October 2015 – February 2016

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...
November 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am – March 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Michael Eden History Re-Printed @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Michael Eden uses cutting-edge 3D printing technology to create objects inspired by historical themes. Eden will create a visually spectacular display on the Ballroom table, including new work influenced by the Holburne and its surroundings, exploring advancements in science and...
Adults Exhibition Featured Music
November 27, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
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...
Exhibition Featured Talk
December 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Royal Gold Reflections of Power @ The Holburne Museum
Gold has a long association with royal status. The regalia and other trappings of the sovereign have traditionally been made from gold, yet surprisingly little solid gold remains in the Royal Collection. Kathryn Jones will examine some of these gold...
Exhibition Family Workshops
December 5, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Create and model your own Netsuke – mini Japanese sculptures.
Exhibition Talk
January 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nahoko Kojima @ The Holburne Museum
Join Japanese paper-cut master Nahoko Kojima for a rare discussion of her artistic practice with Shari Solo, Creative Director of Solo Kojima. A global pioneer in the sculptural application of paper cut, Kojima has championed this traditional art form, constantly...
Exhibition Workshop
January 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop for Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors An opportunity to handle and learn about a unique collection of contemporary carvings made in a variety of materials in the style of Japanese netsuke. FREE but booking essential as places are limited.
Adults Exhibition Music
January 29, 2016 @ 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
January 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Prose Poetry and Art @ The Holburne Museum
ADULT WORKSHOP Prose Poetry and Art will look at using prose poetry to engage with two- and three-dimensional works of art, including the ongoing exhibition of objects by Michael Eden. Participants will compose two prose poems over the day; all...
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.
Exhibition Study Day Talk
February 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ceramics and New Technologies @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
A symposium exploring the impact of new technologies in contemporary ceramics, to accompany the exhibition History Re-printed. Places are limited; please book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings from 6 October 2015 T 01225 388560 or s.hancock@holburne.org Ticket £30/£20concs/£10 students (1...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
February 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michael Eden @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Join artist-maker Michael Eden as he discusses his artistic practice with Catrin Jones, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Holburne. The evening will explore how Eden’s work engages with both historical material – objects and literature – and also very...

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.