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Museum of East Asian Art

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Address: 12 Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 464640
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The mysteries and beauty of the Eastern world are preserved and artfully...

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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Friendly Staff and a great museum.

Amazing collection with great little signs that give you an insight into the symbolism and richness of Asian Art. Thoroughly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
CharlieTrotman
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Amazing collection with great little signs that give you an insight into the symbolism and richness of Asian Art. Thoroughly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I had heard of this museum before, but when I got there it took my breath away - okay I'm a mad collector of Chinese ceramics so this was ambrosia for me. Superbly displayed over 3 floors, the mix of ceramics, jades, lacquer and bronzes was delicious. The display is very thoughtfully laid out with excellent signage. We encountered a... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is an amazing collection of exquisite items produced in East Asia over a long period of history, 5000 BC to the present day. The items are grouped into themes with just the right amount of information about each one. It was a revelation to see such craftsmanship in porcelain, jade, lacquer, metalwork and calligraphy. This is a very important... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This museum boasts that it's the only one of its kind in the UK (and I frankly believe it). Three floors of art ranging from delicately painted plates, to figurines of Buddha, to lacquered platters. I especially liked the qilin. Students get in free with an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and adults with 5 pounds. Highly recommended!

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Thank Taneeta D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Best value £4 ever three floors ceramics and many other oriental art forms from 6th century lots to look at and learn from great lass in front office/ shop very enthusiastic Something else to enjoy in Bath

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Thank Gordon M
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We came here when we were on a mission to cram as many visits to Bath museums as we could in one day. On arrival we received a lovely welcome from the staff in the shop, who seemed genuinely keen to make sure we could the best out of our visit. As it was quite early we were the only... More 

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Suffolk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This tiny museum is packed with the most amazing Asian Art you could imagine. From tiny Jade statues to priceless pottery, this is an unexpected Gem between the Circus and the Assembly Rooms. You are welcomed in to the lobby and given a brief explanation on the history of the collection and what you can expect to see. You are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Visited this place with my wife full of exhibits and treasure I would not normally see a fun and enjoyable visit.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Just off of the beautiful Circus, this small museum is packed with treasures. We were very fortunate to not only be able to enjoy the collections of ceramics, jade and metalwork but to see the amazing paintings by Wu Lan-Chiann. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Patricia T
Newark, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

A small museum over three floors. An interesting collection which is well displayed. WilFriendly staff. Close to the new assembly rooms and costume museum. Its also free

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