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Victoria Art Gallery

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Address: Bridge St., Bath BA2 4AT, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-477233
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Art gallery that houses a large collection of works by artists who lived...
Art gallery that houses a large collection of works by artists who lived and worked in the Bath area including Gainsborough, Barker of Bath and Sickert.
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A lovely oasis of calm in busy central Bath

Family friendly. Splendid permanent display on the first floor - beautiful works of art - - useful public loo upstairs!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Bath
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Bath
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Family friendly. Splendid permanent display on the first floor - beautiful works of art - - useful public loo upstairs!

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

good selection of art, informative staff, good coffee and place to sit and rest weary limbs after shopping or while waiting for friends. some great exhibitions too. A hidden gem near the Pulteney Bridge

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Not much here to see and no cafe, just a coffee machine which was broken on the day of my visit. Worth popping in to look at the building and there's one interpretative panel on the stairs with a bit of history. The rest of the gallery is dull and Holbourne Museum is less than 5 minutes walk away over... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Some nice bits and pieces in the collection but not enough to entertain us for long. It is fine if you are passing by, but don't make a trip especially for this unless you have an interest in the downstairs temporary exhibition (which was actually very good).

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

For such a large building, I expected to find more! I went here recently with my grandson and whilst it kept him occupied for just over an hour, felt that the place was quite dated and lighting was poor. My grandson is a bright little boy who is interested in many things and he enjoyed 'hunting' and solving some of... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited Jeremy Gardiners exhibition. Beautiful artwork. We met Jeremy himself. We know the dorset coastline and loved his interpretations. My daughter is going to use this inspiration in her course work. A great afternoon.

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Cambridge, England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were visiting Bath and had "done" the main sites. We decided to go to the Victoria Art Gallery on our way back to our hotel. We were very pleasantly surprised. It is council run and the entry fee is by donation. There was another Art Exhibition running there that attracted an entrance fee but we didn't do this. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is possibly the worst curating of any gallery or museum I have ever been in! The lighting was so badly placed that it bounced off the glass-framed paintings and made them disappear from view. It looked as if paintings had been left to the gallery by 'friends' and one had to wonder what the significance was of displaying them... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visited for a quick look around during a weekend in Bath and were impressed by the local art, glass and pottery. They have a new Grayson Perry etching, which was really fascinating - worth a detour to have a look, though you'd probably have to look at it for at least 30 mins to see everything there is to... More 

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Caerphilly
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Interesting building centrally located. Nice variety of work - Peter Blake/Grayson Perry /Gainsborough etc.

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