Room hire

Spaces for hire

The Museum of Bath at Work has three spaces available to hire. We provide a unique venue for your meeting or event in this historic building, originally a Real Tennis Court built in 1777 and later a Riding School, where you’ll be surrounded by our amazing collection of objects telling the story of Bath’s industrial and working life.

The top floor Mezzanine Gallery is an airy light-filled space which will seat 50-70 people comfortably; the ground floor Hudson Gallery provides a more intimate space for smaller meetings of up to 10 people; and the Library & Research Room is ideal for small meetings of up to 6 people.


Mezzanine Gallery

A large, bright and airy space, with natural light from the tall windows.  Museum displays and objects such as a real Bath Chair and a 1914 Horstmann car are on show.  Ideal for lectures, film screenings, drinks receptions, book launches, large meetings, small conferences.

Location
Top floor
Size
15m x 15m (50ft x 50ft)
Capacity
70 seated, 100 standing
Lay-out options
Flexible
Facilities Tables
Hot drinks machine; café counter; sink; crockery & glasses, Free, wifi
Projection equipment, microphones, flipchart (extra cost)
Access
Access for wheelchair users or those with restricted mobility is via the back entrance: please contact us in advance
Wheelchair lift to top floor: Please contact us in advance
We regret that there is no passenger lift.
Accessible toilet by back entrance.
Toilets on ground floor.
Availability
Daytimes
1 November-31 March only (unavailable 1 April-31 October):
Half day: 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00
Full day: 09.00-17.00

Evenings
Evenings throughout the year:
Evening: 18.00-22.30
Prices
Half-day: £60
Full day: £100
Evening: £90

Additional equipment costs
Projection equipment, microphones £10
Flip-chart & paper £5
Deposit
40% deposit required on booking; balance is invoiced after your booking is completed. No VAT is charged.
Enquire for details of discounts for community groups, charities and repeat bookings
40% deposit required on booking; balance is invoiced after your booking is completed. No VAT is charged.
Enquire for details of discounts for community groups, charities and repeat bookings.

Hudson Gallery

A smaller and more intimate room suitable for small meetings or events. Museum exhibitions, and displays about cabinet-making and stone-quarrying, are on show. This room does not have any natural light (no windows). The door can be left open for ventilation.

Location
Ground floor
Size
7m x 3m (23ft x 10ft)
Capacity
10 seated, 20 standing
Lay-out options Flexible
Facilities
Fold-down tables
Projector screen, flip-chart (extra cost)
Free wifi (signal is variable)
The refreshment facilities on the top floor are available to users of this room
Access
We regret that there is no wheelchair access to this floor of the Museum
Toilets on ground floor adjacent to the room
Availability
Daytimes and evenings throughout the year:
Half day: 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00
Full day: 09.00-17.00
Evening: 18.00-22.30
Prices
Half-day: £35
Full day: £60
Evening: £55
Projector screen £5
Flipchart & paper £5
Deposit
40% deposit required on booking; balance is invoiced after your booking is completed. No VAT is charged.
Enquire for details of discounts for community groups, charities and repeat bookings

Library & Research Room

A small meeting area is available within this room, suitable for small meetings of between 2 and 6 people. The Museum’s extensive library of books and archives are on shelves around the room. This room does not have any natural light (no windows). The door can be left open for ventilation. This room can be hired by the hour if required for short meetings.

Location
Ground floor
Size
3m x 3.6m (10ft x 12ft)
Capacity
6
Lay-out options
Chairs arranged round a table
Facilities
Table, flip-chart (extra cost). There is no wifi signal in this room.
The refreshment facilities on the top floor are available to users of this room.
Access
We regret that there is no wheelchair access to this floor of the Museum
Toilets on ground floor adjacent to the room
Availability
Daytimes and evenings throughout the year:
Half day: 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00
Full day: 09.00-17.00
Evening: 18.00-22.30
Prices
Hourly rate: £15
Half-day: £30
Full day: £50
Evening: £45

Additional equipment costs
Flip-chart & paper: £5
Deposit
40% deposit required on booking; balance is invoiced after your booking is completed. No VAT is charged.

Parking

The Museum is well-served by buses 6 & 7 to Fairfield Park/ Larkhall which stop on Lansdown Road near the junction with Julian Road. The nearest car park is Charlotte Street, approximately 15 minutes’ walk away. There is very limited parking in Morford Street.

Room hire enquiries

For more details and to arrange your booking, please contact Stuart Burroughs, Museum Director, on 01225 318348 or mobaw@hotmail.com

Enquire for details of discounts for community groups, charities and repeat bookings