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Museum of Bath at Work

Julian Road | Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
+44 1225 318348
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Fascinating story with no reference to Jane Austen!

This is the place to go for those who think Bath is not for them, because it's all about Jane... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Honor R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Brilliant and Fascinating

A really brilliant evocation of various industries which kept Bath busy and thriving. Whole... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynn B
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Julian Road | Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
+44 1225 318348
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the place to go for those who think Bath is not for them, because it's all about Jane Austen. This is the story of a very different family, running side-by-side businesses in engineering and soda-water production. There are all their workshop equipment, working...More

Thank Honor R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really brilliant evocation of various industries which kept Bath busy and thriving. Whole workshops have been saved by someone who could not bear to see it all disappear. A Samuel Griffin six-stroke double acting gas engine of 1885, anyone? No, me neither, but it...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Visited here today for the first time, had no idea it was here. This needs a renaming as it's more...the exhibits are great and real, the manner in which it's laid out make the most of the material and really tell a story, as an...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 4 April 2017

packed full of equipment and machinery from the old mineral water factory. This was all to be disposed of when the factory closed, but was saved by a benefactor who opened this museum. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank kevtom2015
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The concept is fine; I'd like to see more of the labour history of Bath this museum seems essentially to be a recreation of a small factory with some other bits and pieces. There is plenty of information on the mezzanine on photo displays which...More

Thank pauliem1
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We came here as a contrast from the Royal Crescent museum. It detailed the workings of the metal work and carbonated drinks factory. The audio tour was very informative and gave us a good overview of the working life in this era.

Thank ellebtn
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A bit of a different type of Museum, great volunteers engage you in interesting social history. Great, won't take long but worth visiting. Don't forget to leave a donation - they are a charity!!

Thank roger e
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Is this a first - a review of a closed museum ? After a bit of a hike up the hill, I reached the Museum of Work. A sign on the door read 'closed in December', but the door was not locked so I ventured...More

Thank Rodger S
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The museum is mostly the contents of an old factory that opened in the 19th century and closed in 1969, seemingly without ever throwing anything out. We were given a good introduction by the person in the ticket office before we spent a very pleasant...More

Thank Paul7888
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem revealing the suprising engineering and inventing history of Bath. Large 18th century building with more than we expected in it. Fantastic old machines, good information and lovely staff. Kids really enjoyed finding Brassy the mouse hidden around the exhibits and younger ones will...More

Thank Luke O
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