When you check into your preferred boutique bed and breakfast lodge in Bath, you are stepping into one of the more unique and historical buildings of the city. Following that line of interest, try visiting a few more historically significant museums to say that your trip was truly worth it. Here are but three of the distinctive Bath museums to visit.
Herschel Museum of Astronomy
For astronomy enthusiasts and Herschel music fans (yes, it would seem astronomer William Herschel is also a musician), a trip to this Georgian-styled townhouse is a must when you visit Bath. This fully restored historical house contains musical pieces, authentic artefacts and various instruments used by and connected to the great William Herschel.
American Museum in Britain
This Bath museum is the best source of American artefacts outside of the Americas. Nestled in 120 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and amazing natural landscapes, it boasts of an extensive quilt collection and sponsors local quilting groups in a weekly ‘Quilting Bee’ activity. Another main feature is the American Heritage Exhibition, an interactive display of rooms showcasing period items and scenes from the colonial ages to the pre-Civil War era.
The Fashion Museum
Bailbrook Lodge names Bath as Britain’s spa destination, but it is also known for its fashion. This museum is located in Bath’s exquisite Assembly Rooms and houses a large collection of world-class historical and modern clothing dating as far back as the 16th century.
It has in its collection around 150 dressed mannequins and 30,000 authentic items, including standard and formal clothes for men and women. More adventurous guests can try on replicas of the said garments.
Not all historical inns are created equal, and the same can be said about museums. Get advice from the lodge where you have made your reservation. Bath has so much to offer to those who dare to explore.