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The Herschel Museum of Astronomy at 19 New King Street, Bath, England, is a museum that was inaugurated in 1981. It is located in a preserved town house that was formerly the home of William Herschel and his sister Caroline.
|Monday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
So much history and really enjoyed the exhibits over the different floors. If you can gift aid your entrance tickets then they become valid for a whole year for repeat visits. Only criticism was we couldn't get the introductory video to play in the screen room so carried on regardless.
Fascinating little museum based in his townhouse. Aimed at adults and older children overall. Interesting little Patrick Moore narrated video in their underground cinema!
This is a small museum being in the house where Herschel grew up. Being in the centre of Bath it makes it expensive to enter. There is a short video to watch and a good number of historical artefacts. I would like to have seen more about his discoveries, the science of then and what we now know. Younger kids would be very bored. There's also a whole floor blocked off and the garden needs attending to. Not bad but overpriced for what it is.
Such a hidden gem! This little Museum was a big highlight of our trip and I would highly encourage you to visit. It's a little out of the way but totally worth it. They have essentially given access to the Herschels' home where the siblings discovered Uranus - it's therefore a very small and intimate Museum and gives you a great insight into how they lived and what journey they went through. We were greeted by a lovely host who was extremely knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome - before we started our journey around the home, he gave us a great introduction to the Herschel family which really helped put everything in perspective. On the lower ground they play a video which re-enacts the story as well using real-life actors which was great fun. The garden where they discovered Uranus is well-kept and accessible, which is rather special! Do give it a visit...even if it's just to keep this little Museum on the radar :-)
Very much enjoyed this little museum, the staff were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
We stumbled upon this out of the way museum while taking a different route into the city centre. A fantastic attraction that is housed in the very house that so many discoveries were made in including the discovery of the planet Uranus. I felt a little humbled while walking around the museum. This museum shows the history of Herschel and his wife Mary. Including all of Herschel discoveries in the field of science but also music. Included amongst the exhibits is a 15 minute video narrated by the late great Sir Patrick Moore. Well worth a visit.
Interesting museum. Although it's not massive, it was a very enjoyable place to visit and well worth a visit.
Where science and music have created a great history story. Well maintained and interesting museum.
Interesting, small museum set in the home of the man himself. The volunteer at the museum was really knowledgeable and friendly, there are lots of memories of a personal life alongside historical items. Would recommend.
If you love science, definitely a place to visit. A bit small but pretty cool
Interesting museum little about the lives and discoveries of William and Caroline Herschel. The staff were very friendly and informative.
Fascinating out of the way meusum. Not a huge amount there but well worth the very small admission fee. Don't miss the video in the basement, see that first.