Museum of Bath at Work
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The centrepiece of the museum is an exact recreation of the Bowler engineering and soft drinks factory, which takes up an entire floor. Other recreations include a cabinetmakers workshop, a Bath stone mine, and a Bath Chair exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851. There is an unusual 1914 Horstmann automobile with a kick-start motor, and a self-winding clock of 1866.
In addition, the museum houses a huge repository of records, including photos, manuscripts, films, and sound recordings, with interviews of over 400 city workers. As a historical record, the Museum of Bath at Work offers a unique glimpse into the history of the city.
The museum is usually open daily April-October, but weekends only Nov-March (closed December).
About Museum of Bath at Work
Address: Camden Works, Julian Road, Bath, Somerset, England, BA1 2RH
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Just north of the city centre, within easy reach of the major tourist attractions
Website: Museum of Bath at Work
Photo Credit: Stephen Richards, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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