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

November 2015 – February 2016

November 21, 2015 – March 28, 2016 all-day
Michael Eden History Re-Printed @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Michael Eden uses cutting-edge 3D printing technology to create objects inspired by historical themes. Eden will create a visually spectacular display on the Ballroom table, including new work influenced by the Holburne and its surroundings, exploring advancements in science and...
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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...
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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...
Family Workshops Featured
February 15, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Make an Impression: Free Family Holiday Drop-Ins @ The Holburne Museum
Looking to entertain the kids during half-term? Join us for fun art activities inspired by our exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life. You can also join us on 16 February between 10.30am and 1pm. ShareTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email
Evening Lecture Featured Talk
February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Museums in 19th Century Britain @ The Holburne Museum
Glasgow Palace of History Giles Waterfield Art Museums in 19C Britain FOR INSTRUCTION AND RECREATION: ART MUSEUMS IN 19th CENTURY BRITAIN This innovative history of British art museums begins in the early 19th century and traces the rise of art...
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February 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Portraits (Half Term Workshop) @ The Holburne Museum
A fun and creative workshop that’s suitable for all the family. Inspired by our exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life, create a portrait on canvas in the style of Renoir and Degas. Bring a favourite photo of a family member or friend...


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....

Impressionism: Capturing Life

An exquisite new exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life, on show from 13 February to 5 June 2016 at the Holburne Museum in Bath, will bring together 28 masterpieces from British public collections to celebrate the Impressionists’ observations of humanity. The focus...

2016 Centenary Programme

The Holburne Museum Announces Major Exhibitions for 2016 Centenary Programme • Three new exhibitions – Impressionism: Capturing Life, Stubbs and the Wild and Silver: Light and Shade • Artist commissions for Djordje Ozbolt and Linda Brothwell • Special collection displays...
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