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Holburne Museum

Great Pulteney St., Bath BA2 4DB, England
44-1225-388588
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Ranked #20 of 93 Attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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) « less
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Interesting collection providing a snapshot of the Regency period, the thing I liked the most was the contemporary exhibition based on the life of one of the Holborne women, which gave an insight into the narrow confines of a middle class woman's world at that time - sorry I can't remember the name of the woman or the artist, but... More

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midlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful building all accessible - horray! Staff seem to pop up from no where and tell you about objects your viewing from spoons to paintings! Its also interactive which which is great for kids from listening to a talk to sitting wearing a wig to create a cameo. There is a shop and cafe which looks out on the beautiful... More

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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Well worth the walk across the Pultney bridge and down a lovely wide street to the museum at the end. It's free admission but you'll probably think it's worth leaving a donation, we certainly did!

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Loved the exhibits, beautifully displayed. Will be back to see the displays again. Coffee was excellent. Lunch was pleasant even though a little expensive.

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The new restaurant was great and the staff there were really relaxed and made us feel like we didn't need to be anywhere apart from there. We walked down the canal path to it on a sunny day and were rewarded with good coffee and a lovely lunch. We mooched around the exhibits which was good, but the staff were... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Nice to sit in lovely surroundings, coffee and cake great, food quite expensive but good. Clean pleasant restuarant.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
1,103 helpful votes 1,103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Excellent museum set on 3 floors (lift available). It has a nice cafe outside. The museum is free but they ask for a small donation to be made. The artwork is amazing and very varied. They have some beautiful pieces to view. This is definetly an asset to Bath.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A grand period house, very spacious and well-lit, free entry and well worth the £3 suggested donation. Top class paintings, ceramics, silverware, household items, miniature portraits, temporary exhibition of silhouettes, all clearly presented. Refreshments in an elegant glass cube restaurant at the back. Perfect for a morning or afternoon visit. Helpful but not pushy guides. Better than the overrated 1... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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80 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Came out here as it was a short walk from Dukes Hotel. We were fascinated by the varied exhibits and it is all free (apart from a modern art exhibition we were not interested in) - well laid out with easy access for the less abled bodied. The surrounding park is also very pretty. From the higher galleries there is... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

the collection was well exhibited and the perfect way to end the weekend. Free admission was a bonus and really enjoyed wondering around the Sydney Place gardens

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