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

October – November 2018

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...
Exhibition Lunchtime Talk Talk
November 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy  @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Director Chris Stephens, co-curator of last year’s record-breaking Hockney retrospective at Tate, will discuss the visiting masterpiece Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy by Hockney in relation to the rest of the artist’s career and to its position in...

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Trustee Recruitment

The Holburne Museum is looking for up to 3 new Trustees to join the board and is inviting applications from interested and suitably experienced candidates to help this very special museum to grow and develop, from 2019. To help us...

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...
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