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Holburne Museum

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Address: Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 388588
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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A surprise package and it was free!

We walked up the pleasant Georgian Great Pultenay Street to the Holburne Museum situated in another of Bath's fine parks and were delighted by what we found. The very varied... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a little way out of the city centre but worth the walk. It's free to enter with a suggested donation of £ 5.00 . The volunteers are very knowledgable, you can leave your coat and bags at reception. The modern interpretation that runs alongside some of the classics I found confusing, but that's just me. Loved the gnomes... More 

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up the pleasant Georgian Great Pultenay Street to the Holburne Museum situated in another of Bath's fine parks and were delighted by what we found. The very varied contents of this grand paladian house once belonged to a dignitary of Bath called Sir William Holburne who had taken part in the Battle of Trafalgar. The house is home... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely couple of hours at the Holburne Museum, and I would recommend to people on a budget, as the permanent exhibitions are free to look around. There was a beautiful gallery full of 18th Century Portraiture, and a Silver exhibition, and neither are really our thing, however two of the docents went out of their way to... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately I cannot comment on the museum as this was just a pit-stop organised by a member of our walking group. I find it almost impossible to believe that this café won an award in 2012 for the best restaurant in a museum. My "meal" comprised a small baguette with a few wet lettuce leaves at a cost of £7.95!... More 

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Thank tryfan
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although a very small museum it guards a fine collection of objects and paintings. Do not bother to pay extra for the temporary exhibitions, they are sooooo tiny and the ticket price sooooo large. Really not worthwhile at all. Nice cafe but not Internet access and very poor reception. My low mark review goes for the management. I had a... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the museum is free -- but their exhibitions are always worth the entry fee. You might think it is not within your interests -- but take the risk! I always find it is worth it, both informative and beautiful. Go explore!

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Thank DC2florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is at the end of Pulteney Street. You can't miss it as it is very evident at the end of the street.

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Thank Jim B
Wessex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A gracious building used to its full potential - spacious displays with good signage, and intriguing drawers full of small objects relevant to each area of exhibition. Good café, indoors and outside; large grounds, including an interesting canal walk

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Thank nodge94
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited this more by chance but it should be on everyones list. A lovely building full of wonderful artefacts and artworks. Silver exhibition on now is also worth a look.

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Thank Dave M
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Good selection of historical items inside with staff keen to answer questions. Gardens large leading up to canal path

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