• Major Exhibition: The World’s Most Travelled Shoe

    To celebrate the 65th anniversary of this British icon, The Shoe Museum in collaboration with The Museum of Bath at Work is presenting the story of the Clarks Desert Boot in a new exhibition. The exhibition opens from Friday April 10th 2015.

Discover two thousand years of work in
the historic city of Bath

Housed in an eighteenth century Real Tennis Court, the museum traces the development of Bath as a retailing and manufacturing centre and, since the seventeenth century, as a tourist and health resort. There are three floors of displays, including the landscape of industrial Bath and exact reconstructions of factories and workshops.

The centrepiece of the museum, covering an entire floor, is the reconstructed engineering and soft drinks factory of Victorian businessman J B Bowler.

Walk through the workshops and offices and see a complete soft drinks and bottling plant. Some of the machinery is in working order and there are regular demonstrations. Audio guides are available free of charge and guided tours are provided when possible.

We hope to see you soon!