Bath and the Slave Trade

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Georgian Bath was built largely due to the British Slave Trade. We know that our building and collections have strong connections with this awful period in history and we do not hide it. It is a crucial part of our narrative when people visit and contributes to the wider context of the World Heritage City of Bath.

We have listed some suggestions for further reading and research about the history of slavery and its legacies in Bath below

Our publications:

Further research: