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Holburne Museum, Bath

4.3
#4 of 21 in Museums in Bath
The collection of Sir William Holburne is housed in Holburne Museum, also the city's first public art gallery. The collection includes works by Gainsborough, Stubbs, Zoffany, and Guardi, as well as decorative arts. The building is the former Sydney Hotel, constructed to serve guests of the Sydney Gardens, the only remaining pleasure gardens in England. Check the museum calendar of events for music, lectures, and creative workshops. Relax at the end of your visit in the cafe and bookshop. Plan to visit Holburne Museum during your Bath vacation using our convenient Bath trip planner.
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  • This has to be the premier public art gallery in Bath by a country mile. Eccentrically situated in a chunky Georgian mansion with its grounds upon what is effectively the centre of a massive...  more »
  • There is always a new exhibitions to see. This visit was not a disappointment - excellent drawings on display!  more »
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  • I love the setting of the Holburne cafe but would it hurt to go the extra mile and serve a coffee at 4.31 when closing at 4.30. I think the running of the cafe lacks imagination for what it could be. A beautiful day like today it could be open into the early evening with a bit of food and music. It is never short of customers. Surely it could do better than the odd late Friday once a month.
  • My first time there. Wednesday after 3 it was free to visit. Really interesting and cleverly curated exhibitions. Good cafe and plenty of outside space for kids to let of steam and adults to relax.
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