Travelling by train to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy is Bath Spa, which is served by GWR services throughout the day. It's 10 minutes to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy on foot. Turn left out of the station and follow the river to Green Park and continue along Chapel Row. Turn left onto New King Street and the museum is just down the road on the left-hand side.

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschel family, distinguished astronomers, and talented musicians. It was from this house that William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781 with a telescope of his own design. The museum is suitable for all ages.

Visit the Herschel Museum of Astronomy website for opening information.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations are sold at the following times only: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00 and Sun 09:30 - 18:00
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 20:30
Saturday 06:00 - 20:30
Sunday 07:45 - 20:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance. The station is manned until 01:50 so assistance can be booked after the ticket office closes at 20:30. However, assistance cannot be guaranteed after this time.
Customer Service notes

Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces359
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£431.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces179
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
At rear and side of station
Cycle storage notes<p>Cyclists requiring access with their cycles to the platforms are requested to use the appropriate ramp from outside the station. There are no lifts available and cycles are not be carried up and the stairs.</p> <p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts to all platforms.

Passengers are advised that the westbound platform has a severe step between the train and the platform from the front 3 train carriages.


Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Departures and arrivals from Bath Spa

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to Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway17:291Late
to Portsmouth HarbourGreat Western Railway17:352On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway17:40On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway17:55On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway18:05On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Portsmouth HarbourGreat Western Railway17:291Late
from Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway17:332Late
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway17:45On time
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway17:47On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway17:512On time

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