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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

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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Great museum with wide range of art exhibits

It is easy to spend a couple of hours at the museum (where admission is free) as there is so much to see. All of the exhibits are well described with informative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dorset UK
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Dorset UK
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is easy to spend a couple of hours at the museum (where admission is free) as there is so much to see. All of the exhibits are well described with informative narratives. There is a pleasant cafe on the ground floor

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Maraval, Trinidad
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207 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great museum on several levels. Firstly it is free, apart from the special exhibition which requires paid entry. The collections are very varied and high quality. Finally the nice glass walled cafe on the ground floor serves a great variety of snacks, drinks and meals. Definitely will go again and would recommend others to do the same

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Holburne Museum is a forward looking museum that really engages with its visitors and the local community. It has an excellent permanent collection and first rate temporary exhibitions

Thank edenma
Watford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a very pleasant morning at the Gold exhibition and wandering around the museum. Booked the deal which included coffee and cake - very pleasant.

Thank Sue B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff throughout museum, each collections was displayed excellently and showed off the pieces & art work perfectly, a lot of thought has clearly gone into the layout of each exhibition. surprised it was also free. During our visit we paid for to see the Gold exhibition, again an excellent collection and very reasonable priced to see items that were... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good way to pass an hour or two, the paintings were my favourite aspect of the assembled artwork and miscellaneous objects

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is easily reached from the city centre taking a very interesting walk which takes in Pulteney Bridge and Pulteney Street. We spent about two hours viewing the interesting varied collections followed by an enjoyable lunch in the cafe.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the time of our visit there was a 'Gold' Exhibition but there was a charge so we only visited the free part of the Museum. There are paintings by Gainsborough, Constable, furniture, ceramics and more. It is a short walk into Bath from the museum although there is a paid car park on site. There is a cafe but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This collection is a little gem. It's similar to the Wallace Collection but on a smaller scale (and without the weapons): an interesting collection of art and collectables. The paintings highlight on 18th century English portraiture - for which Bath is a perfect setting. The display of the smaller items is well thought through, with informative information and magnifying glasses... More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to visit here by being in a party which was given a recital on a Schanz fortepiano – of 1795, one of few that remain, and it is in tip-top condition. It made a greater volume of sound than I would have imagined and was not as distant from a modern pianoforte as I had imagined. The bass... More 

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