November – December 2018

Talk Tea-time Talk
November 21, 2018 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
What’s a University for? @ The Holburne Museum
In a world of Google and open learning, what’s a University for? What’s special about learning from academics? And, is it really worth the money? Join Sue Rigby as she unpacks this controversial debate through the (perhaps) biased perspective of...
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...
In Conversation Talk Tea-time Talk
December 5, 2018 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Commission Impossible @ The Holburne Museum
Join Michael Morris in conversation with Kate Pullinger as they discuss the extraordinary commissioning and producing work of Artangel, the London-based powerhouse that has been supporting artists to create site-specific installations and events since 1985. Described as “the guardians of...

The Collection

The heart of the present day Collection was formed by Sir Thomas William Holburne (1793-1874). As a second son, Thomas William (generally known as William) first pursued a naval career. He ultimately inherited the Baronetcy in 1820 following the death of his elder brother, Francis, at the Battle of Bayonne in 1814.

In 1882 this collection of over 4,000 objects, pictures and books was bequeathed to the people of Bath by Holburne’s sister, Mary Anne Barbara Holburne. One of the Holburne’s main purposes is to preserve the things that have been entrusted to our care. The Collection if free to view.

Garden Cafe

Come and see us in the Garden Cafe at The Holburne Museum. The cafe is run by Benugo and shares the Museum’s opening hours, with the last order taken half an hour before we close.