Exhibitions

September 2014 – February 2015

Exhibition
September 27, 2014 – February 8, 2015 all-day
High Spirits - The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson @ The Holburne Museum
The absurdities of fashion, the perils of love, political machinations and royal intrigue were the daily subject matter of Thomas Rowlandson, one of the leading caricaturists of Georgian England. Rowlandson was working at a time when English satirical prints were...
Exhibition
October 18, 2014 – January 4, 2015 all-day
The Nameless Grace an Installation by Holly Davey @ Wirth Gallery | Bath | United Kingdom
Holly Davey has been researching the Museum’s collection with a particular interest in the three Holburne sisters, especially Mary Ann Barbara (1802 – 1882), the last of the Holburne family line. Working with objects from the collection and research surrounding...
Exhibition
November 1, 2014 – January 18, 2015 all-day
Confected, Borrowed and Blue...an installation by Paul Scott @ Davidson Gallery | Bath | United Kingdom
The iconic blues and whites of Paul Scott’s printed ceramics will transform the Holburne’s ballroom table. First researching in print archives, Paul Scott excavates the raw graphic material used to produce blue and white transferware. Then, using altered antique wares...
Exhibition
Turner: Watercolours from the West - An intimate touring Show @ Wirth Gallery | Bath | United Kingdom
This exhibition brings together eight watercolours by JMW Turner from five important art collections: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, the Holburne Museum and the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath, The Wilson in Cheltenham and a private collection in Somerset. Early...
Exhibition Talk
JMW Turner, RA: the artist, his house, and the ‘Matchless Vale of Thames' @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
In 1813 JMW Turner completed his largest work. This was not a painting, but a small villa in Twickenham, which he designed himself and which for more than a decade he used to escape the pressures of the London art...
Exhibition Talk
February 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mr. Turner @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Dr Jacqueline Riding Ticket £10/£8 conc Dr Jaqueline Riding specialises in British eighteenth and early nineteenth-century history and art. From 2011-2013 she was the research consultant on the award-winning feature film Mr. Turner, working closely with Director Mike Leigh, the...
Exhibition Talk
February 23, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Turner and architecture - paintings and perceptions
TEA TIME TALK Turner and architecture – paintings and perceptions Sam Smiles £5 Turner was trained as an architectural draughtsman and his early topographical works demonstrate his skill in making convincing representations of buildings, whether isolated ruins or modern townscapes....
Exhibition
February 28, 2015 – June 7, 2015 all-day
Gwen John to Lucian Freud @ The Holburne Museum

Free Admission to The Collection

The heart of the present day Collection was formed by Sir Thomas William Holburne (1793-1874). As a second son, Thomas William (generally known as William) first pursued a naval career. He ultimately inherited the Baronetcy in 1820 following the death of his elder brother, Francis, at the Battle of Bayonne in 1814.

In 1882 this collection of over 4,000 objects, pictures and books was bequeathed to the people of Bath by Holburne’s sister, Mary Anne Barbara Holburne. One of the Holburne’s main purposes is to preserve the things that have been entrusted to our care. The Collection if free to view.

Garden Cafe

Come and see us in the Garden Cafe at The Holburne Museum. The cafe is run by Benugo and shares the Museum’s opening hours, with the last order taken half an hour before we close.