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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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carmarthen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great - really enjoyed the visit. The new extension interesting (cafe lovely!) and the collections were really well looked after and most interestingly interpreted and displayed. Good link in to the gardens behind for a stroll too (and no payment unlike the small riverside garden in the centre of Bath that costs £1.20 - cheek!)

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum. Good collection of Renaissance treasures, silverware, porcelain, some enormous Gainsborough masterpieces and a brilliant modern art instillation.

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Sawbridgeworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This was an outstanding time. The Opie exhibition has to be paid for, but many concessions available ( my wife is over 60 and we are both English Heritage members). I have NEVER seen art come alive so much. Robert Opie wants YOU to get involved in his art, so cameras, Twitter, Photoshop and collaborate. The museum really showed how... More

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We took our 3 kids to the Colourscape exhibition which was an amazing outdoor structure in the grounds. You enter a giant inflatable maze-like construction almost like going inside a big bouncy castle. Great fun. There is a pay and display car park there or it's only a 5 min walk from Pultney Bridge in the centre of town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

great combo... brilliant little restaurant, all tourists should pop in here. They will get a decent meal and.... a little bit of culture. Actually people of Bath and surrounding area..why not c ome here...its yours..use it.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is an interesting museum in Bath - it is reasonably compact and so visiting when there are several groups there can be challenging as you have to shuffle and wait to see the displays - but this can be the same in other similar size museums. There were interesting items on display and the overall flow of the visit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is an Museum with an impressive art collection featuring works by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Panini, Ramsay and others. It's a fine building. I am normally in favour of the practice of having a contemporary artist exhibit in a museum containing past treasures. However the exhibition, Unwelcome Visitors, by Tessa Farmer involves the display of skeletal insects, spiders and the like... More

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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Holburne is a lovely, intimate museum with a really catholic mix of pieces. Some winderful Gainsboroughs, Rachmaninov's Steinway piano and a lovely collection of cameos, amongst many, many other treasures. There is always an extra exhibition on and I loved the 'bad fairies' hidden amongst exhibits. The cafe is a lovely building but food not particularly good.

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Seria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were lost on foot after walking down the canal towpath looking for Bath city centre and stumbled across this lovely little museum. There are lots of things which can easily be missed if you don't open the drawers and cupboards!! Our 12 year old is hard to impress with museums, but he loved this place....

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nice coffee in lovely surroundings at rear of museum on edge of Sydney Gardens in Bath. One gripe; on two occasions coffee arrived with toppings we had specifically not asked for.

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