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Museum of East Asian Art

12 Bennett St., Bath BA1 2LQ, England
44-1225-464640
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Ranked #43 of 91 attractions in Bath
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: The mysteries and beauty of the Eastern world are preserved and artfully displayed in this Georgian house, which houses a collection of Oriental Art... more » Owner description: The mysteries and beauty of the Eastern world are preserved and artfully displayed in this Georgian house, which houses a collection of Oriental Art and Treasures dating from 5000 BC up to the present day. « less
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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are on your way to or from the Royal Crescent then give this small museum a go. A modest entry fee is exceptional value. Really interesting artefacts well presented. The current (July 14) exhibition has been very thoughtfully put together. Allow between 40 and 60 mins tops. Toilets but no cafe, but can highly recommend Restaurant Eleven which... More

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Apart from the small sign outside there are few indications that this is four stories of Asian art collected donated for the most part by by Brian McElney OBE. I almost did not think it was worth visiting but persevered and opened the door. I was greeted by the ever affable Simon and given a brief verbal tour. I was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Free for students, otherwise 3 pounds. Lovely little oddball of a museum with a collection of East-Asian (mainly Chinese) pottery. They also do their own research projects, which are displayed throughout the museum. Unexpectedly nice. Perfect for a rainy day.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

For people who love little objects of Asian art, it’s a nice place to go, 2-3 floors of small pieces of art. But after seeing the MET in NYC, we weren’t unfortunately impressed. It’s not somewhere I would go back but I was happy to spend 20-30min there.

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Oxford, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is a small museum over four floors with an education space and access via stairs or lift. For such a small museum, they certainly have some lovely examples of objects in Jade, Metal and Ivory, some from as far back as 5000 years BC. There is little painted work. The sophistication and beauty of objects created when in many... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Free for students. Some very impressive finds in there dating back 5,000 years. Although unfortunately much of the content was very similar, bowls, dishes, pewter and small figurines. I thought they could probably have got a bit more variety with some of the incredible canvas art of the Japanese. Also, they had a 2000 year old arrow-head and a very... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The museum, run by a charity, has a strong collection with many old and beautifully crafted items. If you like ancient East Asian art, particularly Chinese, this is a good choice.

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Durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is a small but exquisite museum. Its collection is dominated by porcelain, pots and other smaller objects some of which are over 3000 years old. Amidst Bath's Georgian and Regency overload it's wonderful to escape to the other side of the world and be reminded of the world beyond the eighteenth-century elites.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The museum itself was fairly small which limited the pieces they could display. What they did have though was absolutely incredible. If you have a few days, it's worth a visit but I wouldn't call it a must see.

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We have seldom seen such exquisite Asian art outside China. Pity the rooms are so cramped, but the collection is certainly not sparse, on the contrary.

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