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Bath and the Cotswolds Sights

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

  • 19 New King St. Map It
  • Bath

Updated 05/29/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


19 New King St., Bath, BA1 2BL, England

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Sight Details:

  • £6
  • Weekdays 1–5, weekends and national holiday Mon. 11–5; last admission at 4:15

Updated 05/29/2014


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