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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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11:00 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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Splendid museum.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Interesting insight into life of Holburne and his family. Nice tea room. Access to park area with a nice walk along the Kenneth and Avon canal.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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