16-18 Queen Square, West Side, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2HN
No 16-18 Queens Square was originally three townhouses designed by John Pinch the younger and built in the 1830s. It is Neo-Grecian with giant fluted engaged Ionic columns. It has been the home of Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution since the early 1930s. We have collections of books, fossils, plants, geological specimens and many artefacts which are used for research, education and exhibitions. Early photographs of China will be on display in the exhibition 'To Capture a Shadow'. There are four Vasalli ceiling paintings from Fonthill Abbey in the Elwyn room and a cast of a dinosaur in the Lonsdale Room. Children can have fun looking at dinosaur bones! Kids Fun Day Workshop in the afternoon, bookings: cool firstname.lastname@example.org
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
There are steps up to the entrance of No 16. There is wheelchair access and a lift giving access to the first floor only from No 18.
Bath is a small city and Queen Square is marked on all city centre maps. The Institution is a short walk from Bath Spa train station and from the bus station and is close to Charlotte Street carpark Map link.
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Date last modified: 24th September 2013 at 11:54