The Museum of Bath at Work

A Museum of People’s History

Enter the world of working Bath through a series of authentically reconstructed workplaces, workshops and display galleries. Two thousand years of working life are on display from a Victorian ironmongers and engineering works, a soft drinks making factory and even a Bath Stone mine working, all on show in a former Real Tennis court, dating from 1777.

The heritage of working people in Bath is covered in two display halls – the first ‘Landscapes and Livelihoods’- shows how the city’s workers have served the residents and visitors with goods and services – since the time of the Romans. The second ‘Knowing Your Place’ features a changing programme of local history exhibitions designed and prepared with local people.

Children’s activities, working machinery demonstrations, free guided and audio tours, a small shop and refreshments are all on site and only ten minutes walk from the city centre!

Get to work!

We still have some of the Catalogues for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh ‘A Bedroom at Bath’ for sale – click here.