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 – May 2016

Exhibition Featured
February 13, 2016 – September 18, 2016 all-day
A Handful of Dust @ The Holburne Museum
As part of our ‘100 Years Here’ celebrations, the Holburne will be exhibiting some of its rarely-shown but exquisitely beautiful eighteenth-century British portraits in pastel. This mixture of china clay, plaster and pigment is little more than coloured dust, yet...
Exhibition Featured
February 13, 2016 – June 5, 2016 all-day
Impressionism: Capturing Life @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
The show centres on figurative paintings by some of the artists that exhibited at the first Impressionist exhibition of 1874, including Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. Significant loans from, among others, Tate, The National...
Adults Study Day Talk
May 6, 2016 @ 1:00 am – 4:45 am
Impressionism Study Afternoon @ The Holburne Museum
Sir John Lavery (1851-1901). Paisley Lawn Tennis Club (Detail) 1889, oil on canvas © Paisley Art Institute Collection The Impressionist Approach to Portraiture Jennifer Scott (Curator of Impressionism: Capturing Life) Jennifer Scott will explore the approach of Degas, Renoir, Pissarro and...
Exhibition Lunchtime Concert Music
May 17, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Colours of Impressionism  @ The Holburne Museum
Jane Hunt Jane Hunt and Clive Pollard present a recital that explores the influence of musical ‘Impressionism’ on song composition, beginning with early works by Debussy. The programme will also include art songs and folk song settings by other composers...
Exhibition Talk Tea-time Talk
May 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contrasting Impressionism @ The Holburne Museum
The essence of Impressionism, as shown in the exhibition, was a sense of atmosphere, a capturing of everyday life in the nineteenth century by artists who were considered outsiders. This talk examines the huge impact of the Impressionists by looking...


New Creative Art Group for People with Dementia

Recollection is a FREE, 12-week creative art group for people who experience memory problems. It will provide an opportunity for participants and their carers to spend time together enjoying museum collections as a focus for inspiration to explore, develop and...

Britain’s Top 10 Wonderful Museums

Britain Magazine included the Holburne Museum in their choice of top 10 wonderful museums around the UK. We are delighted to have been picked as the third top destination behind the British Museum and 18 Stafford Terrace. Find out more...

Lawrence Acquisition

A New Portrait for Bath 15 January 2016 The Holburne Museum announces success for its campaign to raise funds for the acquisition of an oil sketch by Sir Thomas Lawrence and for the delivery of an innovative new learning programme....
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