No. 1 Royal Crescent

No. 1 Royal Crescent
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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.

Come and see what life was like - both upstairs and downstairs!

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Heritage site, Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays): 10.30am - 5.30pm
Mondays: 12noon - 5.30pm
Last entry 4.30pm

Open from 4 February to 17 December 2017

Admission charges

Adult £10
Child £4
Concessions £7
Group £7
Family £22


  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
View of the Royal Crescent by Thomas Malton the Younger, 1777. Victoria Art Gallery.

A View from the Crescent

  • 24 June — 19 November 2017 *on now

An exhibition celebrating the Royal Crescent through the eyes of prominent artists and examining its role in the development of the city and in people. Looking at paintings, prints and photographs we observe how they have responded to the beauty of the building and its setting. Views by artists from the 18th century to the present day – including Thomas Malton’s Views from the Royal Crescent, on loan from the Victoria Art Gallery – will teach us about the history of this iconic building.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free with normal admission


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
A hanging

Famiily Friday August Workshops

  • 25 August 2017 11am-3pm

Family Fridays Workshops
Free with normal admission, open to families aged 5+

New Views of the Crescent
What is your view through the sash windows of No. 1? A Georgian sedan chair, a pastoral scene or perhaps a contemporary take such as families on a picnic or tourists on a bus.
At our Family Friday workshops, families can create their unique views on a fabric square with the help of Beverley Ferguson, No. 1’s Artist in Residence, using a range of art resources. The work produced will be joined together to form a vibrant hanging similar to this one and it will feature in an exhibition at No.1 at the end of 2017.

11 Aug 11am - 3pm
Focus on Printmaking and Sewing – use paint, stamps and thread to create your piece.

25 Aug 11am - 3pm
Try the skills of Appliqué and Collage – combine materials and paper on your fabric square.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


Free with normal admission


No. 1 Royal Crescent
c/o 1 Royal Crescent




01225 428126

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