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.
|Weekdays||05:30 - 20:30|
|Saturday||06:00 - 20:30|
|Sunday||07:45 - 20:30|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Available|
|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 points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited|
|Car parking spaces||359|
|Cycle storage spaces||179|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|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 access||Whole 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 access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are available
|to Cardiff Central||Great Western Railway||17:29||1||Late|
|to Portsmouth Harbour||Great Western Railway||17:35||2||On time|
|to Bristol Temple Meads||Great Western Railway||17:40||On time|
|to Bristol Temple Meads||Great Western Railway||17:55||On time|
|to Bristol Temple Meads||Great Western Railway||18:05||On time|
|from Portsmouth Harbour||Great Western Railway||17:29||1||Late|
|from Cardiff Central||Great Western Railway||17:33||2||Late|
|from Bristol Temple Meads||Great Western Railway||17:45||On time|
|from Bristol Temple Meads||Great Western Railway||17:47||On time|
|from London Paddington||Great Western Railway||17:51||2||On time|