Changing Lives Through Art

Welcome to Bath’s Holburne Museum, free admission and open daily 10am to 5pm (Sunday and Bank Holiday 11am to 5pm).

Featured Exhibitions and Events

February – October 2016

Exhibition Featured
February 13, 2016 – November 6, 2016 all-day
A Handful of Dust @ The Holburne Museum
To celebrate the Holburne’s centenary in its current home, this exhibition gathers together the best of the Museum’s delightful eighteenth-century British portraits in pastel. A mixture of china clay, plaster and pigments pastel is little more than brightly coloured dust,...
Exhibition
June 25, 2016 – October 2, 2016 all-day
Stubbs and the Wild @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
‘This is not a huge exhibition, but it might just change your life.’ Jonathan Jones, The Guardian ‘a diverting new exhibition at the sparkling Holburne museum’ Alastair Sooke, The Daily Telegraph Today George Stubbs (1724-1806) is known and loved for his...
Exhibition
August 6, 2016 – January 2, 2017 all-day
Linda Brothwell: The Missing @ The Holburne Museum
In a new On the Table commission Linda Brothwell, a pioneer of contemporary British craft skills, will create a playground of textures and colours in stone, wood and metalwork in response to the most intricate works in the Holburne Museum’s...
Adults Exhibition Featured Music
September 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Relax with friends and a drink in the Garden Café, share some light bites and enjoy music in our Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures from our collection and don’t miss your last chance to see the critically acclaimed...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
September 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stubbs and the Wilderness @ The Holburne Museum
Robin Blake Stubbs was a dogmatic advocate of artists working directly from nature yet he had little or no direct experience of wild landscape. His landscape backgrounds were artificially derived from Old Masters and from what he saw as he...
Collection Talk Tea-time Talk
October 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Portrait of Catherine Cussans @ The Holburne Museum
Collection in Focus: John Hoppner’s Portrait of Catherine Cussans Catherine Cussans was Sir William Holburne’s aunt. Influenced by Reynolds and Gainsborough and rival to Lawrence, John Hoppner was one of the most fashionable portrait painters in eighteenth-century England but is...

News

Five Star Review for Stubbs and the Wild

Great news for our new exhibition Stubbs and the Wild opening on Saturday 25 June. Jonathan Jones from the Guardian rated it with five stars! The art critic not only rated the exhibition very highly, he also finished his 5...

100 Years Here

This year we mark ‘100 Years Here’ at the Holburne Museum. In 1916 the art collection of Sir William Holburne (1793-1874) found its permanent home in this magnificient building at the top of Great Pulteney Street. Thank you for joining...

Pathways to Wellbeing Grant

We have been successful in our application to the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme and over the next three years will receive £96,295 to deliver our ‘Pathways to Wellbeing’ project. This will build on the foundations of our highly...
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