May – September 2018

Evening Lecture Featured Talk
May 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening of Colour  @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy an inspiring colour talk from International Colour Consultant, Joa Studholme. Joa will guide you through her top decorating tips, suggesting how to pair neutrals, add striking design statements and create a more cohesive scheme. £10 (includes entry to Prized...
Exhibition Talk
June 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Creating Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
Georgia Powell, Curator of the exhibition, introduces the inspiration for the Made for the Table display and the story of objects in the show dating back to the 16th century.
Adults Exhibition Talk
June 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Art & Dine: Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
A relaxing evening of conversation, food and art. Join Catrin Jones for a glass of wine in our Garden Café and an insight into the display of beautiful contemporary silver in Made for the Table. Enjoy exclusive access to the...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Made in the Netherlands @ The Holburne Museum
Made in the Netherlands: Seventeenth-Century Paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague This lecture offers a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the explosion of talent that took place within the cities of the Dutch republic in the...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
August 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Discovering Rembrandt @ The Holburne Museum
Join Christine Sitwell as she talks about the technical analysis and curatorial research involved in re-attributing a forgotten self-portrait by Dutch master, Rembrandt, at a National Trust property in 2014. The painting, Self-portrait wearing a white featured bonnet, is the...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Art of the Dutch Golden Age @ The Holburne Museum
Join the National Trust curators behind Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust as they discuss the making of this major international exhibition and share their love for the art of the Dutch Golden Age. £10 (includes entry to...
Exhibition Talk
September 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Journey to Persia: Miss Tanner and her Collection @ The Holburne Museum
Ellen Tanner was among the first Western women to travel solo to the Middle East. Discover the story of Miss Tanner’s travels from her first visit in 1894 to her later gifts of Persian art to the Holburne. This talk...
Adults Cinema Talk
September 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Letters from Baghdad @ The Holburne Museum
In honour of our new display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art, join us for a screening of Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum’s film, Letters from Baghdad (cert PG), which tells the extraordinary true story of Gertrude Bell...

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.