The Fan Club was launched in May 2013 by Absolutely Fabulous star Julia Sawalha and historian Adrian Tinniswood.IMGP8580 smaller

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Children enjoy activities at No.1 Royal Crescent

Bath Preservation Trust established The No.1 Fan Club to enable individuals (and couples) to make their own contributions to the Trust’s £5 million capital project appeal, The Whole Story.

The Whole Story project gave No.1 Royal Crescent, the 18th century town house museum, a much-needed “face lift”, created a dedicated education centre there and  restored its service wing with the original kitchen. It also doubled the number of rooms on show from five to 10, provided improved access for the disabled and conserved the fabric and the collection, amongst other benefits. Over £4 million was raised towards the fundraising target.

By joining The No.1 Fan Club, you ensure that this world famous museum continues to thrill and educate over 50,000 visitors annually, and enjoy unique benefits too over two years. They include:

•  Bath Preservation Trust membership for up to two, including free entrance to No.1 Royal Crescent and other Trust museums

•  an annual champagne reception to thank you for your support

•  a yearly lecture by a specialist speaker on a subject related to No. 1 and the 18th century

•  special six monthly project progress reports

•  No.1 Fan Club lapel pin

•  recognition in The No.1 Fan Club section of the Trust’s Annual Review and the Club’s website page.

Furthermore, your support, as a No.1 Fan Club member, will fund a key part of The Whole Story project totalling £200,000, including:

•  sympathetically conserving No.1’s historic paintings, prints, rugs, chandelier, etc.

•  acquiring further necessary furnishings of the period

•  dressing the interior with items that tell each room’s story through artful detail, including replica Georgian newspapers and kitchen paraphernalia.

And you can make your contribution go further with Gift Aid. For example, a basic rate tax payer donating a minimum of £50 per month, can increase their donation to £62.50 per month since we can reclaim .25 pence per £1 from the government. A higher rate tax payer donating a similar monthly amount can contribute even more through Gift Aid.

How to join

Please click here to access The No.1 Fan Club Application form, Gift Aid declaration and Standing Order form. Completed forms need to be returned to:

No.1 Fan Club
Bath Preservation Trust
1 Royal Crescent
Bath BA1 2LR