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The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

19 New King Street, BATH, BA1 2BL

This 18th-century town house celebrates the achievements of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who were both distinguished astronomers. William discovered Uranus in 1781. The house is decorated and furnished in the style of the period of Georgian Bath, while the gardens are semi-formal in design and include different plants and herbs popular at the time. There is also a star vault astronomy auditorium and the Caroline Lucretia gallery.

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Tel: 01225 446865
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£6 (ch £3, students £3.50, concessions £5.50). Family £14.50

Opening times

Open 21 Jan-16 Dec, Mon-Fri 1-5, BHs & wknds 11-5
Average visit 2hrs





Partly accessible. Stairs, wheelchair access restricted to ground floor
Audio & virtual tours, handling collections, subtitles

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy


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