This museum is a small house in a quiet area. First, there is a short film for introduction. Then you could go around and listen to the audio guide. There were only three people when I visited. The garden was beautiful. The house told a story about a famous astronomer and his extraordinary sister. The audio guide has a lot... 更多
It was amazing to see what could be achieved by people in such ordinary surroundings (the discovery of Uranus etc) by William Herschel and his sister. He was an extraordinary man, making his own telescopes and inventing anything he needed to make them if the device did not already exist.
Went on this visit not expecting much as husband into astronomy- I m not. However very pleasantly surprised! Tiny terraced house but filled with so much information, not only about Herschel but his sister as well. Lots if period items in the rooms and information sheets etc. Beautiful tiny garden - you can just about visualise Herschel and his telescope... 更多
I had no idea that Herschall discovered Uranus from his back garden in Bath! This is his home, and yo can walk round the room and read interesting stuff. Downstairs is the best, where you can see his lens-making gear and there's a great mini-cinema in the scullery. However DON'T use the audio guide. The descriptions are very very very... 更多
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This little museum has cross generations appeal. It is the home of William and Caroline Herschel, who were brother & sister 18th Century Astronomers. You not only got an insight to the science during that time, the achievements of these 2, but also a look into their lives. Because of the design of the house, if you are not able... 更多
I really enjoyed this museum - it is small (a terrace house where Herschel lived) and they've made the most of what space they have. In the basement is a rolling video explaining how Herschel and his sister lived, made telescopes and discovered a planet and comets, etc. I wish'd I'd known of this before.
A great little museum just a short walk from the main shopping area. Was unfamiliar with the Herschel family but gained a good insight into their achievements from the many artefacts and information on display. Great to be in the place where a planet was discovered. Would recommend a visit but check limited opening times before you go.
We have been to Bath many times but have always missed visiting this, we've either arrived too early or it's been far too busy, but we were lucky to catch it at a quiet time on Easter Sunday. The museum is tiny, yet they manage to pack a lot into it. It is a place of Historical importance and you... 更多
William Herchel, who discovered the planet Uranus amongst other significant astronomical discoveries, lived for some time at the house in Bath which now houses the museum. There is an interesting display of his scientific as well as musical instruments. I was surprised to learn he was primarily a musician, with a keen interest in science. Equally surprising was the fact... 更多
The audio tour was interesting and informative. There is an awful lot to see and read but I think a prior interest is needed to fully enjoy this museum.
Fascinating insight into both the scientific achievements and daily life of the astronomer William Herschel. Lots of information and displays about astronomy at the time and developments since. The building itself is very interesting and well restored to the period when Herschel lived there and gives a great idea of what the interiors of all the Georgian terraces you walk... 更多