Exhibitions

June – October 2015

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...
Adults Exhibition Featured Music
August 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Begin your Bank Holiday weekend with us and enjoy a summer’s evening and after-hours access to our galleries and special exhibitions at our Friday Up Late. Relax with friends and a drink and enjoy music from DJ Pablo Tinte throughout...
Exhibition Featured Talk
September 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Laura Ellen Bacon @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Join sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon as she discusses her work with Stephen Feeke, Director New Art Centre, Roche Court where her work has previously been displayed. The evening will reveal an insight into both Laura’s practice and the practicalities of...
Exhibition Featured Talk
September 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Canaletto: Celebrating Britain @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Explore how the astonishing works Canaletto painted during his stay in Britain of 1746-55 were designed to celebrate a newly-confident, eclectic and booming Britain. Dr Steven Parissien is Director of Compton Verney, an established authority on Georgian art and curator...
Exhibition Talk
September 21, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Canaletto: Celebrating Britain sheds new light on history. During a period of instability Britain and America sought confidence from a past hero in Alfred the Great, the best-known Anglo-Saxon ruler. From landscape gardens, to opera and ballet, history paintings and...
Adults Exhibition Music
September 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a summer’s evening and after-hours access to our galleries and special exhibitions at our Friday UP LATE. Relax with a drink and enjoy music in the Garden Café or spill out into our gardens and enjoy the evening sun...
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
Enjoy a summer’s evening and after-hours access to our galleries and special exhibitions at our Friday UP LATE. Relax with a drink and enjoy music in the Garden Café or spill out into our gardens and enjoy the evening sun...

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.