The Holburne Museum

Great Pulteney Street, Bathwick, Bath, BA2 4DB
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The Holburne Museum
  • The Holburne Museum
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Entry free to Museum. Charges apply for temporary Exhibitions.

At the Holburne Museum you will find a beautiful and fascinating art collection in one of Bath’s great buildings. Our stunning new extension with its galleries and garden café opens onto the park behind us, serving fresh, seasonal lunches, delicious cakes and fairly traded coffee and tea.

With everything from Renaissance treasures to masterpieces by Gainsborough and from fine embroideries to exquisite silver there is lots to enjoy and explore. An exciting programme of events and changing exhibitions means there will always be something new to discover.

Spectacular new displays now show our collection as it has never been seen before. Admission is free and on every floor you’ll find new and inventive ways to explore our objects and discover many of the fascinating stories behind them. We have lots of free, fun hands-on art activities as well as creative workshops that can be booked in advance.

We are 0.5 miles from the city centre, a 10 minute walk to one of the most enviable locations within the city. We sit within our own grounds, so there is plenty of room in which to walk and the Kennet and Avon Canal runs through Sydney Gardens, the park behind us.

We have a changing temporary exhibition programme for which there is a charge.

The Museum is fully accessible.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M4 junction 18 take A46 then A4 towards Bath. Once on the A4 turn left at third major set of traffic lights towards the A36, then at the lights at the end of the road turn right on to the A36 towards Bristol. The museum is a short distance on the left.

Public Transport Directions

No 18 bus from Bus Station/City Centre to Great Pulteney Street.



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Establishment Features

  • Event venue
  • Gift shop

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Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route

Opening Times

2019 Opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00*
Sunday11:00 - 17:00*

* We are open FREE of charge Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday (and Bank Holidays) 11am to 5pm. There is a charge for our temporary exhibitions.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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Recent Reviews:

  • Assistyg
    Ironbridge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Art gallery
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 14th January 2019
    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... Read full review
  • shazjulie66
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Well worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 6th January 2019
    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... Read full review
  • Stjohn1942
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A top museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 6th 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... Read full review

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