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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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Easy to spend some time here

Located slightly out of the City Centre at the end of Great Pulteney Street next to Sydney Gardens, but well within walking distance for most people. Pleasant gardens outside with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Located slightly out of the City Centre at the end of Great Pulteney Street next to Sydney Gardens, but well within walking distance for most people. Pleasant gardens outside with the cafe overlooking them. Did not try the cafe so cannot comment but it was well patronised. Admission is free although donations welcomed and there is a charge for certain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Came for lunch with 2 children and 2 prams. Staff were super - went out of their way to help us. The food was excellent, especially for vegetarians.

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Sally in Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Have interesting visting exhibtions. General collecton worth a look as wide variety, lovely location, good cafe - though latter gets busy and service can be slow - though pleasant. You don't want to be in a rush. if so take own sandwiches and sit in the adjacent park - if warm enough.

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Clean, bright and interesting, the Holburne gives a wonderful insight into the history and culture of Bath. They also have an array of extra exhibitions during the year, at a very reasonable cost. Well worth a visit

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BATH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I can thoroughly recommend this restaurant for lunch. It's bright and airy and is very reasonably priced. The setting is perfect and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The modern art exhibition drew me in for my 2nd visit since The Holburne reopened. Beautifully curated and thought provoking. Great contrast with the Georgian portraits. Cafe a little disappointing for afternoon tea as regards service and no gluten free cake available.

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West Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It had been some time since we last visited an art gallery. This one didn't disappoint. It's set in a regency building with stunning views over Great Pulteney Street in one direction and a park in the other, complete with a tea shop. There were volunteers on hand in each gallery should you wish to find out more about each... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This museum houses many fascinating objects and some excellent Gainsboroughs, the latter providing an insight into the artist's early career and development.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A good mix of paintings, artefacts and porcelain. Although some of the labels were perfunctory (date, material, manufacturer) there was some attempt to give more explanation. This was especially true in the gallery. Huge paintings by Gainsborough and other famous names. I also liked the two porcelain cups which were identical (from the same mould) except for the decoration which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

The Holburne collection was the highlight for me. A fantastic collection of miniature curios such as Roman intaglios, snuff boxes, painted miniatures and Japanese netsuke . There is also a beautiful chiming skeleton clock and much more. We spent about an hour and finished off in the cafe which wax also very nice . Free entry too .Well worth a... More 

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