January – April 2019

Exhibition Talk
January 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy  @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Advance Booking Recommended Back by popular demand! Holburne Director, Chris Stephens will be delivering his recent sold-out talk on David Hockney in the last week of the painting’s display at the Museum. Holburne Director Chris Stephens, co-curator of last year’s...
Adults Talk Tour
March 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Walking Tour: The Plaqued and Unplaqued @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Explore the legacies of slave ownership in Bath, and the campaigns against the slave trade, through a discovery of plaqued and unplaqued buildings. This walk will start in the Holburne’s galleries, continue along Pulteney Street and return via St James’...
Adults Talk Tour
April 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Walking Tour: Bath's Last Legal Slave-owners @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
In this second walking tour with Richard White, journey from the Holburne Museum to Beckford’s Tower at a relaxed pace, taking in sounds and sights, photographs and sketches, as you discover the hidden history of Bath’s slaveowners. There will be...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
In Conversation: Tristram Hunt, Sonia Boyce & Maria Balshaw @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Tristram Hunt (Director, V&A), Sonia Boyce, (Artist and Professor of Black Art & Design at University of the Arts London), Maria Balshaw CBE  (Director of Tate) and Chris Stephens (Director, Holburne) As museums redefine their place in society,and their financial positions become...
Adults Evening Lecture Talk
April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk Peterloo:The Story of the Manchester Massacre @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Join Jacqueline Riding as she discusses her acclaimed book on the 1819 massacre of peaceful protesters for parliamentary reform,and in addition her role as historical consultant for Mike Leigh’s film on the same subject, Peterloo. Jacqueline Riding specialises in the...

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.