The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschels, who were distinguished astronomers as well as talented musicians. It was from this house, using a telescope of his own design that William discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. His observations helped to double the known size of the solar system.

19 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BL
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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

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Following a tradition of the great astronomers of the Renaissance he pushed forward the science of building telescopes. He was rewarded for his work by King George III, and also received the Copley Medal. Caroline also made a huge contribution to the field of astronomy. The work of the Herschels clearly had an impact on modern science and space exploration.



Adults £6

Students £3.50

Concessions £5.50

Children £3, Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £14.50

Groups £5.50 per person.

Registered disabled visitors £3.00 plus free audio guide.

Opening Hours

Normal opening times are weekdays, 1 pm – 5 pm – last entry 4.15 pm; weekends and Bank Holidays 11am – 5pm

We close for the winter on 18 December 2013