Pathways to Wellbeing is a museum-based community engagement programme, led by the Holburne Museum, with art at its heart. It supports young people and adults with lived experience of mental health issues, social isolation to engage with local heritage and creative art activities, delivering measurable improvements in mental health and wellbeing.


The Gardener's Lodge Art Group

A fun, supported creative group which meets weekly

Paint Brushes

Fresh Art

A 12 week project based in museums, in partnership with Creativity Works and our local mental health trust


IMAGE Peer Led Museums Group

A peer led museum's group offering exciting engagement opportunities


Discover Museums: Pathways to Volunteering

An 8 week course with your own museum mentor

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.

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.

My Museum

Showcase your art and creativity, inspired by museum objects and their stories and see inspiring artwork shared by others.

Our Partners

This innovative programme is managed by The Holburne Museum with support from museum and gallery partners; Bath Preservation Trust, American Museum & Gardens and Bath Abbey. We also work with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust  and Creativity Works .

It is generously funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and St John’s Foundation, Bath.