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Museum of Bath at Work

Julian Road

The Museum of Bath at Work tells the story of a time, not so long ago, when the elegant City of Bath generated its own electricity, produced its own gas, possessed two busy railway yards, exported giant dockyard cranes to every corner of the globe, brewed its own beer, milled its own flour, wove fine worsted cloth, modelled the world in plasticine, fitted out Atlantic liners and manufactured motor cars. Those were the days!

The centre piece of the Museum is the remarkable Bowler collection - a complete engineering works and fizzy-pop factory. It was rescued from destruction in the late 1960s, faithfully restored and rehoused in a distinctive building, designed originally in 1776 as a Real Tennis Court.

The Museum regularly hosts lectures and temporary exhibitions. Special educational services and research facilities are available by appointment.

General Information:

  • Books, postcards, souvenirs and gifts available

  • Self-service unit for hot drinks and snacks

  • Audio guides available

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  • Directions

    10-15 mins walk from centre of the city.

    Museum of Bath at Work Postcode for SatNav: BA1 2RH


    +44 (0)1225 318 348
    +44 (0)1225 318 348

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