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Holburne Museum

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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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Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB, England
+44 1225 388588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is ok but expensive for what is basically snacks. As with all things in Bath you are paying for setting/location and the abundance of tourists keeping prices high.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank George9977
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live just an hour away from Bath and have visited and enjoyed the Holburne on a number of occasions - always making a voluntary donation and contributing to profits in the tea room. I visited again earlier this week to find that since November...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank ragmantoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, I came here for the Rodin temporary exhibition, and I was so disappointed by the fact that it was a room no bigger than a post stamp, with barely 5 artefacts to observe. You should make this more explicit in your advertising, instead...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Hbee_19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect for lovers of portrait art especially, fine china and silverware. Very fine permanent exhibits in addition to special collections and loans of national works of art from famous artists such as Hockney. Several floors with numerous rooms so very good value for money. Guides...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Assistyg
Reviewed 6 January 2019

The museum has an excellent range of interesting antiquities, many of them relevant to Bath and the people who lived here. There is always a first class visiting exhibition. The cafe, which extends into the garden, is clean and wholesome. It is an easy and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Stjohn1942
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Came here on the hop on hop off bus which has a stop across the road. Lovely well set out museum with a beautiful cafe overlooking gardens. I especially enjoyed seeing the Thinker, Rodin,and the large Hockney painting both on loan at the time we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank shazjulie66
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Lots of unusual artefacts and information on all things relating to Bath. A calm and educational building.school workshops and visiting artists, a fabulous building

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julia M
Reviewed 27 December 2018

The Holburne Museum is worth taking a detour for. The famiy collected items and there is plenty to see here. The gardens are great too as is the cafe.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank oldergapyear58
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Several portraits by Gainsborough from his time in Bath - well-worth a visit, plus other art works well displayed. Pleasant restaurant.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fredache
Reviewed 4 December 2018

The visit was not expensive £11 for 2 of us. But we went in half price with Art Fund membership. The cost included looking over the museum plus seeing the Gainsborough portraits special exhibition. This was excellent with lots of fine portraits assembled from various...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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It looks as though your question has been answered. We are only ever in Bath from Monday to Friday (never at the weekend)
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Response from Courtenay R | Reviewed this property |
Quite near - about a mile. Not a difficult walk and there's plenty to see along the way. Or you can take one of the University buses (during term time) from the bus station, near the railway station, as far as St Mary's... More