What is it?
Minerva's Temple was built to promote Bath at the Empire
Exhibition in 1911. It was re-erected in Sydney Gardens in 1913-4
to commemorate the Bath Historical Pageant held in Royal
in 1909. [Forsyth
A £3.2m restoration project in Sydney Gardens, partly funded by
the National Lottery Heritage Fund and running from February
2019 to December 2022, has restored the Temple. Inside are a
number of interpretation and information boards. For more
information on the restoration project visit this link: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/sydney-gardens-restoration-project-national-lottery-heritage-fund
Where is it in Bath?
Minerva's Temple is at the head of the main avenue in Sydney
Gardens. The first photo was taken before the restoration project,
the second shows the new information boards in place.
There is plaque located on the inside wall of the temple:
The text on the plaque reads
"This building and tablet commemorate the Great Historical
Pageant held at Bath July 19th (-) July 24th 1909.
Alderman John William Knight Mayor
The Marquis of Bath President
T. Sturge Cotterell Chairman of the Executive Committee
Frank Lascelles Master of the Pageant"
Location map of plaque:
See also the plaque to Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Sydney
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