Bath Art Galleries Walking Tour, Bath (Self Guided)

Discover the beauty of art in the art galleries of Bath. This fantastic tour offers a variety of artwork by British and international artists. You will admire over 1500 decorative art treasures including oil paintings, sculptures, jewelry, glass, textiles, and ceramics. Don't miss an opportunity to check out these wonderful galleries.
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Bath Art Galleries Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Bath Art Galleries Walking Tour
Guide Location: England » Bath (See other walking tours in Bath)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Author: rose
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Gallery Nine

1) Gallery Nine

Gallery Nine is owned by Sarah Denholm. It offers beautiful contemporary works of art. The Gallery specializes in British art. It displays ceramics, jewellery, paintings, sculpture, and textiles. It also displays works by leading artists.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bath Fine Art

2) Bath Fine Art

Bath Fine Art is a well-known and well-loved gallery in Bath. It offers a great range of contemporary fine art and bronze sculpture. There is an amazing atrium within, which displays art by the most important artists in the country. The Gallery holds exhibitions throughout the year.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Rostra Gallery

3) Rostra Gallery

Rostra Gallery offers a large range of paintings, sculptures, glass and jewelry. The Gallery is well known for having helped many artists to promote their work early in their careers. It is a good place for choosing a gift or a nice decoration for your home. Rostra Gallery offers Art Consultancy services for businesses, as well as individuals.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Adam Gallery

4) Adam Gallery

Adam Gallery offers paintings by major 20th century artists. The special focus is on British abstract painters, particularly the St Ives group. The Gallery also holds contemporary art exhibitions with an emphasis on abstract and landscape paintings. Also, the gallery holds regular exhibitions by leading contemporary artists.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Victoria Art Gallery

5) Victoria Art Gallery

Situated opposite the famous Pulteney Bridge, amongst the bohemian shops and cafés that run alongside the banks of the River Avon, Victoria Art Gallery is Bath’s largest public art gallery. The gallery is a rare example of Victorian architecture in a largely Georgian city, and even features a statue of the monarch herself, who lends the gallery its name. The main galleries house an extensive art collection, much of it handed down to the gallery by the many entrepreneurs and luminaries that made Bath their home in recent centuries. The gallery is particularly well known for its collection of oil paintings by British artists. There are also exhibitions by modern and local artists and photographers.

The Victoria Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 5.00pm, and is also open on Sunday afternoons from 1.30pm until 5pm. Entry is free. The entrance to the building and galleries within are all wheelchair friendly. Guided tours and educational workshops for groups of schoolchildren are available for a fee. The gallery is perhaps best enjoyed as part of a tour of Bath’s hidden delights, taking in the nearby indoor market, Postal Museum and municipal gardens to the south, down by the River Avon.
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Beaux Arts Bath

6) Beaux Arts Bath

Beaux Arts Gallery is a well-known commercial gallery in Bath. It is lodged in a Georgian building. The gallery displays the works of art by the twentieth century painters, sculptors and ceramicists. They usually have around eight exhibitions in a year. Young painters are welcome to present their works at these exhibitions.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Bath for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Bath has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Bath, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.