Although this city is popular for its Roman history, beautiful Abbey, and some wonderful spa breaks in Bath, this city is also famous for its art. If you’re an art lover then you’ll be pleased to know there’s a lot on offer here, so much in fact that you may not know where to begin.
Below you will find details of what we think are the very best places for art lovers to visit as they’ll more than satisfy your need to view a masterpiece or two that’s quite spectacular. What’s more is you’ll also get the chance to purchase some pieces too, so you have a special souvenir of your time in Bath.
Victoria Art Gallery
The Victoria Art Gallery can be found in Bridge Street and is a wonderful place to begin exploring the world of art. With permanent and changing exhibitions, you’re sure to come across something you love no matter when you visit. Here you will find works by international and local artists, some you may have heard of, and some who you may hear of again.
If you have come to Bath with your family, you will be pleased to know that children will be well catered for. In fact there are even some talks and tours that have been specifically tailored to keep your little ones entertained. If you would like to visit the art gallery, please note the small exhibitions and collections are free, but you will have to pay to view the large exhibitions. At the time of writing an exhibition pass costs £10 and is valid for 12 months.
The Museum of East Asian Art
Located at 12 Bennett Street, The Museum of East Asian Art is certainly a wonderful place to visit. Housing a wide range of artifacts from Japan, Korea, China and South East Asia, the collection has to be seen to be believed. The beautiful Georgian building contains some magnificent pieces that will both inspire and educate you. If you wish to learn more about Chinese immigration in Bath or to simply view some ancient bronze vessels and other fascinating artifacts, this museum is a must-visit. At the time of writing admission is £3 for adults and children under 16 are admitted for free.
The Bath Gallery
If you would like the chance to buy a few pieces of art, then a trip to The Bath Gallery is definitely in order. There is a good range of water colour paintings available to buy, and they will serve as a wonderful reminder of your time in this beautiful city. Located at 6 Bridge Street, the gallery is well stocked with many different styles and types of works ensuring there really is something for everyone no matter how big an art lover they are.
If you’re looking for something in particular to purchase, please visit thebathgallery.co.uk and view some of the collection online. The gallery itself has a light and relaxed atmosphere that will make you feel at ease while you decide which painting you’re going to take home as a reminder of your time here.