The Museum of Bath Architecture (formerly known as the Building of Bath Collection ) shows how – in a period of only 70 years – Bath developed into one of the most fashionable places in Georgian England.
Although it is a fairly specialised subject, the Museum of Bath Architecture is a great spot to visit if you are interested in Georgian architecture.
What to see at the Museum of Bath Architecture
The Museum of Bath Architecture is housed inside the Grade II* listed Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel and the museum’s exhibits explain how the city was transformed during the Georgian period.
There are displays that show how a Georgian house was constructed as well as displays about the raw materials used in construction, interior design as well as furnishings and upholstery popular during the Georgian period.
The museum also features a 1:500 scale model of Bath, which was commissioned in 1965 and took 10,000 hours to build.
Visiting the Museum of Bath Architecture
The Museum of Bath Architecture is at the northern end of the city centre. Most attractions in Bath are within walking distance and the Assembly Rooms, the Circus, the Fashion Museum, the Museum of Bath at Work, the Museum of East Asian Art and the Jane Austen Centre are particularly close at no more than a five-minute walk from the museum.
The museum is wheelchair accessible.
Allow 1–2 hours to visit the museum.