HOLBURNE MUSEUM (UK | Somerset | Bath | Historical)
- Address: Great Pulteney Street, BA2 4DB
Address: Great Pulteney Street, BA2 4DB
Phone: 01225 388569
This substantial museum is located in a building which was once a hotel and also the entrance to the Sydney Pleasure Gardens. The building was turned into a museum in 1973 and it housed the collections of Sir WIlliam Holburne, a Victorian collector. An extension was added onto the rear of the property in 2011 which allowed for more of the collections to be removed from storage and shown to visitors.
Visitors enter through the main entrance doors of the house and there’s a manned welcome desk and a cafe to the rear of the ground floor. Upstairs there are two floors which visitors can look around without charge, and then a floor above with temporary exhibitions for which there is a charge. The displays are well curated, although they do cover a wide range of exhibits with the forgery exhibition being particularly interesting.
There is no admission charge, although there are sometimes temporary exhibitions for which there is a charge. The museum is open from 10.00 until 17.00 on Mondays to Saturdays and from 11.00 until 17.00 on Sundays.