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Victoria Art Gallery

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Address: Bridge Street, Bath BA2 4AT, England
Phone Number:
+44 1225 477233
Today
10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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​The Victoria Art Gallery is the public art museum in Bath. It is run by...

​The Victoria Art Gallery is the public art museum in Bath. It is run by Bath & North East Somerset Council and houses its collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.

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An excellent place to spend an hour out of the rain.

Some really nice porcelain and glass before entering the gallery itself. I was curious about patch boxes, I had heard of pill boxes and snuff boxes but never patches, The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bob H
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Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some really nice porcelain and glass before entering the gallery itself. I was curious about patch boxes, I had heard of pill boxes and snuff boxes but never patches, The attendant didn't know the answer, but by the time I got round all the interesting paintings, she had the answer (Ladies beauty spots). Some really interesting paintings, and some showing... More 

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Thank Bob H
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry to members. Permanent exhibition upstairs (no lift?) consisting of wonderful oil paintings plus oriental pottery amongst other things. The ground floor hosts various changing exhibitions ie. the recent Grayson Perry exhibition which was excellent. The forthcoming Iconic Photographic exhibition and the Tom Hickman Embroidery exhibition both start on Feb 25th, 2017 and I will certainly be attending.

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Thank sheilacashell
Redruth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Peter's exhibits are mainly scenes of Bath though he is travelling further afield and tackling other cities home and abroad. If you wish you can use an electronic guide and listen to the artist speaking about a particular picture in an engaging manner. Makes the viewing even more entertaining. A separate gallery features a permanent exhibit of artwork mainly donated... More 

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Thank Susan P
heritagecity, Marketing Officer at Victoria Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hello Susan. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Peter Brown exhibition and our permanent collection. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered in here on a very cold day, not overly exciting but it doesn't take very long to do the free part. Didn't bother with the paying bit.

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Thank AlanandLyn
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gallery has a permanent collection that is free to visit and other temporary ones that charge a fee (I believe it is £4 for an adult ticket). I arrived just a few minutes before the last entry so I went to see only the free permanent gallery and it was amazing. Truly stunning paintings from the middle ages to... More 

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Thank Jenika I
heritagecity, Marketing Officer at Victoria Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Jenika, thank you so much for leaving us a review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed visiting our permanent collection! More 

North Berwick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibition of Bath City Council owned art, on the first floor, is spectacular and not to be missed. The staff are very responsive and the building is a gem in excellent order.

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Thank Sustainer
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are galleries and galleries, and there are curators and curators. There is a lot of old and new money in Bath, and many people who have the time to act as volunteers. This applies particularly to the quality of volunteer; you will normally find a very knowledgeable arty literate person who is more than capable of holding their own... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

For the limited size of the gallery I think it succeeds more often than not in attracting high quality exhibitions. My young son especially likes going.

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Thank pauliem1
heritagecity, Marketing Officer at Victoria Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving us a review. We are so pleased to hear that you and your son both enjoy visiting us and hope to see you again soon. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

There are a few galleries you have to pay for but the upstairs ones are free and get a good welcome and are worth checking out.

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Thank Ethan E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Interesting current exhibition, helpfull staff. I liked the upper gallery as it had a very interesting extensive collection. Great for art lovers on a raint day!

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Thank Ainsley D
heritagecity, Marketing Officer at Victoria Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Ainsley. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed visiting our upper gallery and that you found our staff helpful. We hope you'll come back again in the near future! More 

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