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No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, Bath

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Discover what life was like for the wealthy residents of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and their servants in this historic house museum. Walk within one of the greatest examples Georgian architecture to be found anywhere and explore its ten historically furnished rooms. Wander through the luxurious parlor, gentlemen’s retreat, and withdrawing room. See how the house was kept running in the servants’ hall and kitchen. Visit the exhibition gallery and information room to learn more about the residents of No.1 Royal Crescent and how the house was restored. Members of staff are on-hand to answer any questions. Using our international travel planner, Bath attractions like No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very impressive architecture but lots of scaffolding on our visit. Lovely on a sunny day and must be lovely without the building work. 
  • No. 1 Royal Crescent is a delightful museum, I found myself being absorbed by the detail that has gone into attempting to recreate a home from that period. Every room was fascinating. 
  • Came round to the Royal Crescent on the City Sightseeing bus and had a delightful tour of the house. There is a guide in each room who were all able to give us interesting insights into the lives of t...  read more »
  • Extremely well-maintained and instructive example of a Georgian house, with a decor of refined elegance. A4 cards explaining the history and function of each room are helpfully placed in every room, and a guide specifically assigned to each room also explain the finer details of each furnishing. Worth the entry fee.
  • Considered the crown jewel of Bath, the Royal Crescent is a masterful Georgian stone buildings that houses nobility and today are luxury homes and hotels. The lawn facing the crescent shaped terraces become beautiful spaces for people to enjoy and evening out and about. You can't truly fathom the beauty of Bath until you stand in its front lawn. My first trip to bath years ago was a day trip. This time around, I spent the night and when bus loads of tourist leaves for the day, the city's character changes. I remember standing here admiring the Royal Crescent and thinking how much I love this city. One of the thing’s you’ll notice if you come here during a summer day is that this place will be thoroughly packed with people from tour groups. Come back later in the evening, and you might have the whole place to yourself. Better photos, better atmosphere and plenty of space, especially in the fields to run in. If you want to have a taste of what life is like in magnificent Bath, visit 1 Royal Crescent, which is a museum that recreates a noble home that’s pretty faithful to the lifestyle of the day. If you want to stay at the Royal Crescent, then check out the Royal Crescent Hotel, which is probably the most upmarket hotel in Bath.
  • This is a wonderful museum centered around showing how the home looked and worked for one of it's original occupants. They have guides in most rooms to explain a bit about the room and answer any questions. In all they show you nine rooms, two being downstairs. The upper rooms offer great votes of the Crescent as well.
  • A must visit if you are exploring Bath for the first time. The crescent is nice and good to get an insight into how these houses used to be run. Doesn't take long to get around but with experts in each room it's interesting and informative.
  • Great Victorian era house, a "what a typical era house could look like" experience
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