9/20/2014

Supersonic Rocket Ship - A Trip To Bath and The Herschel Museum


A little while ago Lord Dicely and I took a day trip to Bath, somewhere which had been on my list to visit for a very long time. There were plenty of things which I wanted to see including the Roman Baths and Fashion Museum, but the astronomy nerd in my could not wait to see The Herschel Museum.



This was my best "watching the skies" face. 


The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is a wonderful historical capsule set in the Georgian house lived in by William and Caroline Herschel. William discovered Uranus whilst living in the Bath home, whilst his sister Caroline dedicated her life to "hunting" comets. We were lucky enough to catch a mini-exhibition on Caroline's life whilst there which had lots of great snippets including this panel from Wonder Woman's "Wonder Women of History",


My favourite part of the visit was sitting in the Herschel garden where they had spent their nights charting the skies using William's home made telescope. The garden and home was both incredibly ordinary, and it really made you feel that you could do anything you put your mind to if you're worked at it hard enough. I came away feeling so inspired.


Dress: ASOS Curve
Shrug: George
Shoes: H&M

As we had the whole day to enjoy, we also managed to squeeze in a visit to the Roman Baths and the Fashion Museum.





The Baths were fascinating to walk around, and with the humidity being high that day, you could get a real sense for what a visit there would have been like when they were in use. They had a few people in costume blending into the background, and a brilliant exhibition which explained the history behind the baths in a captivating way.

One of the other must-see attractions on my Bath list was their Fashion Museum. Famed for it's spectacular collection of period costumes, it was very much the smaller sister to London's V&A. We were lucky enough to see a temporary exhibit about war time clothing which really allowed you to get close enough to see the detailing.

After falling in love with the city a million times over, we travelled back to Lambourn armed with Bath buns from Sally Lunn's, and already cannot wait to go back and visit again!

Until next time,

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