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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

19 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BL, England
+44 1225 446865
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Worth a visit if you are in Bath. Its a fascinating place to see where William first observed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cris_skyler29
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Calamba, Philippines
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A visit to a famous astronomer and musician's house

William Herschel is a famout astonmer and popular musician and this museum shows off the work he... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter H
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Sowerby Bridge, England, United Kingdom
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19 New King Street is a delightful and unique example of a fully restored modest Georgian townhouse. It was home to the astronomer and musician William Herschel and his sister Caroline. Particularly evocative features include Herschel’s workshop, his music room and a charming 18th Century formal garden where, with a telescope of his own construction, Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. In the Star Vault an award winning film takes you on a voyage of discovery through the universe and brings the history of the house to life. Exhibition in the modern Caroline Lucretia Gallery until 1 January 2018 is 'Wonder Women of Space'!
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19 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you are in Bath. Its a fascinating place to see where William first observed Uranus and Caroline working along with him in the pursuit of their interest in astronomy. Sitting in the garden where he observed Uranus for the first time...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

William Herschel is a famout astonmer and popular musician and this museum shows off the work he has achieved including his biggest contribution to science, the discovery of planet Uranus. A small but interesting museum.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff well informed and a great little place. Definitely worth a visit if you have an interest in astrology or Music.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After seeing the major sites of Bath, this museum is a definite must for any person interested in science, local history or music. You come away with an understanding of how it was to live in the 17-18th centuries as a man and woman of...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

A random house in a random street that once belonged to someone quite famous. That's the feeling you get when looking at this establishment from the outside. Inside it is very quiet and you get the feeling you mustn't really speak. However, that aside it's...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Any one with any interest in astronomy or music should visit this museum it is packed with information.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We visited one afternoon as the children are into Astronomy. It's a quaint little museum and gives a real sense of c18th middle class homes. The contemporary extension had a great display about women in science. The museum is not very easy to spot as...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is a great little museum tucked away in Bath, covering the life of the Herschel’s while they live in Bath. Was enjoyed by all the family. While I was well aware of William and Caroline’s magnificent astronomical achievements, I wasn’t aware of how much...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Really interesting to see where Herschel did his work grinding lenses, including damage to the floor caused by his mishaps. Really brings his story to life. Also interesting to see a middle class Bath house, in comparison to the museum on Royal Crescent.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The museum is rather small and hidden away just away from the main city but finding it is well worth the journey. Very well laid out and informative about the life of Bath in the late 1700s and the Herschels themselves. Staff at the museum...More

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