About the Project
Pathways to Wellbeing is an innovative project bringing museums, art galleries and mental health and support organisations together to work in partnership across the city of Bath. Four different Pathways groups meet at the Holburne and partner museums, offering people the chance to try art for the first time and explore their creativity in supported, safe and inspiring spaces. The programme offers long-term support and engagement opportunities and recognises that life-transforming change happens over time as trust and confidence are built.
Information about the different groups can be found here.
Download information about how to apply for a place in our current Pathways groups
Read an independent evaluation of Pathways to Wellbeing (1) 2016-19
This innovative programme is managed by The Holburne Museum with support from museum and gallery partners; Bath Preservation Trust, American Museum & Gardens and The Andrew Brownsword Gallery at The Edge, University of Bath. We also work with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Creativity Works .
Artwork created by Pathways to Wellbeing participants. See more work on our Instagram page.
Creativity for Wellbeing at Home
Make and create at home, inspired by objects and paintings from the Holburne Museum’s collection.
See below for FREE, fun downloadable activity sheets which have been created to support people during lockdown and beyond.
Time Well Spent – Magical Mandalas – Taking clocks and repeating pattern as inspiration have fun creating your own mandala from a variety of materials.
8 July 2020
Cabinet of Curiosity – Have fun making, decorating, drawing or painting your own‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ inspired by the Holburne’s Wonderful Witcombe Cabinet.
Find out more about our Witcombe Cabinet here.
1 July 2020
A Passion for Pattern – Create a beautiful repeat pattern design to decorate a textile square or tile inspired by our exquisite embroideries, textiles and tiles from Iran and Syria.
24 June 2020
17 June 2020
10 June 2020
3 June 2020
27 May 2020
20 May 2020
13 May 2020
6 May 2020
Box of Delights – Have Fun Making and Decorating a Miniature Box!
29 April 2020
The Holburne – Changing Face – Rethink the façade of the Holburne and it’s front lawn!
22 April 2020
15 April 2020
Be Inspired by Josiah! – Create a vase design for Josiah Wedgwood’s fashionable showroom in Bath!
8 April 2020
A Fashionable Family – Have fun doing a fashion-makeover on our celebrity Georgian family, The Byams.
1 April 2020
Fabulous Fans – Make and decorate a beautiful Georgian style paper fan
25 March 2020