Guide to Bath
from the Bath Historical Museum
Albany House, Bath
The Bed and Breakfast where I stayed
Near Albany House
The street where Albany House is located in Bath
The Jane Austen Centre
The Jane Austen Centre, which has a museum, events, and an opportunity to dress in Regency costume and be photographed
Jane Austen painted by Cassandra
The famous portrait of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra
Painting of Jane Austen
Painting of Jane Austen created after her death. It appears that either the Royal Crescent or Circus in Bath is behind her.
Tracy dressed in Regency Costume
Terrible picture of me in Regency costume, photographed at the Jane Austen Centre
A woman's dress in Regency times, from the Jane Austen Centre
A woman's Regency dress
A Regency woman's dress in Jane Austen's time, from the Jane Austen Centre
A woman's Regency dress in Jane Austen's time, from the Jane Austen Centre
Early 19th century female
Bath Fashion Museum
Fancy 19th century corset, from the Bath Fashion Museum
A Man's Regency Outfit
This is how a gentry man (Darcy?) might dress in Regency times. From the Jane Austen Centre of Bath.
Useful information about income in Austen's time, from the Jane Austen Centre
Near the Pump Room
The Center of Historic Bath
The Pump Room
The Pump room
The Pump room is where visitors went to take healing waters and socialize. Some events including dances happened there. The outside is particularly beautiful when the sun brings out the yellow limestone.
Another view of the outside of the Pump room when its not illuminated by the sun.
Inside the Pump Room
Today the inside of the Pump Room is an elegant restaurant.
Plaque about the Hot Springs popular for curing many ailments in the 18th and 19th centuries
The Roman Baths
The famous hot springs baths for which Bath was named
The Assembly Rooms
The Upper Assembly Rooms of Bath, where dances and social events were held
The Assembly Rooms lobby
The lobby of the Upper Assembly rooms.
One of the Assembly Rooms where dances were held
The Octagonal Assembly Room, where social events were held. The Assembly rooms were actually painted gold and light green during Austen's time in Bath.
Chandelier in the Assembly Rooms
One of the beautiful ornate chandeliers inside an Upper Assembly Room
Balcony in the Upper Assembly Rooms
The great Anglican Cathedral of Bath was completed in 1539. Like many of the building of Bath, it was built of the Somerset, England limestone, which becomes a rich yellow at certain times of the day.
Side view of Bath's great Cathedral.