Visiting

Reopening 30th March 2024

Bath Preservation Trust is pleased to announce that the Museum of Bath Architecture will reopen to the public on 30th March 2024.

Built in 1765, the Chapel which is home to the museum needs routine maintenance and conservation which will be taking place in the first half of the year, although this will not affect the museum experience. It is part of our commitment to future-proofing this unique building.

As part of the re-opening, consultation will take place asking the public to contribute to ideas towards its future. This will ensure the museum and its collection are preserved and remain relevant to current and future users. Read the full press release here.

Opening times

  • 30th March 2024 to 15th December 2024
  • Wednesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm

Ticket prices

  • Adult: £7.00*
  • Concession: £6.00*
  • Under 18s: Free (must be accompanied by a paying adult)
  • Discovery Card discount: 25%
  • Art Fund discount: 50%

No booking required – Card and cash payments can be made on the door. Group enquiries please email admin@bptrust.org.uk.

About the collection

The Museum of Bath Architecture collection includes maps, models, designs, drawings, videos, paintings and tools tell the story of how eighteenth century architects and craftsmen helped turn a small medieval walled town into the destination of choice for Georgian high society.

Celebrating the distinctive Georgian architecture that makes Bath so special, and which has contributed to it becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site city, highlights of the collection include a 1:500 scale model of Bath, giving a miniature birds-eye-view of the whole city.

*Includes a free return pass valid for use up until 15th December 2024

How to find us

The Museum of Bath Architecture is located at the Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel which is accessed via a raised pavement from the Paragon. From the raised pavement there is level access to the exhibition space. The nearest publicly accessible disabled toilet is located in the Assembly Rooms which are run by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Directions

From No. 1 Royal Crescent to the Museum of Bath Architecture.
Proceed along Brock Street into the Circus and exit left into Bennett Street. At the junction with Lansdown Road turn right and cross turning left into Hay Hill and at the bottom left again into The Vineyards, which is part of The Paragon. The Museum of Bath Architecture is on the left-hand side. Approximately a 10 minute walk.

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Groups

Bath Preservation Trust can offer online training, talks, workshops and access to our archives to support research.

If you would be interested in BPT running sessions for your group, please contact us

Nearest coach stop

The nearest coach stop is on Lansdown Road and visitors walk to the Museum via Hay Hill (5 minutes). Coaches must disembark their passengers quickly and then move on as there is no official setting down point here.

Venue Hire

The chapel at the Museum of Bath Architecture is a beautiful space in which to hold meetings, workshops and events.  The space is available for hire any day of the week including evenings.

Facilities include a kitchen (no cooking facilities), toilets and a number of tables and chairs. Conference facilities include a screen, projector and flip chart.

Our staff can assist you with your planning. For further information please contact us.