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Holburne Museum

Great Pulteney St., Bath BA2 4DB, England
44-1225-388588
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Ranked #15 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Somerset
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a small museum with a big view. Largely focused on Bath, there are loads of interesting artefacts. And a goiod Cafe. Set in lovely gardens, it's a lovely mixture of old and new. Walking distance (and visible) from Poultney Bridge, and a lovely walk through some spectacular Bath streetscapes.

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Epping Essex
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Ive never spent so long in a museum! It was really lovely. So many interesting and gorgeous things to see a real find

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Bath, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was soon to the re opening i visited. The new exstention looked wrong! I was amazed as the front of the building looks beautiful when the back is this glass horrible mess! I quoted as the title "The artists must be rolling in their graves" is what i agreed when I heard another vistor say. When i state this... More

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Essex
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This was a beautiful building made all the more spectacular with the sun shining on it. However, the collections were all a bit random and there wasn't much "history" about the collections or the house itself.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Excellent way of spending a few hours.Paintings by Gainsborough,Constable,Stubbs and many more.Excellent café for a break in the middle of our visit.Much to see

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