The city of Bath was hugely affected during World War II, being subjected to the onslaught of attacks which became known as the Bath Blitz in 1942; an event which saw a large number of properties destroyed and lives lost..
With this year marking the 70th anniversary, many of the prominent museums and galleries around the city are holding as series of special exhibitions, remembering those who fell and to show how the city of Bath got back on its feet. If you would like to visit some of these exhibitions and learn more about wartime Bath, here are some of the participating places taking part.
The American Museum in Britain at Claverton Manor is showing their Claverton Manor during World War II exhibition. The exhibition is currently open to the public, scheduled to close on 28th October, for details call their information line on 01225 460503.
Building of Bath Collection is showing its Repairing War Torn Bath exhibition, exploring the work that had to be undertaken to save and repair the 19,000 buildings damaged during the event. This exhibition is also open and is available to view until 23 July. For details and information call 01225 333895 or visit the Bath Preservation Trust website.
So, if you looking to discover more about this spa city’s historical past when you visit the beautiful city, be sure to book with one of the local Bath hotels soon for a luxury Bath bed and breakfast, so you can the city’s rich cultural heritage and attractions.