If you’re looking for a cultural way to spend an afternoon in Bath, you’re in for a treat. This elegant city has an excellent and diverse choice of museums and art galleries to keep you occupied, covering everything from fashion through the centuries to Jane Austen. Here’re seven of the best.
You really can’t visit the city without taking a trip to the world-famous Roman Baths. Following a £5.5 million redevelopment, the Baths are now one of the most visited heritage attractions in the country and will capture your imagination whatever your age! Built in 70 AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex, you can now walk through the site and among the extensive ruins including The Great Bath, ancient changing rooms and plunge pools. The accompanying interactive museum will give you a real taste of what the Baths were like in Roman times, you can even meet costumed characters and listen to their ancient stories.
Stall Street, Bath BA1 1LZ +44 1225 477785
Bath and Jane Austen go together like a pot of tea and a Sally Lunn’s bun, so if you want to find out more about Bath’s adopted daughter, pay a visit to The Jane Austen Centre. Inside the original period property, there are talks and activities to learn more about the famous novelist and even the chance to dress up in Regency costume yourself.
40 Gay Street, Queen Square, Bath BA1 2NT +44 1225 443000