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Fashion Museum

Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH
The Fashion Museum is located in the Basement of the Assembly Rooms. The Assembly Rooms owned by the National Trust are mentioned in both of Jane Austen’s Bath novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. During 2017 until 1st January 2018 exhibition is Lace in Fashion.

Museum of Bath Architecture

The Paragon, Bath BA1 5NA – here you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about the building boom of 18th and 19th Century Bath. Situated on the opposite side of the road to No.1 Paragon Buildings where Jane Austen stayed with her Aunt and Uncle in 1797.

No.1 Royal Crescent

(Bath Preservation Trust) Bath BA1 2LR  – Delightful museum set out in the style of a Georgian gentleman’s residence. All sorts of interesting paraphernalia from the head scratcher in the bedroom to the dog wheel in the kitchen!

Old Theatre Royal

12 Old Orchard Street, Bath BA1 1JU – This delightful old theatre, now the Bath Masonic Hall, is open to the public during the week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am and 2.30pm on Saturdays 2.30pm only (no tours when events are taking place). Take a look at the Theatre Jane Austen went to and where she set scenes in her books Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.


Jane Austen’s Regency World

Magazine subscription available securely online. This delightful periodical has informative articles on all sorts of areas of life in the times of Jane Austen and associated pieces too. Jane Austen is for life not just for festivals!

Collector’s Library

To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Macmillan Collector’s Library have created a box-set of her full works so you can re-discover them in one stunning, pocket-sized collection. Created to appeal to book lovers everywhere, Macmillan Collector’s Library publishes the world’s greatest literature for you to treasure forever.

Audible (An Amazon Company)

To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Audible presents an all-star dramatisation of the author’s light-hearted Gothic satire, Northanger Abbey. This new production marries the author’s wit, charm and dry humour with tour de force performances from some of the UK’s leading actors. Emma Thompson, Lily Cole , Douglas Booth, Jeremy Irvine, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ella Purnell and Anna Chancellor amongst others.

A coming-of-age tale for the young and naïve 17-year-old Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey takes a decidedly comical look at themes of class, family, love and literature. Revelling in the sensationalist – and extremely popular – Gothic fiction of her day, the story follows Catherine out of Bath to the lofty manor of the neighbouring Tilneys where her overactive imagination gets to work, constructing an absurd and melodramatic explanation for the death of Mrs Tilney which threatens to jeopardise her newly forged friendships.

Northanger Abbey is available to pre-order now at www.audible.co.uk/northangerabbey. The title is available to download (one credit for Audible members, £19.59 for non-members or free with Audible’s 30-day trial).



Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1DA
Waterstones Bath is the largest bookshop in the city. Since opening in the 1980s it has become a treasure for Bathonians and visitors alike and is the location from 10th to 17th September for the readings of Northanger Abbey. The readings take place upstairs near the Café amongst the books and is wheelchair accessible via a lift. The café is down a set of stairs and not wheelchair accessible but the important WC facilities are.


Allana Marsh – Historical Costume Maker – Offering a unique experience to create your perfect outfit. Bespoke costumes made-to-measure for both men and women.




Thermae Bath Spa

The Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath St, Bath BA1 1SJ
Thermae Bath Spa – Bath’s most popular day spa, where you can bathe in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters. Thermae features a multi-sensory Wellness Suite, the indoor Minerva Bath and an open-air rooftop pool with stunning panoramic views of Bath.

Interesting Websites

Total Festivals – New website with links to Festivals worldwide