Welcome to The Holburne Museum

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

October – November 2017

Exhibition
October 20, 2017 – February 25, 2018 all-day
Michael Petry: In the Realm of the Gods @ The Holburne Museum
In the Realm of the Gods explores the ley lines hidden beneath the city of Bath since the time of the Ancient Britons. Artist Michael Petry has created a newly commissioned glass ley line, to be shown alongside works exploring...
Exhibition Featured
October 20, 2017 – January 21, 2018 all-day
Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception @ The Holburne Museum
“… dazzling” The Sunday Times This exhibition will explore one of the most exciting threads of art history of the past 150 years. Many artists from the Impressionists onwards were inspired by scientific colour theories, such as the pointillist work...
Families Family Workshops
October 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Cinema Music
October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late: Alfred Hitchock's Psycho (cert 15) @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and exhibitions as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening....
Collection Talk
November 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Director’s Choice: Ramsay's Rosamund Sargent @ The Holburne Museum
In his first lecture as Director of the Holburne Museum, Chris Stephens handpicks one of his favourites from the collection: Allan Ramsay’s portrait of Rosamund Sargent (1749). Join Chris as he considers why the work of an eighteenth-century Scottish portraitist,...
Collection Featured
November 28, 2017 – December 5, 2017 all-day
Big Give Campaign: Miss Tanner’s Persian Collection  @ The Holburne Museum
The Big Give is a matched funding campaign, so for one week only, 28 November – 5 December 2017, donations can be matched by the Big Give – meaning your donation* can be doubled at no additional cost to you!...

News

The Art of Perception

Critically acclaimed Op Art exhibition to open at the Holburne Museum, Bath Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception The Holburne Museum, Bath 20 October 2017 – 21 January 2018 Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception explores how artists...

Edward Bayntun-Coward Appointed Chairman

The Holburne Museum is delighted to announce the appointment of Edward Bayntun-Coward as its new Chairman of the Board. Edward brings a wealth of experience to the Holburne, which he already knows well having served as a Trustee between 2006...

New: Beautiful Miniature Portrait by John Smart on Display

The Holburne is delighted to have received on long-term loan an outstanding private collection of miniatures and preparatory drawings by the artist John Smart (1740-1811). Smart was arguably the most talented miniaturist among his contemporaries, who included Richard Cosway, Richard Crosse,...
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Iwan & Manuela Wirth

The Davidson Family Charitable Trust

Friends of the Holburne Museum

Patrons of the Holburne Museum