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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Holburne Museum Reviews
Set at the end of one of bath's great vistas the museum has a permanent collection but also organises some excellent visiting collections more »
A beautiful house (recently with a modern extension) is situated at the end of Great Pulteney Street. It houses many fine paintings and ceramics but also the eccentric collection of an acquisitive... more »
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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