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 – December 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...
Featured Music
November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late: Psychedelic Science Café @ The Holburne Museum
In keeping with our exhibition, Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception, join scientists and mathematicians from the University of Bath for a night of illusion and wonder! Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to our galleries where you can discover the...
Collection Featured
November 28, 2017 – December 5, 2017 all-day
Big Give Campaign: Miss Tanner’s Persian Treasures @ 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!...
Friends Music
December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Robert Louis Stevenson: The Wanderer @ The Holburne Museum
This performance will bring to life one of the finest poets, essayists and prose writers in words and music – Robert Louis Stevenson. This programme was first presented on a short tour of Scotland two years ago and was warmly...

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