One of the city’s museums has changed its name. When it opens for the season next Saturday, February 14th, The Museum of the Building of Bath will be known as The Museum of Bath Architecture.
The museum comes under the umbrella of Bath Preservation Trust who say on the revamped website:
‘We hope you agree that this change better describes what you are going to look at.’
The website continues:
‘This unique museum interprets the rich architectural history of Bath and the people who transformed a provincial town into the world famous Georgian Spa.
It demonstrates how classical design influenced the buildings and illustrates the construction of a house from the cellars to the rafters.
Based in the historic Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, the building is also home to the Bath Model, a fully detailed architectural model of the historic city centre, giving a unique insight into the layout of the Georgian City.
Model of the City of Bath.
As well as opening to visitors during the season, the Chapel houses study days and events from February to November for adults and young people, open to all.
The Museum of Bath Architecture also houses the Bath Buildings Record, which can be viewed by appointment. The Bath Buildings Record undertook to record, survey and rescue where possible, details comprising the large number of buildings that were earmarked for clearance as part of Bath’s modernisation in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Many of the images from the Bath Buildings Record have been digitised and are available to view online at Bath in Time.’
The Museum of Bath Architecture will be open from Saturday, 14th of February through to November 29th. It is open Tuesday to Friday from 2 to 5 pm and at week-ends from 10.30 am to 5 pm. The website address is museumofbatharchitecture.org.uk