Open house

A civic reopening for No 1 Royal Crescent yesterday when the new Mayor of Bath, Cllr June Player, was on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon – assisted by the Chair of Bath Preservation Trust, Tom Sheppard.

No.1 now features a remarkable new immersive experience, which will allow visitors to see life as it was lived in Georgian Bath during the late 1700s. 

Using an exciting and innovative mix of actors, digital projections and sound, the house literally comes to life as you wander through the dining room, parlour and gentleman’s retreat before climbing the grand staircase to explore the withdrawing room and lady’s chamber and on the top floor, the Gentleman’s Bedroom with its exquisite views across the Royal Crescent.

Life below stairs is also revealed, with new displays to be enjoyed in the servants’ hall, housekeeper’s room, kitchen and scullery.