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Museum Admission - Herschel Museum of Astronomy. Anytime admission 10am-5pm, last entry 4pm.

Event Start Date: 19/06/2024

Event End Date: 11/07/2024


Address: 19 New King Street, Bath, BA1 2BL

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Visitor information for the Herschel Museum of Astronomy

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschels, who were distinguished astronomers as well as talented musicians during the Georgian era. It was from this house where they lived, that William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. Anytime admission from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm.)

For all group and school bookings please contact the museum at:

Group bookings: 

School bookings:


Online tickets are available for purchase for up to a month in advance before a visit. They are valid from the date booked and include a free annual pass which allows you to visit for up to 12 months from the day of your visit. Please note on-the-day tickets are not available online, and must be purchased at the Museum when you visit.

Tickets are also available to buy on the door during opening hours.

Please be aware that by purchasing an online ticket, you are giving permission for us to contact you with our evaluation survey. We will not contact you for any other purpose unless agreed by you.

Combined Bath Preservation Trust Museum tickets can be bought online via this link:




Concession tickets are available for seniors, students, NHS workers and Blue Light card holders with valid ID.


Bath Preservation Trust Member tickets


These are available but we would ask members to consider purchasing a ticket to support the museum at this time to secure our future. If you do opt for a free pre-booked BPT member ticket during opening hours, please ensure you bring your membership card with you to validate this when you visit.


Annual Passes


Please retain your ticket receipt as this is to be used as proof of purchase for your annual pass. If you lose your receipt we are not able to reissue these or allow free admission to the museum.


Annual passes are non-transferable. If you are returning on a valid annual pass please select the appropriate ticket and ensure that you bring this with you.


Discovery Card Holders

We offer a 15% discount to Discovery Card holders. Use the code DISCOVERY24 upon check out. You must bring your valid Discovery Card with you when you visit to validate your museum ticket.


Artfund Members

We offer a 50% discount to Artfund members. If you have not been supplied with your discount code by the Artfund, then please call us on 01225 446865. You must bring your valid National Art Pass with you when you visit to validate your museum ticket.


Consider adding Gift Aid to your ticket


Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - which helps us continue to run our museum. An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to Bath Preservation Trust.


Visitor information

For information about your visit please go to the museums 'Visiting' page:


Group bookings

We welcome groups of all ages, and we request that groups of 10 or more people, and school groups, contact the museum to book in advance. Groups without a booking maybe refused entry.


If you will be visiting with a carer, please book just your ticket and a free of charge carer ticket. Your carer will be allowed in with you.


We have limited access for wheelchair users due to the fact we are a historic house, not all areas can be accessed. Visits for wheelchair users will be supported by our team. Please contact us before booking, if you require this assistance and / or visit the accessibility page of our website: 


BPT reserves the right to close the museum at short notice. If BPT cancel the event, ticket holders will be informed and can either visit on another date or receive a full refunded.

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