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Vacancies at the Museum of Bath Architecture


We are currently seeking volunteers to help people of all ages to explore the Museum of Bath Architecture. Click here for the role description and for details of how to apply.

Gift Aid It

Bath Preservation Trust is a registered charity and you can support our charitable aims through Gift Aid. Under the Gift Aid scheme, instead of paying an admission charge, you can now donate the same amount.

When you donate, you will be asked to confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Tax can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their donations in the current tax year.

We can then recover tax on your donation. To us, that’s worth an extra 25p for every £1 you give. All you need to do is complete a simple declaration when you arrive. To help in this way you must be a UK taxpayer. Your details will remain confidential.

Why your donation is so valuable to the Bath Preservation Trust

As well as running four museums – the Museum of Bath Architecture, No.1 Royal Crescent, the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and Beckford’s Tower and Museum – the Bath Preservation Trust run a highly successful education programme, which recently earned a prestigious Sandford Award, and undertake vital campaigning work to protect the status of Bath as a World Heritage Site. We do all of this with no assistance from public funding which is why your ongoing financial support is so essential. Your donation is therefore vital to help us with our work.

How to donate to the Bath Preservation Trust

You can download a donation form here, fill it in, and email it to or post it to Bath Preservation Trust, No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LR.

If you prefer, donations can be made by cheque or through CAF.  Some of our supporters generously make a regular donation through a direct debit and if you would like to know more about this, please contact us by phone on 01225 338727 or email

However you choose to support us, please remember to Gift Aid it.  Pledging Gift Aid will cost you nothing and it allows Bath Preservation Trust to reclaim tax at the current basic rate.

Gifts in wills, or as a memorial, are also very important and have made a substantial difference to Bath Preservation Trust.  If you would like to know more, please click here or contact our office for a confidential discussion.

We greatly appreciate all the donations we receive. They make an immediate difference to our work, and we’re very grateful to our many supporters who have helped us over the past 80 years.

Become a member of the Bath Preservation Trust

As a Trust member you can rest assured you are contributing to a worthy cause. The benefits of membership are many:

  • Know you are playing a vital role in helping to preserve Bath’s heritage.
  • Put your views to the Trust at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Seek advice from the Trust’s various committees on points of policy or historic and architectural detail.
  • Take part in a series of Trust walks, talks and tours.
  • Meet fellow members with similar interests.
  • Visit all Trust museums free of charge throughout the season.
  • Receive the Trust’s annual publications and other communications.

Click here to find out more about our membership and join us today!

If you are interested in working in museums we can offer a limited number of work experience placements. We have placements for young people aged 16-19 to experience working in the heritage sector. We will show you a series of behind-the-scenes glimpses of our museum as a heritage business and visitor attraction. We will aim to give you a range of different experiences dependent upon our season and calendar as well as your interests. You will work with our staff in business and events, social media and visitor experience, exhibitions and guiding. You will be able to do some personal research and discuss your future career ideas with staff. ***Update – Work Experience applications for Summer 2024 are presently closed as we have reached capacity.*** Please apply by contacting