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Museum of East Asian Art

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Beautiful exhibits

Small museum housed in a townhouse near the Assembly Rooms. Some beautiful artefacts. Sadly they... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Small museum with a nice Himalayan art collection

We dropped in on our return from the Royal Crescent Museum. Although a section was closed due to a... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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The mysteries and beauty of the Eastern world are preserved and artfully displayed in this Georgian house, which houses a collection of Oriental Art and Treasures dating from 5000 BC up to the present day.
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12 Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QJ, England
+44 1225 464640
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Apart from the small sign outside there are few indications that this is four stories of Asian art collected donated for the most part by by Brian McElney OBE. I almost did not think it was worth visiting but persevered and opened the door. I...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Small museum housed in a townhouse near the Assembly Rooms. Some beautiful artefacts. Sadly they had a burglary in April so there is less on display than usual, but they have reduced the entrance fee accordingly, and it is definitely worth a look for £3.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

We dropped in on our return from the Royal Crescent Museum. Although a section was closed due to a recent robbery, we still enjoyed a nice collection of Himalayan bronzes from Tibet, Nepal and Mongolia. The gift shop sold very reasonably priced paper fans (a...More

Thank mvidro
Reviewed July 27, 2018

A tiny museum. Fantastically inexpensive, these days. I would have paid more. You may have no interest in Asian art, but the well displayed items are very well labelled, and stunning in their intricacy. There is a shop, as usual with any museum, but their...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Attend the tea ceremony recently- very interesting and well done. Fantastic pieces in the museum. Very well laid out and nice staff.

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

It cost just £4 for the two of us to go in as we had the tour bus tickets. This was great compared to the other museums where the price was from £8 to about £16 each. At the entrance where you pay is a...More

Thank zenith1
Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is an excellent little museum close to the Assembly Rooms at the top end of town. The exhibits are located on three floors, so there are many stairs to climb up and down, but well worth a visit

Thank Robert P
Reviewed April 6, 2018

This small museum provided an elegant beginning to my second day in Bath. Stepping into the shop to buy my ticket, I was struck by the very attractive way the various gifts were arranged. Taking the lift up to the second floor, I was fortunate...More

Thank Millie024
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Must visit! A small version of British museum - East department, but less people around and more quiet rooms. We saw ''Dressed to impress - Netsuke and Japanese Men’s Fashion", it was great!

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Found this little museum almost by accident. Not knowing much about east Asian art I learned such a lot while I was there. There was an interesting temporary exhibition of netsuke and the staff were very helpful and happy to explain about the artefacts and...More

Thank Tricia B
Reviewed February 11, 2018

This small museum is in Bennett Street, almost opposite the Fashion Museum, in a restored Georgian house. It is the only museum solely dedicated to the arts and cultures of East and South East Asia in the UK. The founder, Brian McElney, worked for more...More

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