Bath Museum of Astronomy

If you’re interested in all things planet-related then the Herschel Museum of Astronomy is a must-visit place. Located in Bath, this museum attracts thousands of visitors per year and it’s easy to see why.  Amazingly, in his back yard, the Astronomer William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus and it was for this reason and many others that the museum was dedicated to him.

Based upon the house Herschel lived in with his sister, this is an intriguing museum that needs to be seen by any planetary enthusiast and those who have a general interest in the stars. Herschel’s tools, and instruments are beautifully displayed and it’s easy to see how much William and his sister Caroline loved the world of astronomy.

Why not book a few days in a b and b in Bath and come and visit this wonderful museum that is quite unlike any other. Enjoy a slow walk around and learn more about an astronomer who did more than admire the stars. The museum opens from 1pm on weekdays, 11am at weekends and on bank holidays.  Found in New King Street, this small museum may be hard to find but it’s well worth a visit.