No 1 Royal Crescent

No.1 Royal Crescent is a magnificently restored Georgian town house in Bath's world-famous Royal Crescent.

No 1 Royal Crescent, Somerset Bath Preservation Trust

No 1 Royal Crescent, Somerset

From the elegant drawing room to the splendidly equipped Georgian kitchen, it creates a vivid picture of fashionable life in Georgian Bath. Designed by John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, the Royal Crescent is a fine example of Palladian Revival architecture and one of the greatest urban developments of the 18th century.


Art Funded works

While they weren't painted as a pair, the two portraits by William Hoare use the same medium, have uniform sizes and frames, and treat their subjects similarly. The male portrait is of William Ffolkes, while the female sitter in the second portrait is unidentified. Hoare developed his style during nine years in Rome during which he met celebrated portrait painter Pompeo Batoni; on his return to Bath, he established himself as a portraitist who specialised in the use of pastels.

Visitor information

Groups of ten or more can book out of hours guided tours by calling 01225 428126. There is a steep flight of steps leading up to the main entrance and another down to the basement, so please contact staff before your visit to discuss access requirements.

Art we've helped buy at No 1 Royal Crescent

Venue details

No 1 Royal Crescent 1 Royal Crescent, Bath Somerset BA1 2LR 01225 428126

Entry details

£5 with National Art Pass (standard entry £10)

1 Feb  11 Dec

Tue – Sun, 10.30am – 5.30pm

Mon, 12 – 5.30pm

Last admission 4.30pm