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Hard hat behind-the-scene event tours

Come behind-the-scenes and see the lower ground floor stripped back to its original architecture.

  • Booking essential

These hard hat tours are the first in a series of specialist event tours that will be on offer at Bath Assembly Rooms this year.

With the strip-out of the basement now complete, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Assembly Rooms in a way it's not been seen for many years.

The lower ground floor, rich in original architecture with vaulted ceilings and home to the historic Cold Bath is featured on this tour, as well as the principle rooms on the ground floor, and some of the upper floors. Before the next stage of works begin there is a limited opportunity to see the building in it's rawest way.

Each tour last approximately 1hr 45minutes to 2hrs. Suitable for those over 18 only, this specialist tour costs £15 per person (both members and non-members).



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £15.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


These tours are for adults only.

Meeting point

Arrive at the main entrance during the 15 minute arrival time.

What to bring and wear

You will need to wear a hard hat during the basement tour, please wear sensible shoes.


Part of this tour will be on the lower ground floor which is only accessible via steps at this time.

Upcoming events


Guided Tours in 2024 

See the rooms on the ground floor of Bath Assembly Rooms and learn about the history of this building.

Event summary

22 Apr to 2 Jun 2024
12:00 to 12:15
+ 99 other dates or times

May half term - music and fashion crafts 

During the half-term break there will be new craft activities themed around fashion and music.

Event summary

25 May to 2 Jun 2024
10:00 to 15:00
+ 8 other dates or times

Dressing Fancy: Georgian Fancy Dress Then and Now 

Come and see this pop-up exhibition all about the history of Georgian fancy dress and the legacy it leaves today.

Event summary

14 Jun to 30 Jun 2024
11:00 to 16:00
+ 16 other dates or times

A talk: Refashioning fancy dress with Dr Meg Kobza and Dr Serena Dyer 

Join Dr Meg Kobza and Dr Serena Dyer as they discuss the creation of the Dressing Fancy exhibition and the replica Georgian fancy dress costumes on display.

Event summary

14 Jun 2024
18:00 to 19:30