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Half term at our Museums

Come along to a special fundraising event for Beckford’s Tower.

Sunday 8 May, 12 - 5pm, Lord Margadale is kindly opening the gardens at Fonthill House. Wander through beautiful formal gardens with mixed planting of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbs and annuals. Enjoy old and new sculptures including a water feature by William Pye.   Refreshments available to purchase as well as many stands to visit including a silent auction.  

Tickets booked in advance £10 (£12 on the gate).  Children under 12 free.  Dogs welcome on leads.

Click here to find out more and book 

All proceeds go to the Beckford’s Tower project.

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May Half Term at Bath Preservation Trust Museums


No.1 Royal Crescent

Throughout history herbs and spices have been used to scent clothes, rooms and people, especially when so many unpleasant odours hung around! Come and make your own lavender bag and take it home to keep your bedroom smelling beautiful. 


The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

The Pinwheel Galaxy is a spiral-shaped galaxy about 21 million light years away from Earth. Come to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy to make your own spinning galaxy pinwheel.


These activities are free with your museum ticket and run from Sat 28 May – Sun 5 June when the museums are open.


Special Event with the Percy Community Centre

Create a Cyanotype image

See how Herschel’s discovery of infrared light led to numerous developments in science and investigate how his son, John Herschel, used sunlight to capture cyanotype images.

Monday 30th May 10am-12pm and 2pm -4pm. Sessions are free but must be pre-booked. Please see our website for details on how to book:

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