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 – November 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,...
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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 all-day
Competition: The Finishing Touch
Get creative and complete Sir Thomas Lawrence’s unfinished portrait of Arthur Atherley. Let your imagination run wild; add a digital dog, a painted pirate’s hat, or collaged curls – it’s up to you! There are prizes for several age categories...
October 22, 2016 – January 22, 2017 all-day
Silver Light and Shade @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
Silver: Light and Shade explores the unique properties of an extraordinary material. Best appreciated when handled and used, silver is lustrous and alive. The colour and patina of silver are affected by the techniques used to work it and the...
Families Family Workshops
October 24, 2016 – October 25, 2016 all-day
Family Holiday Drop-Ins @ The Holburne Museum
Silver Carousels Come and make a moving carousel toy inspired by a fountain in our exhibition Silver: Light and Shade. Join us on Monday 24 or Tuesday 25 September. We’ll run a session in the morning between 10.30am-12.30pm and another...
Families Family Workshops
October 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Discover Silver Clay  @ The Holburne Museum
Discover the magic of silver clay! Create lasting memories by making beautiful ‘finger print’ pendants, friendship bracelets or silver pebbles. Led by silver clay artist, Jackie Sisson, this workshop will appeal to children and adults alike. Suitable for children over...
Adults Exhibition Music
October 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Uplate @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink in the Garden Café, share some light bites and enjoy music in our Café throughout the evening. Explore the...
Exhibition Talk Tea-time Talk
November 9, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Colours of Silver @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
There are many shades to this seemingly monochrome metal, each one with information to offer the careful observer. Silver is both a white and a black metal with the full spectrum of colour in between. This illustrated talk will describe...
November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Light and Shade @ The Holburne Museum
An Evening Concert with Les Bougies Baroques Ian Peter Bugeja (Conductor/ fortepiano) Elizabeth Karani (Soprano) Cenk Karaferya (Countertenor) Join Les Bougies Baroques as they lead us through the ‘light and shade’ of European art music from the latter part of...


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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