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Holburne Museum

Great Pulteney St., Bath BA2 4DB, England
44-1225-388588
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Ranked #20 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

great combo... brilliant little restaurant, all tourists should pop in here. They will get a decent meal and.... a little bit of culture. Actually people of Bath and surrounding area..why not c ome here...its yours..use it.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting museum in Bath - it is reasonably compact and so visiting when there are several groups there can be challenging as you have to shuffle and wait to see the displays - but this can be the same in other similar size museums. There were interesting items on display and the overall flow of the visit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is an Museum with an impressive art collection featuring works by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Panini, Ramsay and others. It's a fine building. I am normally in favour of the practice of having a contemporary artist exhibit in a museum containing past treasures. However the exhibition, Unwelcome Visitors, by Tessa Farmer involves the display of skeletal insects, spiders and the like... More

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Bath
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The Holburne is a lovely, intimate museum with a really catholic mix of pieces. Some winderful Gainsboroughs, Rachmaninov's Steinway piano and a lovely collection of cameos, amongst many, many other treasures. There is always an extra exhibition on and I loved the 'bad fairies' hidden amongst exhibits. The cafe is a lovely building but food not particularly good.

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Seria
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22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were lost on foot after walking down the canal towpath looking for Bath city centre and stumbled across this lovely little museum. There are lots of things which can easily be missed if you don't open the drawers and cupboards!! Our 12 year old is hard to impress with museums, but he loved this place....

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Bath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nice coffee in lovely surroundings at rear of museum on edge of Sydney Gardens in Bath. One gripe; on two occasions coffee arrived with toppings we had specifically not asked for.

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UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A really nice and 'manageable' museum. Something of interest for all, including children. Nice cafe too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Opie was so witty. Come and see the moving displays. The infestation of tiny skeletal fairies and their pet insects has devastated several cabinets and you should witness their depravities in person. Magnifying glasses are available.

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Canberra
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Really enjoyed the ambience of this museum. The displays of porcelain and silver were fascinating. Lunch in the café was pretty good as well.

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Having spent some time with Sir Roy Strong who used to be the curator/ director of both the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, during the installation of the new audio guide into his newly opened Laskett Gardens, I have taken apersonal interest in the world of art. This personal interest has grown even stronger after my... More

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