Throughout 2017 we have been marking 250 years since the first foundation stone was laid on the Royal Crescent, on 19th May 1767.
Today, the Royal Crescent is so much more than just a curved row of 30 terraced houses. This world-renowned icon is one of the most impressive representations of architectural innovation and imagination in Georgian Britain, and was one of the reasons why Bath was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1987.
Behind this historic façade lies the 5 star luxurious Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, as well as No.1 Royal Crescent. This prestigious address has been converted into an immersive museum that perfectly depicts the life of its former wealthy Georgian residents and their servants, who resided downstairs.
Throughout the year-long celebration of 250 years of the Royal Crescent in Bath there has been a varied programme of events, trails, workshops, concerts, film screenings, exhibitions, and talks, hosted by No.1 Royal Crescent and other Bath Museums to commemorate this special anniversary. You can see photographs on Facebook here.
Open until Sunday 17 December, the final exhibition is at No. 1 Royal Crescent and is called New Views. Throughout 2017, hundreds of visitors including families, community groups and schoolchildren have joined in the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Crescent. New Views is a vibrant and exciting showcase of all their imaginative responses, including photography, creative writing, drama and mixed media artwork. The exhibition includes work by St Andrew’s C of E Primary School, Age UK (Bath & North East Somerset) and Pathways to Wellbeing project in collaboration with the Holburne Museum.