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Holburne Museum

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Address: Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB, England
Phone Number:
+44 1225 388588
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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This museum is big in size

The museum is quite quiet on a week day and can keep luggage at reception and is based over three floors and they are nice in the gift shop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ethan E
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is quite quiet on a week day and can keep luggage at reception and is based over three floors and they are nice in the gift shop.

Thank Ethan E
Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a trip and free entry. Recommend you take a walk through the adjoining park to the canal path after a coffee and cake in the galleries bright and spacious cafe.

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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this whilst walking through the park today, was not to my personal taste but did have some nice displays and interesting pieces.

Thank Tobywest
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I keep finding myself in here and I hate it. It has really bad coffee, Really bad service which means the coffee is cold by the time it gets to you. The food is always stale whether it is cakes, sandwiches or scones. If you order a scone do not expect much jam and cream. If you order tea except... More 

Thank Robert T
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view, you learn a lot about Bath. My friend and i talked to one of the staff and she was really friendly explaining things to us tourists.

Thank Daaunhi N
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite a modest sized exhibition space so it is easy to get around in an hour or so. It is a housed in a beautiful old house at one end of Great Pultney Street which gives it a stunning view from what used to be the ballroom. There are regular special exhibitions for which there is a charge... More 

Thank Heather D
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our secend vist to the museum in a few years . It is not too large and has interesting exhibitions .

Thank Marie W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful free museum in a lovely setting, Give yourself at least an hour as better to dig a bit deeper into the collection. On 1st landing there is an interactive screen which give a very user friendly history of how this side of the river and the bridge were built. Cafe good spot for a rest,

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I often struggle with art museums as they're often elitist and dry. But we very much enjoyed the Holburne! We spent an enjoyable hour admiring some beautiful items explained very well by the captions and exhibition panels. Entry is free to the permanent displays, there was an admission charge for one temporary exhibition which we didn't bother with, but did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I loved the Holbourne Museum. It is packed full of art and the valuables of the Holbourne family. Imaginatively laid out, there are some fantastic pieces here. I give this 10 out of 10.

Thank Kevin N

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