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Holburne Museum

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Address: Great Pulteney Street, 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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Well worth a visit

A lovely find, and a nice place to have lunch with a garden cafe at the rear. Mixture of free and paid exhibitions, even then not going to hit your wallet hard and well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely find, and a nice place to have lunch with a garden cafe at the rear. Mixture of free and paid exhibitions, even then not going to hit your wallet hard and well worth paying to see all the collections.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent a lovely afternoon here visiting the small "Stubbs and the Wild" exhibition. (This exhibition costs £10, half price on a Tuesday. The rest of the museum is free.) The museum itself is well worth a visit. The top floor gallery has lots of great paintings with a number of works by Thomas Gainsborough including some full length portraits.... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A pretty little museum that was extended and re laid a few years ago so shows the collections to best advantage some gorgeous miniatures and enamel boxes caught my eye worth a visit nice variety of things to see

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Rickmansworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Museum full of lots of portraits in particular. Not my particular taste (amazed how dull the Gainsboroughs look in general) but some embroidery and stump work which fascinated my wife. Tasty lunch in the cafe too.

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

Some museums are so big that they tire you out and you forget what you have seen. The Holbourne is small and well set out with excellent exhibitions.

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

We loved the art in this museum and found the room guide (male) in the Andrew Brownsword room extremely kind and helpful.

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Thank Christine P
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What is here is excellent, however it suffers from being small and less museum than art gallery. However, walk out the back and up to the canal and it opens up a lovely leisurely walk around the outskirts of the city.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed a visit to this small museum with lovely grounds. My objective was to see the fine collection of portraiture, but I also enjoyed the other exhibits. They had volunteers posted throughout the museum who were quite knowledgeable about the collections and eager to share. They have a nice-looking cafe which I did not take advantage of. Worth a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Holburne collection is stunning and the current Stubbs exhibition is well worth a visit with some of his ceramics

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up just wandering in as a part of a walk in the area, didn't even know about the museum but ended up really enjoying seeing this slice of life from that era. Loved all the little collections so nicely presented in a lovely building. My son (age 12) really enjoyed it too.

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