February – June 2016

Exhibition Music
February 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Moving Exhibition @ The Holburne Museum
Final year dance students from Bath Spa University will be giving exhibits at the Holburne Museum a fresh interpretation through a series of short performances. These original dance works have been choreographed by the students in response to the spaces...
Exhibition Music
February 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Moving Exhibition @ The Holburne Museum
Final year dance students from Bath Spa University will be giving exhibits at the Holburne Museum a fresh interpretation through a series of short performances. These original dance works have been choreographed by the students in response to the spaces...
Exhibition Music
February 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am – February 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Surround Sound
This collaboration with BSU students aims to explore how Sound can be use as a tool to engage our visitors by shifting their perceptions of the Holburne Museum and its surroundings. IMO SOUND project BSU  
Lunchtime Concert Music
February 23, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Nights in the Garden of Spain @ The Holburne Museum
Matthew Taylor (Violin) Maria Garcia (Steinway) This recital explores the repertoire of Spanish music for violin and piano with Manuel de Falla as the central composer. It will include original pieces and also arrangements conjuring the colour and brilliance of...
Adults Collection Music
February 26, 2016 @ 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 the treasures of our collection and the...
Lunchtime Concert Music
March 1, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A Sprig of Thyme @ The Holburne Museum
Lucy Simon (Soprano) Accompanied on the Steinway piano An accompanied selection of favourite songs drawing on England’s folksong heritage, exploring love’s treatment and effects, through to airs by national masters including Dowland, Purcell, Handel and Britten.
Lunchtime Concert Music
March 8, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A voice of One's Own @ The Holburne Museum
Lunchtime Concert: A Voice of One’s Own Triptych Rachel Marsh (Soprano) Kirsten Miller (Cello) Philip May (Steinway piano) Marking International Women’s Day, Triptych trio are performing a selection of works written by women. The programme includes pieces by Amy Beach,...
Lunchtime Concert Music
April 12, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Midst Friends and Fav'rites @ The Holburne Museum
Anne Lewis and Bill Taylor Voice and harp A programme of Scottish songs and airs for voice and harps, including some old favourites by Robert Burns, both humorous and poignant. Anne is a mezzo soprano with long experience in performing,...
Lunchtime Concert Music
April 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Shakespeare’s Birthday @ The Holburne Museum
Operaletta formed in 1995 performed short comic operas. The annual ‘Shakespeare’ concert became part of their repertoire from 2004, taking place whenever possible at the Holburne. Using words by Shakespeare or music inspired by him, little has been repeated. This...
Adults Exhibition Music
April 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Relax with drinks, light bites and music in the Café, and explore the Museum after hours to discover both the treasures of the collection and the delights of our exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life. Throughout the Museum and grounds, Bath Spa...
Exhibition Lunchtime Concert Music
May 17, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Colours of Impressionism  @ The Holburne Museum
Jane Hunt Jane Hunt and Clive Pollard present a recital that explores the influence of musical ‘Impressionism’ on song composition, beginning with early works by Debussy. The programme will also include art songs and folk song settings by other composers...
Adults Exhibition Music
June 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
An extra special Up Late as part of the Holburne’s 100 Years Here celebrations Relax with drinks, light bites and music in the Café, and explore the Museum after hours to discover both the treasures of the collection and 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.