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George Stubbs (1724-1806). A Lion seated on a Rock 1775. Enamel on ceramic 23.3 x 31 cm. © The Schorr Collection
George Stubbs: Two Leopards; c. 1776; Oil on oak panel; Private Collection

Linda Brothwell, 2014, image © Kate Jackling

Our stunning collection is a great way to expose students to a broad range of media: paintings, portrait miniatures, sculpture, ceramics, silver and textiles. We’re renowned for our eighteenth century paintings by such famous artists as Gainsborough, Ramsay, Stubbs, Raeburn and Zoffany. Students can broaden their knowledge and find endless inspiration for their own portfolios.

We also have a programme of high profile temporary exhibitions, often drawing on national and international collections, plus interventions by contemporary artists and can offer workshops linked to these. Please see Secondary School & Further Education News for details of these and other programmes that we can offer your students. Please call to discuss how we might tailor a workshop to meet your requirements. We can also arrange life drawing sessions at the Museum for your students.

Our workshops can also be adapted for small groups of pupils with special educational needs, giving added emphasis to sensory experience.

Stubbs and the WildExhibition: 25 June to 2 October 2016                    

In the 18th century, Stubbs painted exotic mammals that were arriving in London from Britain’s expanding colonies. His work ranges from realistic animal studies to fantasies
depicting the power and mystery of nature.

16 and under – Free; older students – £4;

1 tutor free per 10 students

Self-led visits are also available, booking is still essential. Please call 01225 388568 to book.

Please see Visit Guidelines for further information to help plan your visit.

To Discuss or to Book
Contact us 01225 388568 or email

Coming Soon…
Linda Brothwell
06 August 2016 – 02 January 2017
This pioneer of contemporary British craft skills will create a playground of textures and colours in stone, wood and metalwork in response to the most intricate works in the Holburne’s collection.

Silver: Light and Shade

22 October 2016 – 22 January 2017

Discover the creative potency and visual impact of silver in distinctive works from the sixteenth century to today.


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