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 2017 – February 2018

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...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Is Seeing Believing?  @ The Holburne Museum
Is Seeing Believing? The Psychology and Neuroscience of Illusion in Art Children love perceptual illusions. Of course scientists and artists do too. Why do many adults grow out of this fascination with illusions? One reason might be that illusions are...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
January 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Sara Moorhouse @ The Holburne Museum
Join ceramicist Sara Moorhouse in conversation with Holburne Director, Chris Stephens, to discover the inspiration behind her ceramics exhibited in Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. The evening will reveal how the theme of arable landscape underlies Sara’s practice,...
Music
January 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
An Evening with Phillip Dyson @ The Holburne Museum
The charismatic Phillip Dyson returns to the Holburne Museum with another sensational show featuring some of the world’s most popular and best loved piano classics. Works include pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and George Gershwin, as well as anniversary celebrations...
Exhibition Featured
February 9, 2018 – May 7, 2018 all-day
Anthony Fry: A Retrospective @ The Holburne Museum
We are delighted to be showing the first museum retrospective of the painter Anthony Fry (1927-2016), who enjoyed huge commercial success in Britain and America during his lifetime but has not previously been recognised by a major exhibition. Comprising works...

News

£65,733 raised for Miss Tanner’s Collection

We did it! We are delighted to announce that the Big Give Christmas Challenge 17 campaign has raised a total of £65,733. Thank you for your support which will allow us to restore Miss Ellen Tanner’s fascinating collection of Persian...

Donate to the Big Give – Help us Restore Miss Tanner’s Persian Treasures

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! Donate to the Big Give – help us raise...

2018 Exhibition Programme

THE HOLBURNE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2018 EXHIBITIONS PROGRAMME The Holburne Museum in Bath has today announced its 2018 exhibitions programme, including the first museum retrospective of the painter Anthony Fry, the first exhibition to bring together Dutch seventeenth-century paintings from National...
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