June 2015 – February 2016

Exhibition Featured
June 27, 2015 – October 4, 2015 all-day
Canaletto Celebrating Britain @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City, 1750-51. ©-Her-Majesty-Queen-Elizabeth-II-2015. Royal Collection Trust Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768), known popularly as Canaletto, is today remembered as one of Italy’s greatest view painters. His images of Venice were particularly popular...
Exhibition Featured
June 27, 2015 – October 4, 2015 all-day
Murmuration @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Laura Ellen Bacon has transformed the facade of the Holburne Museum with an intricate yet imposing sculpture. Visible from inside and outside the building, its surging, presence evokes the murmuration patterns of swallows and starlings. Murmuration is made entirely from...
October 24, 2015 – January 24, 2016 all-day
Nahoko Kojima Honey Bee @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Japanese paper cut artist Nahoko Kojima will create an intricate floating three dimensional sculpture from a single sheet of paper cut by hand. Her previous work includes ‘Cloud Leopard’ selected by the Crafts Council to be shown at Collect at...
Exhibition Featured
October 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am – January 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Gold An exhibition from the Royal Collection @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Since it was first worked into decorative forms about 5000 years ago, gold has inspired and appealed to artists around the world. The rarity and incorruptibility of gold – as it does not tarnish – ensure that it has always...
Adults Exhibition Music
October 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends within the magnificent setting of the Museum. Relax with drinks and music in the Café, and explore the Museum after hours to discover both the treasures of our collection and...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
November 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
An introduction to the Art of Papercutting @ The Holburne Museum
Spend the day with renowned paper artist Jessica Palmer, author of The Art of Papercutting. She will introduce you to the skills and principles of drawing with a knife. You will design your own piece inspired by the influences and...
Exhibition Family Workshops
November 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Create and model your own Netsuke – mini Japanese sculptures.
Exhibition Family Workshops
November 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Create a sculptural piece of work inspired by the work of paper sculptor Nahoko Kojima.
Exhibition Family Workshops
February 6, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Create a clay-relief work in response to History Re-printed by Michael Eden.

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.