Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

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16-18 Queen Square

  • Phone: 01225 312 084

The Institution was founded in 1824 with the aim of furthering "the advancement of literature, science and art". It received its Royal Charter in 1837 and rapidly acquired a prestigious reputation, particularly in scientific circles. The Institution had amongst its members pioneers who amassed collections of international importance. Geology, natural history and ethnology are particularly well represented.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Daily 1100 - 1600



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Facilities and services


  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Shop
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