Exhibitions

August 2016 – February 2017

Exhibition
August 6, 2016 – January 2, 2017 all-day
Linda Brothwell: The Missing @ The Holburne Museum
In a new On the Table commission Linda Brothwell, a 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 Museum’s...
Exhibition
October 22, 2016 – January 22, 2017 all-day
Silver Light and Shade @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
Silver: Light and Shade explores the unique properties of an extraordinary material. Best appreciated when handled and used, silver is lustrous and alive. The colour and patina of silver are affected by the techniques used to work it and the...
Collection Exhibition
November 17, 2016 – March 5, 2017 all-day
Djordje Ozbolt: The Grand Detour @ The Holburne Museum
Acclaimed artist Djordje Ozbolt is telling a new tale, responding directly to the Holburne’s paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. On display throughout the collection and grounds, these works lead us to discover exciting new perspectives on the past and see...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 7, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ring in a Day @ The Holburne Museum
This one-day silversmithing course will introduce you to some of the basic techniques of silversmithing. Led by Penelope Makower you will create a unique hall-marked silver ring of your own design. Bishopsland is a very small postgraduate college teaching silversmithing....
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Silverwork Embroidery: Swan Feather Fully Booked @ The Holburne Museum
Create a stunning swan feather design using a range of decorative stitches to build up tones of soft grey and white and combine them with silver metal thread work. This workshop will include tuition on the following techniques: long and...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Making of the Mountain Burn Rosewater Dish @ The Holburne Museum
Illustrating the process of creating the Mountain Burn Rosewater dish, commissioned by the Goldsmiths’ Company, from the inception of the design inspired by the Scottish landscape through design development using 3D models, to making the piece in silver. Enjoy a...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Create your own Silver Pendant @ The Holburne Museum
Metal Clay Taster: Create your own Silver Pendant This workshop is aimed at beginners with little or no experience of metal clay. During the day you will be guided through techniques for using different types of metal clay and the...
Exhibition
February 11, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
Bruegel Defining a Dynasty Exhibition @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
The Holburne Museum is proud to announce the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty will unravel the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the...

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.