Sir William Holburne was a bit of a magpie. And this glorious Bath stone building, at the end of equally glorious Great Pulteney Street, is a fine home for his various knick-knacks. There are paintings by Gainsborough, Italian maiolica and bronzes, portrait miniatures, books and furniture, Roman glass and snuff boxes. There's also a striking modern extension at the back, unveiled in 2011, which increases the space and adds a touch of the contemporary to the 19th-century collector's treasures. If it's a sunny day, make time to loll in Sydney Gardens, just behind.
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We enjoyed using the magnifying glasses to see the smaller exhibits and tried drawing silhouettes. The best piece of advice we got from the information desk was to "open every drawer" which we did and found lots more exhibits and some activities for children. When you leave, go out the back door and down to the canal for a canalside walk back to the city (turn right).
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