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Bath Preservation Trust’s four museums – No.1 Royal Crescent Museum, Beckford’s Tower, The Herschel Museum of Astronomy and the Museum of Bath Architecture – can all be hired for filming and photography purposes.

Each museum offers a different design and character, lending themselves to documentaries, dramas and blockbuster productions. Hirable in their entirety, you can film without risking visitors coming into shot.

Credit: Rebecca Faith Photography

Key Features and Available Spaces for Filming

Beckford’s Tower

  • Rural location
  • Panoramic views of Bath and surrounding landscape
  • Unique gold-tipped Tower
  • Exterior (immediate garden surrounding Tower, wild meadow paddocks with views of Tower) can be filmed. We can also assist in seeking permission to film in Lansdown Cemetery from Walcot Parish.
  • Interior areas (157-step spiral staircase to the top, interior of Tower at top, exhibition rooms) can all be filmed in

No.1 Royal Crescent Museum

  • City-centre location at the end of the iconic Royal Crescent
  • Grand upper-class Georgian house, decorated in period style
  • All interior rooms (Kitchen, Servants’ Hall, Withdrawing Room, Dining Room, Lady’s Bedroom, Housekeeper’s Room, Gentleman’s Bedroom) can be filmed in
  • Exterior of No.1 (if you are seeking to film along the entire Royal Crescent please contact Bath Film Office).
  • Green room spaces and facilities also available

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

  • City-centre location
  • Middle-class Georgian house, decorated in period style
  • All interior rooms (Reception, Music Room, Dining Room, Workshop, Kitchen, Exhibition Room) can be filmed in
  • Garden to the rear of the museum

Museum of Bath Architecture

  • Atmospheric former chapel
  • Main interior spaces can be filmed in (museum downstairs and on upstairs balcony)
  • City-centre location

Photo Gallery

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Recent Drama Productions Filmed at our Museums

  • Persuasion (2022) – No.1 Royal Crescent (exterior)
  • Bridgerton (2021-2022) – No.1 Royal Crescent (exterior and interior)
  • The Pursuit of Love (2022) – No.1 Royal Crescent (exterior and interior)

Prices for Filming at our Museums

Pricing is available upon request. Please email to discuss your filming requirements further.