Bath Preservation Trust

No. 1 Royal Crescent: ‘The Whole Story’

The Bath Preservation Trust has the exciting opportunity to reunite No.1 Royal Crescent with its original service wing to create an extended historic house museum of late 18th Century Georgian Bath. This will double the number of dressed rooms, creating an immersive experience of life 200 years ago.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

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Until now, the house museum of No. 1 has only been able to tell half the story of Bath’s Georgian history to a limited audience. The life of a wealthy 18th Century family has been beautifully displayed within the dressed rooms of No. 1, yet the lives of the working classes that served them have been mostly ignored. Similarly, some local audiences of Bath that would like to visit may also have been excluded, whether by financial or physical means, or by an unawareness of the museum’s existence.


‘The Whole Story’ will demonstrate both the lives of a wealthy Georgian family and also those of their servants. This innovative museum will give visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the 18th Century in authentically dressed rooms with museum quality Georgian exhibits. The combined museum will also extend to audiences previously unaware of its benefits, including outreach programmes to the most deprived local areas, and new disabled access to make visits easier and more enjoyable for all.