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Holburne Museum

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Address: Great Pulteney St., Bath BA2 4DB, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-388588
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: With an impressive collection of fine and decorative art, this newly...
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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Extremely interesting museum

I didn't quite know what to expect to see in the Holburne and was pleasantly surprised. The history of a unique family ( the son and daughters never married) , their bickering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I didn't quite know what to expect to see in the Holburne and was pleasantly surprised. The history of a unique family ( the son and daughters never married) , their bickering correspondence between each other and the son's fabulous collecting made the Holburne a delight. The building, facilities and cafe are fabulous. I don't remember if there was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you have an hour to kill, stroll down Great Pultney Street to the Holburne Museum. The ceramic and miniature exhibits on the upper floor are quite lovely. The docent was engaging and informative.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

spent several hours here today. Am not arty in the slightest but a stunning location with exteremly helpful and friendly staff in the museum and the cafe. The cafe is very contemporary but fits very well with the historic museum and the gardens are gorgeous. Food (beef pie fab) was very tasty and coffee was good quality. Could do with... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This museum is only small but well stocked with some fantastic exhibits, and a great place to while away some time particularly if the weather is inclement. Gift shop well worth a browse, and no pay a visit to the coffee shop, excellent scones!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A fabulous place with friendly and helpful staff. Loved the hanging vase display and a chance to see a Breughel alongside Dutch artists. Enjoyed a delightful lunch in the light and airy restaurant. What an amazing attraction and for free. I will return and at some point take a stroll in the gardens which looked appealing. I did this visit... More 

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Yarm
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Absolutely fascinating don't t miss the netsuke hidden in the draws. I particularly liked the volunteer who shared her enthusiasm with us

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A wonderful collection of objets d'art and displayed in interesting and unique ways. There are some good paintings, particualrly the Dutch Golden Age pieces. The staff approached us and other people to impart their knowledge, and I thought this was great; you don't often experience that at museums or galleries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A very nice museum to spend a pleasant morning or afternoon glancing at the portraits and paintings from the late 1700s and early 1800s. Definitely worth a visit to!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was thrilled to see that admission to the museum was still free. This is a less well known gem in Bath. The restaurant was packed so the service was a bit slow but they were helpful and friendly.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Only a short walk from Bath centre but well worth the effort. All the exhibits were well presented with helpful and informative comments. You will need more time than you think to do this justice. Try to allow time for a walk in the gardens and along the Kennet and Avon canal.

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