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).

Featured Exhibitions and Events

June – October 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...
Lunchtime Concert Music
October 3, 2018 @ 2:10 pm – 2:50 pm
Music of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum
Experience the music of the Georgian stage! Florentine Arts Ensemble present an invigorating programme of music that explores the challenges faced by 18th-century performing artists.  Discover the public’s attitude toward music and the theatre, and the development of what became...
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 Learning Workshop
October 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Creativity and Wellbeing Coffee Morning  @ The Holburne Museum
Celebrating World Mental Health Day FREE DROP IN EVENT Come for a coffee and enjoy beautiful creative activities inspired by some of the treasures of the Holburne’s collection. This event is organised by members of our Pathways to Wellbeing groups...

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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In Partnership with Bath Spa University