Explore our museum, past exhibitions and collections online
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.
BREAKING NEWS: Read about our latest awards here
Please note that our 2020 Events and Exhibitions Programme is currently on hold until further notice due to the COVID-19 measures in place. Watch this space for more information on events once we re-open. We will be sharing more information with you as soon as we have it.
Herschel Museum of Astronomy,19 New King Street, Bath BA1 2BL
During the current uncertainty created by coronavirus (COVID-19) and in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers, staff and our wider community the Trust’s four museums are CLOSED until further notice. Read more here
We are open every day until 3 January 2021 except Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day.
1pm – 5pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays
10am – 5pm
Last entry is 4.15pm