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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

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Interesting enough to make a detour

This small museum is a bit outside the general pedestrian areas of Bath, but worth the detour. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Splendid museum

Visit paid soon after the museum opened on a Sunday morning so more or less had the place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sedgefield, 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...more
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19 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BL, England
+44 1225 446865
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This small museum is a bit outside the general pedestrian areas of Bath, but worth the detour. It is housed in the former home of astronomers William (who discovered Uranus) and Caroline Herschel. Friendly guy in reception, who provided some background info. Three floors of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed learning about the Herschels in this small museum - amazing that a musician was able to manufacture telescopes and achieve so much in his spare time. The film was interesting but made some years ago and I think the museum has the potential...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit paid soon after the museum opened on a Sunday morning so more or less had the place to myself. The staff were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. My visit was motivated by a long standing interest in astronomy, having a free morning and the fact...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but interesting museum about the multi talented Herschel. Felt humbling to stand in his garden from where he "discovered" Neptune.

Thank Amjjj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small museum, built into Herschel's house. But so factual and interesting if you are into science and astronomy. Really shows the determination of this great man and his sister to follow his dream, and attain greater knowledge of the universe for all. A tad...More

Thank 2Sweeties
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, beautiful little Georgian House which was the former home of William Herschel and his sister Caroline. William discovered Uranus in his back garden and you can stand in the very spot. How cool is that?? Great artefacts from the period including...More

Thank Marky7512
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Detailed museum of astronomy with a clear video presentation by Sir Patrick Moore. Worth visiting if you are interested in astronomy.

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Janey A, Public Relations Manager at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this kind review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the home of William Herschel who discovered Uranus in 1781. His house is now a museum and for those budding astronomers is a must visit.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Came here on a day visit to Bath - what a terrific small museum telling a great story. The chance to see a Georgian house much as it was in the late 18th century was also well appreciated. The story of William Herschel and his...More

Thank Clackster57
Reviewed August 11, 2018

One of the most fascinating small museums I have visited. Hershel's actual house in Bath. You get a real sense of his life from this house. And the long standing patience of his wife. Particularly liked her letter to a friend reporting that he had...More

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