Exhibition theme across our museums in 2020 is Music

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Musical amusement in the Eighteenth Century at No. 1 Royal Crescent.
From piano lessons to private concerts, see how the fashionable home in Georgian England was filled with music. From 4 April.

The theme across all Bath Preservation Trust museums in 2020 is Music. Music formed an essential aspect of Georgian Bath and we are exploring its importance through live performance, creative workshops and contemporary composition. William and Caroline Herschel were first and foremost professional musicians and we celebrate their works at The Hersch Museum of Astronomy. At Beckford’s Tower we investigate William Beckford’s musical compositions and perform some of his rarely-heard repertoire, plus we’re commissioning a new work reflecting his connections with slavery and Jamaican plantations. Finally, at the Museum of Bath Architecture we look at the architecture of concert halls never built here in Bath – plus give organ recitals.