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

Open every day until 1 January 2019 (except Christmas and Boxing Days)
10.00am - 5.00pm
Last entry 4.00pm

Admission charges

Adult £10.30
Child £5.10
Concessions £8.80
Group £8.80
Family £25.40


  • 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.
painting of four men in wigs stood and sat around a small round table

Image Control

  • 13 April 2019 — 1 January 2020 *on now

As the Age of Instagram erodes our mental well-being with manipulated and curated images of ideal lifestyles and standards, this exhibition explores the way Georgians manipulated their own images to convey certain messages.

By using these techniques, we aim to create our own manipulated images of historical figures to show how easy it is to create a fictionalised version of our lives today.

This exhibition is supported by new art commissions: we have commissioned three artists to create a portrait of Henry Sandford (the house’s first resident) to be displayed in the main house. There is an exhibition guide showing a recommended route, starting with the exhibition room and leading into the house, giving you a deeper understanding of the portraits and images throughout.

Free with normal admission to the museum.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


No. 1 Royal Crescent
c/o 1 Royal Crescent




01225 428126

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