Visit the Museum


Opening hours:
10.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends only.
December closed completely and weekends only from January until April 1st.

We are welcoming visitors to the Museum again – so, get away from home for a change of scene and a trip back in time.

We’ve got a treasure trove of Victorian and 20th Century life in Bath.  Come and see us to experience real objects and real heritage – it’s so much better than looking at things on a screen – and the stories of working life and people in the past.  See you soon!

Please email any research and archives queries to – we will be delighted to help with your research enquiries.

Admission Charges

Adults: £8.00

Concessions: £7.00
(disabled, student, unemployed)

Child: £5.00

Family: £16.00

B&NES Resident Reduction of £1.00 off all categories.

Pay by making your admission a gift aid donation and receive free admission for one year.

How to find us

On foot

We are a 10-15 minute walk from Bath city centre.

From the Assembly Rooms and Fashion Museum, cross Bennett Street and go up Russell Street to the junction at the top. Turn right onto Rivers Street and then immediately left onto Julian Road.

Directly opposite is Christ Church and the church car park. Cross the road, walk through the car park, and climb the two sets of steps. You will arrive at our (red) front door.

By bus

There are nearby bus stops on Julian Road and Lansdown Road. The Julian Road stop is served by bus numbers 700 and 20C, and Lansdown Road by numbers 2, 6, 7, 79, and 620. The Lansdown Park and Ride service also stops here. Visit the council website for more details.

By car

Unfortunately we are unable to offer parking for visitors. Christ Church car park is not part of the museum and is not available for visitors’ use.

Disabled access is available to the main display floor and we have a fully accessible toilet. Disabled parking is available but please phone ahead so we can reserve a space in our staff car park. Call 01225 318348 for details.

Museum at Night

The Museum is available for sleepover events – specifically Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Girl Guide groups etc. – as part of National Museums Night and on other occasions during the period May to September. The night includes a tour of the museum, drama and dressing-up activity, and a film show.

£5 per young person.

Refreshments not included.

Contact the Museum for more information: 
or ring  01225 318 348.