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This display of watercolours by the late 19th-century traveller and archaeology expert, Adela Breton, documents her life and discoveries across the world.

In 1887 Adela Breton set off from her Bath home, eager to see the world after spending decades as the dutiful daughter nursing aging parents.

Over the next 25 years, Breton explored the world and became an expert on Mexican archaeology. She documented her travels around Europe, the Americas and Japan in a series of watercolours.

After her death these were donated to Victoria Art Gallery and the highlights of the collection will be on display in this exhibition, documenting the life and travels of this most fascinating of Bath women.

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Pulteney Bridge, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4AT

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Daily, 10.30am–5pm Closed 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan

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