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Holburne Museum

Great Pulteney St., Bath BA2 4DB, England
44-1225-388588
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Ranked #19 of 92 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The Musum looked interesting with a colour display outside in marquees which had a along queue for it. The cafe was limited and not aprticularly value for money.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have taken my mother here twice this year - she's 91 years old so we have fully tested the disabled facilities! I can't speak highly enough of the care, help and attention we received - including being treated to a complimentary scone with cream and jam in the cafe! We borrowed a wheelchair and started with a delicious light... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A lovely Museum, formerly the Sydney Hotel, located in the very nice Sydney Gardens. There is an outstanding modern annexe to the rear of the building which houses the main collection, training classrooms, cafe, shop etc. with free entry and beautifully-curated displays, this is a very worthwhile 2 or 3 hours visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Holbourne is a place of quiet reflection for artlovers. The ceramics were quite good and the paintings were of local identities including a Gainsborough or two. We finished off our visit with some morning tea in the cafeteria followed by a walk in the extensive gardens.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is an amazing museum and its free to wander around and enjoy. They do ask for a donation so its up to you. There is also a lovely cafe attached in which we enjoyed a spot of lunch. We sat outside on a lovely day and enjoyed the gardens of the museum

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited the museum again early in August. Although I have visited a number of times it never looses its charm. It is a well organised museum set in a beautiful building with lovely gardens. The continuous exhibition is interesting, well curated and you always find something new. The downstairs cafe is great and leads out onto the gardens behind.

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Grimsby, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This gallery is a little gem. It is free to enter but has a number of important painters exhibited, including works by Gainsborough, Stubbs, Lely and Reynolds. It is not busy so you have time to stand and admire the paintings without being disturbed. Nice work!

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A lovely collection of art works and objects all collected by one man. Well presented and informative. The museum also has paying exhibitions and a large café, all set in the lovely surroundings of Sydney Park.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was not really too sure what this museum was actually trying to exhibit. A bit of a mishmash. HOWEVER, when I got to the second floor I was amazed at the beautiful and jaw dropping Gainsborough paintings. The history of the paintings came to life with each new painting exhibited. Go Holburne Museum. And all this for free. And... More

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