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Holburne Museum

Great Pulteney St., Bath BA2 4DB, England
44-1225-388588
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Ranked #18 of 92 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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Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Holbourne is a place of quiet reflection for artlovers. The ceramics were quite good and the paintings were of local identities including a Gainsborough or two. We finished off our visit with some morning tea in the cafeteria followed by a walk in the extensive gardens.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing museum and its free to wander around and enjoy. They do ask for a donation so its up to you. There is also a lovely cafe attached in which we enjoyed a spot of lunch. We sat outside on a lovely day and enjoyed the gardens of the museum

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited the museum again early in August. Although I have visited a number of times it never looses its charm. It is a well organised museum set in a beautiful building with lovely gardens. The continuous exhibition is interesting, well curated and you always find something new. The downstairs cafe is great and leads out onto the gardens behind.

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Grimsby, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This gallery is a little gem. It is free to enter but has a number of important painters exhibited, including works by Gainsborough, Stubbs, Lely and Reynolds. It is not busy so you have time to stand and admire the paintings without being disturbed. Nice work!

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A lovely collection of art works and objects all collected by one man. Well presented and informative. The museum also has paying exhibitions and a large café, all set in the lovely surroundings of Sydney Park.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was not really too sure what this museum was actually trying to exhibit. A bit of a mishmash. HOWEVER, when I got to the second floor I was amazed at the beautiful and jaw dropping Gainsborough paintings. The history of the paintings came to life with each new painting exhibited. Go Holburne Museum. And all this for free. And... More

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I'm a local and like many was sceptical about the modern extension at the back of this historic house located so clearly at the end of a showpiece road in Bath. But it worked, and with the free admission I've taken visiting friends there loads of times. And all thought it so interesting they made the requested voluntary donation, which... More

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carmarthen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great - really enjoyed the visit. The new extension interesting (cafe lovely!) and the collections were really well looked after and most interestingly interpreted and displayed. Good link in to the gardens behind for a stroll too (and no payment unlike the small riverside garden in the centre of Bath that costs £1.20 - cheek!)

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Excellent museum. Good collection of Renaissance treasures, silverware, porcelain, some enormous Gainsborough masterpieces and a brilliant modern art instillation.

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Sawbridgeworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This was an outstanding time. The Opie exhibition has to be paid for, but many concessions available ( my wife is over 60 and we are both English Heritage members). I have NEVER seen art come alive so much. Robert Opie wants YOU to get involved in his art, so cameras, Twitter, Photoshop and collaborate. The museum really showed how... More

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