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16 – 18 Queen Square

Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution

With the aim of furthering "the advancement of literature, science and art The Institution was founded in 1824. In 1837 it received its Royal Charter and rapidly acquired a prestigious reputation, particularly in scientific circles.
The Institution had amongst its member’s pioneers who amassed collections of geology, natural history and ethnology of international importance.

The major elements of the collections are -
Libraries - Individual, Parliamentary, Local and General Collection
Geology - Moore Collection, General Collection, Mineral Collection
Natural History - Botany, Shell Collection, Other Invertebrates, Vertebrates
Antiquities / Archaeology
Social History
Coins, Tokens, Medallions, Seals and Intaglios
Fine Art
Photographic Collection

The BRLSI will be closed from Wed 24th Dec to Mon 5th Jan
for the Christmas holiday.

Full disabled access - Lift - Disabled Toilet