THE MIN

You may be familiar with the Royal Mineral Water Hospital building at the end of Old Bond Street in the city of Bath. John Wood’s iconic building stood through nearly 280 years of continuous operation as a hospital. Founded as a hospital for the poor, one of the first of its kind, it was in many ways a precursor of the National Health Service (NHS). 

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THE HOARE FAMILY

Good Henry’s dream for a voluntary hospital in Bath became a reality with the support and expertise of his banking successors. But just who were the Hoare family?

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MIN MODEL PROJECT

Explore the rooms inside Bath’s historic hospital, recreated as 3D virtual tours. Learn about hospital life in the 18th century and our project to bring it to life once again.

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RECREATING THE MIN

Learn about some of the rooms with the 18th Century Royal Mineral Water Hospital, with depictions of the Dispensary, Laboratory, Register’s Room, and more.

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VOLUNTEER

Join our friendly group of volunteers who welcome visitors, manage collections and put together events and exhibitions. New vacancies available.

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THE MIN MODEL

We’re building a virtual 3D model of the Royal Mineral Water Hospital. A work-in-progress, this will soon be populated with artworks, objects and memories.

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VISITING US

If you would like a more unique and personal experience of Bath Medical Museum, why not visit us at our new home in Great Pulteney Street.