• Schools at the Museum of Bath at Work

    This unique museum provides the backdrop for a number of educational activities devised with schools in mind. Guided tours, drama and hands-on discussions with fascinating and unique objects from the Museum’s collections help tell the story of working Bath. 

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.

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