The Bath Assembly Rooms, designed by John Wood the Younger in 1769, are a set of assembly rooms located in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath in England which are now open to the public as a visitor attraction. They are designated as a Grade I listed building.
During the Georgian era Bath became fashionable, and the architects John Wood, the Elder, and his son laid out new areas of housing for residents and visitors. Assembly rooms had been built early in the 18th century, but a new venue for balls, concerts and gambling was envisaged in the area between Queen Square, The Circus and the Royal Crescent. Robert Adam submitted a proposal that was rejected as too expensive. John Wood, the Younger raised funding through a tontine, and construction started in 1769. The new or upper assembly rooms opened with a grand ball in 1771 and became the hub of fashionable society, being frequented by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, along with the nobility of the time.
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|Tuesday||10:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
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|Saturday||10:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
Pink Unicorn | Dec 22, 2017
I really liked this National Trust owned building. The National Trust don't run this the local council do, it's free for all to see it but if you want to also see the fashion museum you need to pay. They still have a guidebook. We parked on the park and ride and got the bus in so parking wasn't much of an issue. It was easy to find. I really thought the chandeliers were breathtaking. Really stunning. I was able to go into each of the room (although one was being used for a function so I just saw it behind a rope. I didn't mind this but if you go expecting to have a good look in the room it may be best to ring ahead). There is not very much of anything in the rooms but I didn't think this detracted from the experience as I could imagine people dancing in the time of Jane Austin 😊 I have posted some pictures including one of the boxes that were used to carry people to and from the assembly rooms. I love the thought of being carried around like that. It's well worth a visit. I would recommend.
Lou Wood | Jan 6, 2018
What a lovely afternoon. Magnificent collection of period dresses and wears. Beautifully explained for free and not too much waffle. Just right thanks. Enjoyed it. Will visit again for new exhibits.
Lethal D | Mar 4, 2018
Taken as part of a walking tour for free, so was great to have a look around and get a bit of a the history... A beautiful venue 👍
Vivien Simpson | Oct 18, 2017
I attended the 2 day Achieve exhibition which had celebrity speakers and stands with people from the health and wellness industry. Everything was well set up. The integral restaurant had good food served by helpful staff. It was an excellent event in a first class venue. Highly recommend a visit to the fashion museum whilst you are there too.
Jean-Marc Lallemand | Nov 29, 2017
Lovely old 18th Century Building with beautiful parquet flooring and a lovely atmosphere. Very well maintained building and doesn't doesn't show its age at all. The office space is used for all sorts of things like school appeals Council meetings and all sorts of local government activities.
peter howe | Mar 22, 2018
These are a very majestic Georgian function room and ballroom complex. This is a splendid venue for a wedding or similar functions. The rooms have a well restored, beautiful and elegance. A character that matches the heritage of the city. Fashion museum and fabulous dressing up box opportunity housed in the basement. Lunch café and Museum shop. Excellent security team that recovered my left behind gray back-sack. Re-uniting to me when I returned.
John | Apr 4, 2018
This place is huge. It hosts the fashion museum bath. Worth a visit if your into fashion through the ages.
Salad Days | Apr 25, 2018
We were here for the Visit England tourism awards it was great, food 1st class, staff very friendly oh and the architecture? well this is Bath so expect Georgian splendour and you won't be disappointed.
manav giri | Apr 24, 2018
If you are a fan of Victorian lifestyle..You cam visit here..However do take the walks organized by the mayor..These are free and an amazing guide takes you through the history of bath and it's architecture
Nick Ullmann | May 30, 2018
Wow, what a beautiful and amazing venue. Heard one of the best concerts ever here as part of the Bath Festival. Spira Mirabilis playing Beethoven 7 - they were just breathtaking!
Harry Wilson | May 9, 2018
I came here for an awards ceremony and dinner. It was a very good looking and clean venue, and the food was extremely good. Would definitely come to events in the future here again.
David Burton | May 23, 2018
Beautiful historic architectural gem. Within it and at extra charge is a sizeable costume museum which plots the changing styles systematically over the centuries.
Melanie Hannay | Jun 29, 2018
Great free entry to assembly rooms,you have to pay for fashion museum, sadly we didn't have enough time for that. Plenty of information about the rooms and their history, great visit.
Vicki Wilson | Jul 16, 2018
Absolutely beautiful. The fashion museum is well worth the finding as well. Thanks.
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