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Holburne Museum

Great Pulteney St., Bath BA2 4DB, England
44-1225-388588
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Ranked #16 of 91 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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Bath
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A wonderful museum and a must-see. Opposite is the house that Jane Austen lived in for 4 years - she most likely would have visited here when it was a hotel 200 years ago! The collection is not big, but really lovely and currently there is an exhibition about fairies - fantastic! The cafe is good and at the back... More

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This museum is reached by a walk over Pulteney Bridge or you can take a bus. The museum was ok, and has various exhibitions and different time. There is a nice café in situ and a pleasant area to sit either inside or outside on the lawn. Visited June 2014

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not our usual type of place to visit but pleasantly surprised at the set up. We spoke with several informative curators who made us feel welcome and helped us get more from what we were looking at. The unwelcome visitors was an unexpected but interesting addition to a museum

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Canterbury
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Julian Opie exhibition was first rate, as was the Unwelcome Visitors installation. Every room was interesting, and the volunteers are some of the best that I have ever met. A really enjoyable morning of contrasts!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Holburne Museum is not afraid to do things out of the box, it's current exhibit "Unwelcomed Visitors" being a good example. The cafe is also a perfect spot to rest your feet and well worth the walk from the hustle and bustle of the older part of town.

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Denver, Colorado
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

On the recommendation of terrific tour guide Cheryl Corcoran, we stopped to have lunch in the museum cafe. Our meals were delicious. Afterwards we enjoyed the portraits and decorative arts. Bath has so much to see and do it would be too easy to miss this delightful spot. There is a nice gift shop as well.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It was a delight to spend a morning at this museum/ art gallery. Just walking to it along Great Pulteney Street is a treat. It is well laid out and provides interesting snippets of information about the exhibits or paintings. The staff/volunteers are enthusiastic and added further information if asked. It was very pleasant to sit in the grounds on... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A flying visit for us. I think you really need to spend an afternoon in here especially if you like to read everything as we do. Its worth having a look around as you walk up to the museum too as we saw lots of historical buildings as we walked up Great Pulteney Street including Jane Austen's old home.

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London, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

some great works of art in here, witrh interesting stories about the artists and their subjects. Nice grounds and cafe too

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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75 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was a stone's throw from where we had rented a house. We walked by barely noticing the place until it rained and we scampered inside. What a lovely surprise. A really well maintained and thoughtful collection of portraits and silver wear. Like many English museums it is free which is always a bonus. The portrait gallery has a Reynolds... More

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