Herschel Museum of Astronomy

19 New King Street Bath Somerset BA1 2BL

Dinky museum in a typical Georgian townhouse restored to the time when it was the home of Sir William Herschel, the 18th-century musician and astronomer who discovered Uranus in 1781. Check out his workshop and wander the garden in which Herschel first spied the planet with a home-made telescope, a replica of which can be found in his music room. They also run regular exhibitions (entry included in the price of the ticket), that delve more deeply into the work of Herschel and his wife Caroline, and run two-for-one deals with Southwest Trains.

Places to stay near Herschel Museum of Astronomy