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Holburne Museum

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Address: Great Pulteney St., Bath BA2 4DB, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-388588
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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With an impressive collection of fine and decorative art, this newly...

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)

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Several excellent paintings on the top floor!

This free museum is adjacent to a park and has a great coffee shop. I dipped inside twice for quick peeks at paintings, also they have dishes and carvings etc. Nice break from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This free museum is adjacent to a park and has a great coffee shop. I dipped inside twice for quick peeks at paintings, also they have dishes and carvings etc. Nice break from the heat or the rain.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice Museum with lovely garden. Was smaller museum than expected, but it still had a good range of collections. I was able to fulfil an ambition to see some of George Stubbs work so that was nice. But in my opinion the Stubbs exhibition was a tad overpriced for the limited number of works on display.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to the special exhibit of Stubbs and animals [although the museum is free to enter, this exhibit is extra]. Good audio guide included with the tickets to the Stubbs exhibition. Only a relatively small exhibition as reflected in the price compared to exhibitions in London galleries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Outside and inside of the building are very beautiful, and the approach along Great Pulteney Street is also impressive. Free admission, and only a short walk from city centre so worth a look whether or not you are interested in the eclectic mix of art treasures it houses. Adjacent to Sydney Gardens which also look nice, although we didn't visit... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Today we visited the Stubbs exhibition - it was excellent and the audio guide was the best I have ever listened to anywhere. What a joy to listen to people who were not expecting the listener to have a vast knowledge of the subject, and to offer a different perspective on the pictures. Wonderful. The gallery as a whole is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the museum specifically because of the Stubbs exhibition. The museum is in a lovely position just over the Avon from the main centre of Bath. The Stubbs exhibition is small, with no more than 20 paintings and drawings. They're all well layer out and the audio guide is good. Would have been good to have more about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lets start positively the staff in the cafe were charming, the atmosphere lovely and it was a great place to have a cup of tea. We went to the loo and while we were trying to suss out which was the men's disabled for my autistic teenager we were summarily pushed past by Hannah Jenkins staff member who was in... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a large building but it retains an intimate atmosphere as it's laid out over three floors in two separate. There is a nice café and a gift shop. Some of the paintings are stunning, and some are distinctly average. There is more than just paintings though and a bit of historical information with other exhibits.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many times I have passed this house on annual visits to Bath and didn't realise the fascinating collection especially of small curios delightful!

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Thank Lampy196
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This summer there is an exhibition of George Stubbs paintings and drawings. It shows how Stubbs studied animals in detail to capture realistic images. I enjoyed looking at the exhibits as they showed Stubbs talent and understanding of animal forms.

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