No. 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.
Come and see what life was like - both upstairs and downstairs!
Historic house or home, Heritage site, Museum, Gallery
Open every day until 1 January 2019 (except Christmas and Boxing Days)
10.00am - 5.00pm
Last entry 4.00pm
- Museums Association
- National Art Pass
- 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.
- Family friendly
No. 1 Royal Crescent
c/o 1 Royal Crescent