No. 1 Royal Crescent allows visitors to look beyond the Royal Crescent’s world famous Palladian facade and see what life was like for the wealthy and their servants in 18th century Bath.  It has recently benefited from a major renovation through The Whole Story project but we still need your help.

There is so much to explore at this multi award winning museum and many of our visitors love what they have seen and learnt and have generously donated to the continued development of the museum. We hope you will wish to join them.  It is very easy to give – just click on the donate button at the bottom of this page.

1st floor landing              Passage from kitchen

As well as running No. 1 Royal Crescent and three other museums whose collections help explain why the Georgian era is such a key period in the city’s history, we also run a highly successful education programme, which recently earned a prestigious Sandford Award, and undertake vital campaigning work to protect the status of the World Heritage city.  And we do all of this with no assistance from public funding which is why ongoing financial support is essential. Your donation is therefore vital to help us with our work.

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 Jan Hull, Development Officer at Bath Preservation Trust, 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.