Children3The Museum of Bath at Work is home to the reconstructed engineering and soft drinks factory of Victorian businessman Jonathan Bowler. This unique display provides the backdrop for a number of educational activities devised with schools in mind.

education1Walk and Talk

Guided tours of the Bowler factory lasting about an hour and involving working machinery and handling of historic objects. We can customise these tours to your requirements e.g. The Victorian child at work, Bowler’s factory during the Second World War, etc.

Available all year round. £2.00 per pupil. 1 hour.

Drama at the Museum

Using the rooms of Mr Bowler’s factory and its contents as props, an actor and ex-teacher guide improvised action. Full details and introductory notes are sent ahead of a visit and costumes etc. are provided.

Three scenarios are offered:

1. For Richer, for Poorer: Bowler’s factory in 1900

2. War Work: Bowler’s factory in 1942

3. All Change: Bowler’s factory in 1969

Included in this activity is a guided tour of the factory and a brief session to introduce the subject.

Available October – March. £4.00 per pupil. 3 hours.

Optional Extras

1. Please Touch! Handling session of fascinating and unique objects from the Museum’s collections.

Available all year round. £1.00 per pupil. 30 minutes.

2. It’s Magic!A Victorian slide show using an original Magic Lantern projector.

£1.00 per pupil. 30 minutes

education2Details for your visit

  • A space is available for lunch and secure space for bags, coats etc.
  • Teachers and accompanying adults go free
  • Refreshments and small shop
  • Coach drop off point in Julian Road

For teachers who would like to make a planning visit there is no charge. Please phone for details on 01225 318348, email: EDUCATION at the Museum of Bath at Work.

For more Museum information please contact The Director to discuss your requirements.

Museum of Bath at Work

Julian Road Bath BA1 2RH

Tel. (01225) 318348 or