No 1 Royal Crescent
No 1 Royal Crescent
c/o 1 Royal Crescent
No.1 Royal Crescent is a magnificently restored Georgian town house that creates a wonderfully vital picture of life in Georgian Bath.
Built between 1767 – 1774 to the designs of the architect John Wood the Younger, the Royal Crescent is justly considered one of the finest achievements of 18th century urban architecture and represents the highest point of Palladian architecture in Bath. No.1 was the first house to be built in the Crescent and originally provided luxury accommodation for the aristocratic visitors who came to take the waters and enjoy the social season.
Nowadays No.1 provides visitors to the Crescent with an opportunity to look beyond the famous Palladian façade and see what life was like for the wealthy in 18th century Bath. Each room is an exquisite example of Georgian interior design with authentic furniture, paintings, textiles and carpets.
The superbly appointed Dining Room is set for dessert. Pipes and port are laid out for an evening of cards in the comfortable Gentleman’s Study. Upstairs you can see the elegant Drawing Room, where fashionable visitors took tea, or slip into a delightfully feminine bedroom. Below stairs is a splendidly equipped, bustling Georgian Kitchen. Guides in every room bring the house to life with stories of the past.
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site
Last entry 1630
November closes at 1600
Last entry 1530
Closed 12 December - Mid February
see website for details
Exhibition - Life in the Crescent: Residents and Restorations
- 21 June — 8 December 2013 *on now
Spanning four centuries the exhibition will focus on key residents who lived at No.1 Royal Crescent, and will highlight No.1’s significant restorations during the 1960s and in 2010. Come along to this free exhibition from 21 June to see a snapshot of how life on the most celebrated Georgian terrace, the Royal Crescent has changed over the years.
- Any age
- 6 January 2014 7:30-8:30pm
Join the revelry as we welcome musicians to entertain in the atmospheric surroundings of No. 1 Royal Crescent. Enjoy games, live music, food and drink; a perfect way to beat the January blues.
TO BOOK please contact Kate Rogers, Exhibitions and Events Officer on +44 (0) 1225 428126 or email email@example.com.
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