Things are changing at one of Bath’s premier tourist attractions.
The Grade 1 listed Assembly Rooms – designed by John Wood Junior and opened in1769 – are going to be transformed in the years to come.
The building’s owned by the National Trust and managed by B&NES – whose Fashion Museum is currently housed in the basement.
However, the Trust is calling in their lease to the council to re-imagine the building as a Georgian experience – so that world-famous clothing collection will have to be found a new home.
I spoke to Tom Boden – who manages the Trust’s Bath Portfolio – and talked about his plans for the place.
September 30th marks the 250th anniversary of the opening of the Assembly Rooms and the Department of History at the University of Liverpool is organising a virtual conference to mark the event on the 29th and 30th of the month.
Check out Bath 250 Bath 250- Department of History – University of Liverpool for further details.
There are still tickets for an evening public lecture and dance display at the Assembly Rooms on Wednesday the 29th. Details are available on the website.