Bath is well known for its culture and history, and the 17 museums and galleries in the city are testament to that. Whether you are interested in fashion, or prefer an astronomical theme, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Bath. The range of central hotels in Bath (for example this one just near the Roman Baths) means it’s easy to visit the city and stay within easy reach of all the top attractions.
The Holburne Museum
The Holburne Museum was Bath’s first public art gallery and is housed in a beautiful grade I listed building, which was extensively refurbished in 2011. The museum was originally founded around the art collection of Sir William Holburne. It boasts an impressive assemblage of over 4,000 articles, including an eclectic mix of portraits, Chinese porcelain, and artefacts from the Roman era to name just a few. In 1955, William Holburne’s collection was greatly enhanced by the acquisition of work by Gainsborough, Turner and Stubbs. The museum offers a wide array of things to explore and enjoy, and to top it off there is a delightful garden café that opens out into the museum’s park, serving delicious lunches, cakes and other refreshments.