Welcome to The Holburne Museum

Changing Lives Through Art

Welcome to Bath’s Holburne Museum, open daily 10am to 5pm (Sunday and Bank Holiday 11am to 5pm). There’s an admission charge to visit the Holburne’s collection, displays and exhibitions on the first and second floor galleries. Admission is free from 3 to 5pm every Wednesday and from 5 to 9pm the last Friday in the month.

Featured Exhibitions and Events

June – November 2018

Exhibition Featured
June 14, 2018 – October 21, 2018 all-day
Bath to Baghdad @ The Holburne Museum
Discover the eclectic collection of art formed by Miss Ellen Tanner following her journey to the Middle East in the 1890s. From sumptuous textiles to delicate carved woodwork and lacquer and elaborately decorated metalwork, this collection is on display for...
Exhibition Featured
October 5, 2018 – January 20, 2019 all-day
Gainsborough and the Theatre
By bringing together some of Thomas Gainsborough’s finest portraits of his friends in the theatre, this exhibition will create a conversation between the leading actors, managers, musicians, playwrights, designers, dancers and critics of the 1760s-80s.  Gainsborough & the Theatre explores...
Adults Exhibition Featured
November 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A  Very Georgian Soirée @ The Holburne Museum
For one night only, immerse yourself in the colourful world of the Sydney Hotel, the Holburne’s original manifestation in the late 1700s* and experience an eclectic mix of live music, dance and card games in our galleries. Sample gin cocktails...

News

How can you paint in colour if you are blind?

HOW A MAN WHO WAS BORN BLIND LEARNT HOW TO PAINT IN COLOUR Dr. Simon Hayhoe FBCS, Lecturer in Education University of Bath Early in the new millennium, I got to hear about a professional artist from Turkey called Esref...

How do we see colour?

The evolution, neuroscience and psychology of colour perception Colour has been a part of life for at least 1.1 billion years, when we know early organisms were coloured with light red pigments. Colour is now an important product of the...

Call Out for Grayson Perry Early Works

The Holburne Museum launches hunt for lost Grayson Perry Early Works Have you got a Grayson Perry pot or plate from the 1980s lurking in your living room? If you have, then the Holburne Museum in Bath wants to hear...
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