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Holburne Museum

Address: Great Pulteney St., Bath BA2 4DB, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-388588
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Ranked #11 of 81 Attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: With an impressive collection of fine and decorative art, this newly transformed Museum, with...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: With an impressive collection of fine and decorative art, this newly transformed Museum, with Garden Cafe, is situated in lovely grounds and is set to become Bath's must-see attraction. Open daily, admission free. 10am to 5pm (11am on Sundays)

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Brisbane, Australia
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182 reviews 182 reviews
87 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The museum contains a interesting collections of various artworks. Even the building and grounds are rather pleasant. The cafe was quite good too. Worth a look.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Fantastic Turner west Country Sketches exhibition. Impressive Museum. They also do a mean muffin and americano!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Well worth a visit. Plenty to see with very knowledgeable and friendly staff to assist if required. On top of all that it was free!

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Caerphilly
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Staff were very helpful - nice range of art on display - much of which is free of charge. Regular changing/travelling exhibitions.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The collection is well annotated giving details about the background of the pieces not just the usual title/artist/date information and the guides (who are volunteers) were really friendly and helpful. Maybe that it is not too busy in January. The amazing thing about it is that there is no charge for entry although £3 is suggested as a donation, which... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This wasn't mentioned in our guidebook, but it was at one end of the street where we were staying. We were very impressed with its permanent exhibits and with its special exhibit on the satirical drawings of Thomas Rowlandson. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and friendly. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Its free, interesting and had a trail to find things for children (our daughter's aged 7) which kept her amused for an hour or so. Friendly volunteers help navigate you around and are well informed. Parking is easy - right on the doorstep and cheap for Bath. Learnt a lot about the Gainsborough connection with Bath which was interesting as... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Charming small museum showing an interesting collection of art, with audio guides available if required? We thought this was a great pit-stop to spend a couple of hours away from the busy City centre & the conservatory type cafe/restaurant is light with many windows that overlook the beautiful gardens. Viewing the main galleries is free (donations appreciated) & we were... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Well worth a visit- lovely building, great little shop and a most interesting collection. the best thing was the volunteers who gave excellent and relevant information about the collection

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

This Museum is well worth the walk from city centre. A real gem off the beaten track. After a walk around the various galleries you can retired for lunch or just coffee, on a sunny day outside. Then enjoy a walk in the park behind the Museum.

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