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Museum of Bath at Work

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Address: Julian Road | Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH, England
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+44 1225 318348
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10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00

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Very interesting, enjoyable Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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bristol
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56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!!

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Thank roger e
Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 in. I was able to meander through the exhibits, though some were in darkness, which... More 

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Thank Rodger S
Chipping Norton, UK
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 hour looking round.

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Thank Paul7888
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 love dressing up. An unexpected delight walking distance from town centre. As everywhere in Bath,... More 

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Thank Luke O
Leicester
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163 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Found this museum very interesting. Nicely laid out. Handsets were very informative about the industries of Bath. Nice to see all the machinery, tools etc

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Thank Michelle081
Beaune, France
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A fascinating peer into the history and development of commercial Bath, focusing on a local, family-owned engineering industry whose workshops (with contents) were re-created on this site. Great staff give you the feeling before you even begin and the displays and recreations make everything very accessible. This family (J.B.Bowler) was just so ingenious!

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cazand
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to do something different. Took a walk to here. Great insight into the working history of Bath. Staff have really good knowledge. Would recommend a visit.

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Thank cazand
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were not expecting such an interesting visit. The museum contains a vast amount of engineering and industrial artefacts from the 1800's and the audio guide does extremely well in explaining the displays, so you can really understand and imagine the genius of the Victorian Industrialists and inventors. It also gives a vivid insight into working conditions and health and... More 

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Thank JOHUR52
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Well worth the visit, a hidden gem.. very interesting and informative, excellent for children and adults with a lot to see.... you can dress up in old costumes..great fun.

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Carlsbad, California
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178 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you like things mechanical or how things work be sure to check out this museum. It won't take you too long to get thru the tour so you can plan to do more after your visit. It is well worth checking it out!

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