pagoda2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 10 December 2018

We went to this well hidden gem. The exhibition shows the great advances made in our understanding of the Universe which forms the basics of our present life and the current exploration of the stars and insight into the creation of the Universe. The discoveries...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andrewmW4837RP
Janey A, Public Relations Manager at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Dear Andrew, We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit so much and shared such a fabulous review! Thank you. Our mission is to reveal just what you describe, but also to stop this being a 'hidden gem'! Your review certainly helps. Janey

Reviewed 17 November 2018

Spent an informative evening at a special opening of the Herschel Museum, with knowledgeable astronomers guiding us round the house which William Herschel turned into an observatory. Initially alarmed by the intrusion of telescopes and gadgetry, his sister Caroline eventually became an excellent astronomer in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

An interesting little museum tucked away in tbe side streets of Bath, giving an insight into the real birth of astronomy. Only criticism was no mention was given of Herschels wife-not even her name!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit, it was quite busy as there were lots of children around and I believe a City Mayor too? We also took advantage of the GWR 2 for 1 offer too. The staff member on the desk was polite and happy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pinkstarbuck
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Looking for things to do in Bath on TripAdvisor, I noticed this museum but wasn't entirely sure either of us would be very interested. I mentioned it as something we could do and we made the decision to check it out. I'm so glad we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

This quaint and informative museum is housed in what was the home of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, both outstanding astronomers in the late 1700s.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EegleI
Reviewed 20 October 2018

A lovely house the receptionist was informative, there was a film on in the basement explaining his important discovery of planets and stars, the the King hired him so they moved. The house and workshop are well maintained. His sister Caroline was also gifted, so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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