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Bath and the Cotswolds Sights

Number 1 Royal Crescent

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Updated 05/29/2014

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The majestic arc of the Royal Crescent, much used as a film location, is the crowning glory of Palladian architecture in Bath. The work of John Wood the Younger, these 30 houses fronted by 114 columns were laid out between 1767 and 1774. The first house to be built, on the corner of Brock Street and the Royal Crescent, was Number 1 Royal Crescent. The museum now crystallizes a view of the English class system in the 18th century—the status, wealth, and elegance of the

upstairs in contrast with the extensive servants' quarters and kitchen downstairs. You can witness the predilections of the first resident, Henry Sandford, in the cabinet of curiosities and the electrical machine, as well as a Georgian love of display in the sumptuous dessert table arrangement in the dining room. Several varieties of historic mousetraps make their appearance downstairs. Everything is presented with elegant attention to authenticity and detail.

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Address:

Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LR, England

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01225-428126

Sight Details:

  • £8.50; joint ticket with Building of Bath Collection £10.50
  • Mid-Feb.–mid-Dec., Mon. noon–5:30, Tues.–Sun. 10:30–5:30; last admission 1 hr before closing

Updated 05/29/2014

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