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Assembly Rooms, Bath

(4/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
It is universally acknowledged that Assembly Rooms have stood as the spot of the high society, visited by notables like Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. Opened since 1771, the building contains several assembly rooms which have all been restored in the original fashion. Imagine dancing at a private ball or gaze at the crystal chandeliers above you in the 30 m (100 ft) long Georgian ballroom. You can also stroll through the tea and card room to envision the life of Victorian youth having fun. Families will appreciate the various crafts and games organized by the museum, with all materials supplied. With our online itinerary creator, Bath attractions like Assembly Rooms can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Worth a quick look if your passing, but don't make a special trip, as there isn't much to see. Tried the tea room, which was disappointing as they had run out of most items on the menu by 1300. Staff ...  more »
  • Well worth the visit and made up for the extremely disappointing Jane Austen Centre. Selection of costumes, shoes & accessories from the 1600s to present day. 
  • Great museum, interesting and interactive element. Good price and the current lace exhibition had some stunning pieces. 
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  • Although the building is not the most majestic one in bath for me personally, the interior gives you a really good feel of what social life and social events must have been like 100-200 years ago. Having a love for costume drama's, I could immediately imagine myself walking around in the place, hoping for a gentleman to ask me to dance. Very nice experience and worth popping in for a visit, especially if you combine it with one of the museums located there.
  • Wonderful experience, the rooms above look beautiful and would make for spectacular events. The Fashion Museum below is well designed, and offers a wonderful glimpse into fashion throughout the last few hundred years. Tickets come with free audio guides that give you more information than displayed on the written placards.
  • Really nice rooms with chandeliers. We went in free with free city walk guides.
  • We found this fascinating, from the beautiful historical building with the sparkling chandeliers to the little cafe within and the main attraction, rooms of clothing and accessories along with their stories spanning the centuries and painting a picture of historical life in Britain up to the modern day. There's a dress up area for a few fun photographs and colouring in for kids. Adults interested in history, fashion and its importance in society will really appreciate a visit here.
  • Three rooms with an array of beautiful chandeliers in each, amidst a huge sprawling space and decor that gives an indication of the opulence of the time.