Welcome to The Holburne Museum

Changing Lives Through Art

Welcome to Bath’s Holburne Museum, open daily 10am to 5pm (Sunday and Bank Holiday 11am to 5pm).

Featured Exhibitions and Events

October 2017 – July 2018

October 20, 2017 – April 8, 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...
February 2, 2018 – June 3, 2018 all-day
Lighting Up the Stage: Stars of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum
William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), a playwright and novelist, began collecting paintings of actors in the 1910s. He built a sizeable and important collection of theatrical portraits, which he displayed in his villa in the south of France. The collection remained...
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...
Exhibition Families Family Workshops
March 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Easter Eggstravaganza @ The Holburne Museum
Whatever the weather, be transported to sunnier climes with fun and creative activities inspired by Anthony Fry’s vibrant, colourful paintings. Decorate an eggstraordinary Easter egg inspired by traditional Indian patterns. No booking required.   ShareTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email
Evening Lecture Featured Talk
March 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Education for the Many @ The Holburne Museum
Drawing upon the wealth of audio interviews recorded by the Artists’ Lives project with the artists who either taught or studied at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, between the 1950s and 1960s, this lecture situates Corsham against the context...
Featured Music
July 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Vive la Différence   @ The Holburne Museum
‘Vive la Différence’, the title of this recital, generally refers to the sexes; but might it not equally be a ‘hurrah’ for the difference between the musical and poetic traditions of Germany, France and Britain at the beginning of the...


Articulation Prize 2018

ARTiculation, the national public speaking competition, which encourages young people to look, think and speak about art, will hold the South West Regional Final at the Holburne Museum, Bath on Monday 19 February 2018, 2 – 4.30pm. At the Regional...

New Acquisition

The Holburne Museum secures eighteenth-century fan with a rare view of Georgian Bath We are delighted to announce our acquisition of a topographical souvenir fan painted in watercolour, attributed to Thomas Loggan about 1750, with a rare view of Harrison’s...

£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...
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