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Holburne Museum

Great Pulteney St., Bath BA2 4DB, England
44-1225-388588
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Ranked #14 of 87 attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the hands on draws that children can get into. We spend about 2.5 hours here on a wet day in Bath. Lots to look at for adults and children alike.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A lovely but really small building at the end of Pulteney Street, but a close walk from the Centre (10 min). I was afraid it'd be a long walk. The free exhibition is including exactly 3 rooms. 2 showrooms and one with drawers (for kids and all interested) where it was explained how miniatures and textile artifacts where produced. Nice... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Museum is a must when visiting Bath,it also has an excellent Garden Cafe. Found this by accident when walking along the Kennet and Avon canal. Tea, coffee at reasonable prices in this great location. Although 'free' some exhibitions are chargeable!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This free museum is on the edge of the City but still only 10 minute walk from the Abbey. It sits in a beautiful, former hotel building. The collection is not extensive, started by the eponymous Holburne, but it is impressive in some respects. The signage said it had the largest collection of Johan Zoffany outside of London. Apart from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Having lived in and around Bath for many years this was inexplicably our first visit to The Holburne. What a little treasure it is with a rich and interesting collection. Recommended for those who both life and visit Bath alike.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

stunning example of Georgian architecture with an unsurpassed view down Bath's finest street - Great Pulteney Street. Museum has enchanting permanent collection of assorted pretty objects - clearly one man's fancy - but also temporary exhibitions. Remarkable and controversial modern addition at the back houses super tea room on ground floor - best cake in Bath, so they say.

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Holburne, and the ex-Sydney Pleasure Gardens behind it, are just out of the city centre at the far end of Great Pulteney Street. Well worth the 10-minute walk, in my opinion. And it's FREE!! This is a small art gallery, but its collection is very local and well-chosen, including quite a few Gainsboroughs. The pictures and exhibits are well-annotated,... More

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Staines, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great for a short visit quite small but interesting good café and friendly and knowledgeable volunteers in every room

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Wokingham
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This gallery is small but full of interest. The items on display include oil paintings including several by Gainsborough who lived in Bath for several years, and objects collected by the owner, some of which were acquired as genuine but now show that he was duped! There is a ballroom where the main exhibit changes from time to time and... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Nice - this is the right word for the place. A good collection of many art pieces but the painting are simply Jaw Dropping.... Neat, tidy, small (read crisp, no big collection but whatever is there, its worth it). Very friendly staff, a little bit of walk if you are late like me (but its free and makes up for... More

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