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“So much to see!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Holburne Museum

Holburne Museum
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$18.88*
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City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #13 of 155 things to do in Bath
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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)
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So much to see!”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

This museum was recommended to us by the excellent host at Chestnuts House Guesthouse, and is very well worth visiting. We couldn't believe how much there was to see. From wonderful paintings by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Stubbs and others to ceramics and many other forms of collectible art, this museum is hardly bettered outside London. If in Bath, this is a must.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“not my thing”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

i found it a bit boring but might appeal to someone who likes pre-impressionist paintings and ceramics

Visited November 2012
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“really interesting and free making it even better!!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

a really interesting place, has various displays throughout the year when we went it was Dr Who which i loved!. The museum is free to look around with exibitions extra, we didnt bother with the charged for exhibition and just looked around the main museum. The restaurant is quiet expensive but no more so than others we have been to, the service was good and it overlooked the gardens which was nice, you can sit outside but it was too cold when we went but with plenty of seating indoors that wasnt an issue.

Visited October 2012
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

A jewel in the middle of Bath! A lovely buildind, great displays (don't forget to look in the drawers!) and superb paintings. Helpful and friendly staff. Great cafe...all this, and parking too!! The exhibitions change regularly, so there is a good excuse to keep going back Free entry to the museum - charge for some exhibitions. You could spend a day here - or half a day and walk (5 mins) into shopping area of Bath. One of the best museums in the West.

Visited November 2012
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“A good way to pass an hour or so”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Not a large selection of paintings but set on two floors, mainly 18th/19th century portraits by well known British artists some with fascinating stories supplied by the friendly and knowledgeable guides.

Visited October 2012
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