We are now closed for winter maintenance. We re-open on 1 February and will be open every day between 10am and 5pm (last admission 4pm) until 3 January 2021 except 23-27 November, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
We are pleased to offer visitors with a valid B&NES Discovery Card a 50% discount and children attend for free.
Art Fund Card holders receive half price admission on an adult ticket.
We offer a 48hour Combination Ticket for No. 1 Royal Crescent, the Museum of Bath Architecture and the Herschel Museum of Astronomy (which includes one free visit to Beckford’s Tower at a weekend or Bank Holiday):
No. 1 Royal Crescent aims to be welcoming and inclusive to everyone who visits the museum, including parents or guardians visiting with babies and young children.
There is buggy parking available in the introduction room and visitors are welcome to borrow one of our baby carriers, kindly donated to us by Baby Bjorn. Unfortunately prams and buggies cannot be taken through the house due to the historic nature of the building and its contents.
Breastfeeding and bottle feeding is allowed anywhere where there is visitor seating within the museum. Should parents require more privacy, please ask a member of staff on arrival who will be happy to assist in finding a quiet spot.
Baby changing facilities are situated in the Ground Floor toilet which is located beyond the ticket desk and the accessible lift. This toilet is not accessible to wheelchairs.
‘History Detective’ packs are available free at the ticket desk. They contain activities aimed at children aged 4+. There are also Georgian themed games, books and try-on costumes in the Servants’ Hall.
We are delighted to welcome groups at all our museums and offer discounted rates and a variety of special visits.
Read our Group Visits leaflet here.
So we can ensure that your party can make the most of the visit we always ask group organisers to book in advance. The nearest Coach drop off is on Royal Avenue, five minutes’ walk from the museum.
For groups of 10 or more – discounted entry price is £9.80 per person. Group leaders are free (1 leader per approx 10 people). For your group’s enjoyment we recommend that large parties divide into smaller groups of approximately 15 visitors and arrive at 15 minute intervals.
For more information and to make a booking, please contact 01225 428126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as No. 1 Royal Crescent, we run three other museums in Bath – the Museum of Bath Architecture, Beckford’s Tower and the Herschel Museum of Astronomy. Group visits to all these museums are welcome and to make your visit even more enjoyable we have devised several special itineraries for Groups
1) At Home with the Georgians
At No. 1 Royal Crescent and at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy at 19 New King Street you can explore life in a Georgian house from one of the grandest addresses in Bath to a more modest home for the ‘middling sort’. Visits to these museums provide a fascinating insight into day to day life in the 18th century and your group can explore how different life was above and below stairs, and how many tasks and issues are common to those of today.
Useful information – Groups can walk between these museums through Royal Victoria Park. We can provide information on coach drop off points and places for refreshments or lunch.
2) Bath’s Georgian heyday
In the 18th century Bath became the most sought after place in Britain outside London and, from the 1720’s, the demand for high quality houses for the fashionable and elite meant the city expanded enormously increasing from a population of c.3,000 in 1700 to almost 30,000 in 1800. No museums illustrate this growth better than the Museum of Bath Architecture, the grand house at No. 1 Royal Crescent and the more modest house at 19 New King Street (home to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy).
Useful information – Groups can walk between these museums but we are happy to provide a guide to lead them and providing information en route on some of the city’s architectural masterpieces such as The Circus and Assembly Rooms. Please contact us for details on costs. We can provide information on coach drop off points and places for refreshments or lunch.
3) Bath and the Enlightenment
The ideas and practices of the Enlightenment touched Bath in many ways including science, philosophy and culture. In 1766, William Herschel arrived in Bath and the following year he was appointed Director of Music in the city. His interest in astronomy also developed and in 1781, the garden of his home in New King Street became the site of the discovery of the planet, Uranus. This was a major event which rocked the astronomical community and brought Herschel immediate recognition as a serious scientist.
The prolific collector, William Beckford, arrived in Bath in 1822 acquiring a house in Lansdown Crescent. On the land behind the house he constructed a mile long ride with beautiful gardens to the hill’s summit where he built a remarkable 120 foot high tower to house his collection. The tower has incredible far reaching views of the countryside.
Visits to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and Beckford’s Tower will provide an insight into these two fascinating men of the Enlightenment and their lives in Bath.
Useful information – Groups will require their coach to transport them between these museums and coach setting down points will be advised. If required, we can also provide suggestions for places to have lunch and there is the option to add a guide to accompany the group between the two museums.
For more information on our tours please contact the museums directly.
We are just a 10 minute stroll from the Tourist Information Centre outside The Abbey Hotel.
The nearest car park is Charlotte Street which is five minutes walk away – though there is a minimum stay at this car park of 4 hours. For more details on the city’s car parks, please visit the Bath & North-East Somerset Council Website.
The nearest stops for First Buses are:
The City Sightseeing buses stop on the Royal Avenue and at the Royal Crescent.