Loading Events
  • This event has passed.
Jan 27, 2022May 2, 2022

People Make Museums is a celebration of creativity and the importance of people in museums.

People bring stories, memories, lived experience and ways of seeing which constantly reinvigorate and challenge museums and their collections. It is people that make museums relevant.

You can book in advance here, or you can also just purchase tickets on arrival at the Museum.

The sculptures in this exhibition aim to capture some of these complex, personal moments of connection; the fleeting conversations, sudden revelations, unspoken thoughts, sensations and feelings evoked by museum spaces and objects.

These are the experiences which shape our relationships with museums and art galleries – and in turn shape and inform what museums are and can be.

Showcasing over 20 sculptural pieces selected by a panel of colleagues from the Arts, Health and Museum sectors these artworks have been specially made for this exhibition. Contributors range from those who have participated in Bath Museums’ partnership Pathways to Wellbeing creative groups as well as museum staff, volunteers, professional artists and creative facilitators who are part of this growing creative community.

Supported by
National Lottery Community Fund Logoand St John’s, Bath

Tickets & Booking 

Before you visit please read our Museum Charter and Q&A at our coronavirus page.
Your entry ticket Includes all of our Special exhibitions, temporary displays in addition to our permanent collection. Valid all day for the date you book and not timed (you can enter any time during our normal opening hours). There are no timed entry tickets.
You can book in advance here, or you can also just purchase tickets on arrival at the Museum.
Last Admissions to the Museum is 4.30pm.
Once you have booked online you will receive a confirmation email. Please show this on your mobile or smart device on entry or print it off at home and show on entry.

This exhibition accompanies Museums & Care – Learning Symposium.

LEARNING SYMPOSIUM for Heritage, Health and Arts professionals and everyone interested in therapeutic creativity and care in museums. 

Friday 29 April, 10 am – 4.15 pm

Tickets – £35 per person (includes welcome refreshments and free entry to the museum for the day)

Museums care for their collections but they also care about people.

This cross-sector event will bring together museums, arts organisations and mental health professionals to talk about how care is manifested in museums. With a focus on creativity and therapeutic spaces we’ll examine good practice, share learning and hear from people who have participated in ‘heritage and health’ programmes .

Come to be inspired and supported, build networks and grab some practical ideas!

Follow our creative community on Instagram @changing_lives_through_art 

For full event listing and booking link please see – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/people-make-museums-museums-care-tickets-268852443897

We look forward to seeing you.


The Holburne Museum
Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
+ Google Map