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Victoria Art Gallery

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Address: Bridge Street, Bath BA2 4AT, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 477233
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10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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​The Victoria Art Gallery is the public art museum in Bath. It is run by...

​The Victoria Art Gallery is the public art museum in Bath. It is run by Bath & North East Somerset Council and houses its collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.

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a nice little provincial collection with some famous names represented

Free entry to the permanent collection. The building is worth seeing in itself. The first room has a badly displayed motley collection of ceramics and glassware with no... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free entry to the permanent collection. The building is worth seeing in itself. The first room has a badly displayed motley collection of ceramics and glassware with no information provided, but subsequent rooms have brief details and descriptions. I particularly liked the room containing the paintings. It was not at all crowded on a Tuesday afternoon.

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Thank 935susieq
England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a very good quality collection of paintings. Do pick up the ring binder files to learn more about each painting.

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Thank GreenandGoldEngland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit (free except for exhibitions). Nice collection, mostly paintings, some china, impressive glass collection, and a serious effort made, seemingly since founded, to add some examples of 'modern' art. Affordable temporary exhibitions on top of it

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Thank Pierre F
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth a trip into the art section upstairs to see amazing works of art from centuries ago and also some modern, no photos allowed upstairs, the sculpture section downstairs is depending on individual taste worth a look also.

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Thank Shirley-anne H
Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Victoria Art Gallery, the main room is a beautiful space with some really lovely paintings where you can hide from the wet weather for free and learn something at the same time. I think this would be a good place to take children too as each display had great commentaries so you knew what... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gallery specialises in pictuers of Bath. Along with the ones displayed on the walls, there are many more sored in a filing cabinet style display, There are seats from which to appreciate the artwork.

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Thank 328Mike
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a modest sized gallery, the Victoria Art Gallery puts on some really fabulous exhibitions. Currently there is an exhibition of the sculptures and drawings of Kenneth Armitage to mark the centenary of his birth, which if it were put on in London would have people queuing round the block.

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heritagecity, Marketing Officer at Victoria Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Adrian. Thank you very much for the kind comments about our exhibition programme. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Kenneth Armitage exhibition and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

You're not losing anything by popping in, but nothing inspirational either. Or maybe we're just philistines!

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Thank Claire C
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

There are tremendously worthwhile temporary exhibitions on the ground floor if you have some spare time when you're in town. We've seen art in all sorts of forms and mediums, some we've been to specially, and others just to take a chance on something less familiar.

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Thank KenilworthSummer
Bury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I visited this Gallery often when I lived in Bath. It has changed considerably but it is well worth a visit when in Bath. They have held some very good exhibitions lately and the building itself is worth a visit.

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Thank AnnerobertaN
heritagecity, Marketing Officer at Victoria Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed our exhibitions. We hope you will be able to come back and visit again in the future. More 

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