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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Herschel Museum of Astronomy Review

In this modest Bath town house, using a handmade telescope of his own devising, William Herschel (1738–1822) identified the planet Uranus. This small museum devoted to his studies and discoveries contains his telescopes, the workshop where he cast his speculum metal mirrors, musical instruments of his time (Herschel was the organist at Bath's Octagon Chapel), and the tiny garden where he made his discovery.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 19 New King St., Bath, BA1 2BL | Map It
  • Phone: 01225/446865
  • Cost: £6
  • Hours: Weekdays 1–5, weekends and national holidays 11–5; last admission at 4:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Bath
Updated: 06-11-2013

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