Detail from View of North Parade, by Thomas Loggon, engraving and gouache on paper, 1749

Follow in the footsteps of Bath’s fascinating residents

Have you heard about the couple that left love letters to each other hidden in a secret location in the city? Or about the artist who paid his doctor with his paintings? Might you have listened to the piece of music dedicated to one of Bath’s most passionate dancers?

The Museum has put together a walking tour exploring the lives of sitters depicted in its collection.

Bath has remained relatively unchanged since it bloomed as a centre of health, trade and pleasure in the eighteenth century, and this trail tells the stories of some of the people that made it the place to be. We invite you to step into the city’s past through the adventures, joys and mishaps of its inhabitants and visitors.

The duration of the walk is approximately two hours. The distance covered is roughly 2.9 miles, mostly on flat ground. The route is circular, with the start and finish at the Holburne, and it comprises of 15 stops.

This trail has been produced in collaboration with Helena Smith Parucker, UCL placement student 2021, and Madeleine Boylan George, BSU placement student 2021, we hope you enjoy!

You can download the trail  or pick up a printed copy from our ticket desk for 60p. Your contribution will help us care for our collection.

Image: View of North Parade, (detail) by Thomas Loggon, engraving and gouache on paper, 1749

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