Museum of Bath Architecture

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This unique collection interprets the rich architectural history of Bath and the men who transformed a provincial town into the world famous Georgian Spa. It demonstrates how classical design influenced the buildings and illustrates the construction of a house from the cellars to the rafters.

Based in the Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, the building is also home to the Bath Model, a fully detailed architectural model of the historic city centre, giving a unique insight into the layout of the Georgian City.

As well as opening to visitors during the season, the Chapel houses study days and events from March to November for adults and young people, open to all.

Venue Type:

Museum, Architecture centre, Heritage site

Opening hours

11 February - 26 November 2017
Tuesday - Friday 2 - 5pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.30-am - 5pm

Admission charges

Adult £6
Concessions £4.50
Child £2.50
Group £4.50
Family £14

Discounts

  • Museums Association
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Collection details

Archives, Fine Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Through the door

The Royal Crescent Deconstructed / Reconstructed

  • 18 February — 4 June 2017 *on now

Through an exciting new installation No. 1 Royal Crescent is broken into pieces. As fragments are linked to objects at the Museum of Bath Architecture the building is then reformed, revealing the design and craftsmanship that came together to construct the Royal Crescent 250 years ago.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with normal admission

Website

http://museumofbatharchitecture.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/

Peter Smithson

Past, Present, Future: Bath and the Smithsons

  • 24 June — 26 November 2017

200 years after the Royal Crescent was built, Alison and Peter Smithson, England’s most influential post-war architects, looked to the historic city to inspire their modern designs. As we mark the 250th anniversary of the Royal Crescent this exhibition explores the extraordinary connection between old and new in the Smithson’s work, and the buildings they designed for Bath.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with normal admission

Website

http://www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/event/exhibition-past-present-future-bath-and-the-smithsons/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
17th century music

Monteverdi & his milieu: a Venetian adventure

  • 7 July 2017 6:30-7:30pm

Musicke in the Ayre: Jane Hunt & Maria Danishvar, sopranos and Din Ghani, archlute/baroque guitar

A happy hour of gorgeous music (both sacred and secular) from early 17th century Venice by Claudio Monteverdi and some of his contemporaries. Although he was born in Cremona 450 years ago, Venice was where Monteverdi found fulfilment and job satisfaction when he became choirmaster at St Mark’s Basilica, and where many of his masterpieces were written.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 includes a glass of wine

Concert

Temple Ensemble - 1 hour concert

  • 9 June 2017 From 6:30pm

Vivaldi, Concerto for Bassoon and Strings
Weber, Clarinet Quintet
Beethoven, Sextet
London-based, the Temple Ensemble was formed by clarinettist Poppy Beddoe at the Royal Academy of Music. They perform throughout the UK and in SW France.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10, includes a glass of wine

Museum of Bath Architecture
The Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel
The Vineyards
Bath
Somerset
BA1 5NA
England

Website

www.museumofbatharchitecture.org.uk

E-mail

jhunter@bptrust.org.uk

Telephone

01225 333895

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