Victoria Art Gallery

Price guide: Free

By Pulteney Bridge , Bath, BANES, BA2 4AT

Price guide: Free

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Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Singles, Art, Design and architecture, People watching

Best for Culture - Expert review of Victoria Art Gallery

See art for free in Bath’s biggest gallery.

I love wandering around Victoria Art Gallery’s ever changing exhibits in the lower gallery. In 2011 look out for David Tress’ Landmarks – a collection of pictures of Bath and Harris and Mussi: Fifty Fifty – a Japanese inspired exhibition that uses cloth, paper and reclaimed ceramics. Upstairs in the permanent galleries there are classic oil paintings and watercolours dating back to the 15th Century by artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, Johann Zoffany and Thomas Lawrence. There’s also an interesting collection of decorative arts such as porcelain, glass and watches.

Expert tips: 
Free behind the scenes tours run every so often – call 01225 477232 to find out when and to book.
Look out for exhibition curator talks and film nights – they cost a small fee, but are fascinating.
See some of the Holburne Museum’s collection here until it reopens in May 2011.

More information on Victoria Art Gallery:

Price guide:
Art gallery, Museum
By Pulteney Bridge , Bath, BANES, BA2 4AT
01225 477244
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tues–Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1.30pm-5pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and New Year's Day. Open some Bank Holiday Mondays.

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Community comments (1)

There is a surprisingly good collection of art here and best of all it's free