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Museum of East Asian Art

12 Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QJ, England
+44 1225 464640
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A Gem

Rich in ceramics and jade artefacts from East Asia, this is the collection of one man who left it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynn B
A little gem just off the Circus

This little museum was recommended by a friend. So glad we visited. We spent about 2 5 hours there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ajb612014
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rich in ceramics and jade artefacts from East Asia, this is the collection of one man who left it for the rest of us to marvel at and learn from. Astonishing pieces from many centuries ago when potters in Britain were muckiing about with earthenware...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little museum was recommended by a friend. So glad we visited. We spent about 2 5 hours there as it was so interesting. Beautiful jade carvings and other artefacts. Staff very knowledgeable. Entrance fee is just £5, but feel should be more for all...More

Thank Ajb612014
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I’m not sure what I was expecting but this was one of the museums I had not visited in Bath before so decided to go during museum week. The museum is the life work of Brian McElney, who started collecting in 1955. We learn he...More

Thank hickmagp
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I hadn't visited the MEAA before because its exterior is, to me anyway, unappealing and slightly scruffy so I rather expected the interior to be the same. I was so wrong. The exhibits are on three floors ( the lift was being repaired when I...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I enjoyed my visit here but was expecting it to be more along the lines of paintings. Still, it was very interesting to look through the various galleries of jade and ceramic. There are some exceptionally beautiful carvings to be seen.

Thank Martyn T
Reviewed 24 September 2017

What this museum lacks in size is more than compensated for by the quality of the exhibits. I have an interest in Japanese and Chinese art so I always look for the best to study and develop an educated appreciation of its nuances. This museum...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Wonderful collection of mostly Chinese (some Japanese ) works of art including ceramics, bronze, wood, bamboo and lots of jade. The only negative is that because of the confines of a Georgian house, the display cabinets are very narrow and the items are crowded together....More

Thank quietdepths
Reviewed 30 June 2017

One mans collection from his travels in Asia. An amazing and eclectic collection. Well presented. Not very well known but well worth a visit

Thank Rutti
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A little gem of a place full of beautiful artefacts, nicely displayed. Not many pictures to be sure, but more than compensated by the jade, pottery, wood and lacquerware on show. More for adults than small children, I would think - though, with guidance everyone...More

Thank RetiredinDorset
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is one man's collection of exquisite artworks from jade to textiles with temporary exhibitions of note. The lovely ceramics are the reason for my own visit. Good books on Japanese ceramics in the shop.

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