Work to improve the durability of the car park at Bath’s Holburne Museum has been completed – and the car park re-opened – ahead of time. However, there’s more work to be done on remodelling the seating and pathway areas at the rear of the building.
In the car park, the poor surface has been removed and layers of stone are being added to give strength and proper drainage before a new surface was laid again.
On hand to check for any important archaeology uncovered was freelance archaeologist Kim Watkins. Seems the excavation is so shallow that nothing of importance has been disturbed.
The museum was built as the Sydney Hotel and provided the principal entrance to the Georgian ‘Vauxhall’ or pleasure gardens that were constructed beyond.
Meanwhile, work continues on constructing new pathways at the rear of the museum.