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Victoria Art Gallery

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Address: Bridge Street, Bath BA2 4AT, England
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+44 1225 477233
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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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Great free galleries

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wet day in Bath, you can go free into the permanent collection of this small town art gallery. There are just enough interesting paintings to make you dwell on them and they are pleasingly in chronological order. It begins with a classic portrait of that mysoginist power crazy King, Henry VIII - his cruel eyes. The picture of the... More 

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Thank Chris D
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Free entry to the permanent collection. The building is worth seeing in itself. The first room has a badly displayed motley collection of ceramics and glassware with no information provided, but subsequent rooms have brief details and descriptions. I particularly liked the room containing the paintings. It was not at all crowded on a Tuesday afternoon.

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Thank 935susieq
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

They have a very good quality collection of paintings. Do pick up the ring binder files to learn more about each painting.

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Thank GreenandGoldEngland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Worth a visit (free except for exhibitions). Nice collection, mostly paintings, some china, impressive glass collection, and a serious effort made, seemingly since founded, to add some examples of 'modern' art. Affordable temporary exhibitions on top of it

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

Hello Pierre, thank you for leaving us a review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our permanent collection and temporary exhibition too. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

It is worth a trip into the art section upstairs to see amazing works of art from centuries ago and also some modern, no photos allowed upstairs, the sculpture section downstairs is depending on individual taste worth a look also.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the Victoria Art Gallery, the main room is a beautiful space with some really lovely paintings where you can hide from the wet weather for free and learn something at the same time. I think this would be a good place to take children too as each display had great commentaries so you knew what... More 

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

Hi Kate, thank you for leaving us a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and seeing David Inshaw's painting. More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The gallery specialises in pictuers of Bath. Along with the ones displayed on the walls, there are many more sored in a filing cabinet style display, There are seats from which to appreciate the artwork.

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Thank 328Mike
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

For a modest sized gallery, the Victoria Art Gallery puts on some really fabulous exhibitions. Currently there is an exhibition of the sculptures and drawings of Kenneth Armitage to mark the centenary of his birth, which if it were put on in London would have people queuing round the block.

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

Hi Adrian. Thank you very much for the kind comments about our exhibition programme. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Kenneth Armitage exhibition and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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