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Top museum recommendations from locals

Historic Site
“Step back and travel through the ages to find out the origins of Roman Bath. Queues can be lengthy so we suggest buying your tickets online.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Art Museum
“I love this place. It has regular exhibit changes and a great cafe. Also has parking.”
  • 79 locals recommend
History Museum
“Small museum chronicling the life and times of the famous writer, Jane Austen, plus Regency tearoom.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Museum
“Fabulous collection of textiles and fashion - Jane Austen Fans will be thrilled with this museums collection!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Pump Room was where high society used to go for afternoon tea and to be seen about town. A favourite haunt of Jane herself, it also features in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. The Pump Room Restaurant today is still a hugely popular place for afternoon tea or lunch. You can also have a glass of Bath’s very own thermal waters straight from the fountain, for which many visitors travel from afar to benefit from its many healing properties.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“Bath's most famous eating house. Their menu offers historic refreshment based on the original Sally Lunn bun – still baked to a secret recipe – and rich in local cuisine and authentic historic dishes. Step back in time and enjoy breakfast in one of the oldest houses in Bath, built in 1680. (Make sure you catch the museum under the restaurant)”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
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“The Assembly Rooms were at the heart of fashionable Georgian society. When completed in 1771, they were described as 'the most noble and elegant of any in the kingdom'. £10 for both museums”
  • 24 locals recommend
Museum
“Want to find out more about how the beautiful Georgian buildings were constructed? Visit the fascinating Building of Bath museum.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschels, who were distinguished astronomers.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Store
“This museum was established in 1978 to present the commercial development of Bath over the last 2000 years and includes displays on four floors. Closed - December. £4 per person.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A fabulous insight into life as a Celt and a Roman living in Bath. You will learn all about the restorative benefits of the thermal waters.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Really get a feel of the people who made Bath what it is today; the eccentricity, vision and colonial history.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“A gem of a small museum, in a lovely part of the city. Extremely well worth a visit especially if interested in ceramics, jade and bronze”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“The whole of Bath is full of history but this museum shows how it was built. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“This recommendation is all about getting you out of the heavily-trodden tourist routes in favour of some greenery. Follow Pultney Street out of town towards the Holbourne Museum. The cafe is simple, coffee is great. A lovely place to spend an hour taking in some natural beauty. ”
  • 1 local recommends