• Winner of The Frears Award 2014 is announced

    The 2014 Russell Frears Prize was awarded to Kate Fawcett at a prize-giving ceremony for first, second and third year design students at Bath School of Art and Design, Sion Hill, Bath on Friday 6 June 2014.

    Kate’s winning submission includes crisp, modern graphics which still relate back to the Victorian heart of the Museum, the use of photographs with people in them to bring the Museum’s exhibition spaces to life and the development of an app for visitors and the wider public.

    Well done Kate!


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!