September – December 2018

Adults Cinema Talk
September 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Letters from Baghdad @ The Holburne Museum
In honour of our new display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art, join us for a screening of Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum’s film, Letters from Baghdad (cert PG), which tells the extraordinary true story of Gertrude Bell...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Search of Adventure: Female Explorers, Past and Present @ The Holburne Museum
Join explorer Jacki Hill-Murphy as she shares her research into history’s untold stories of the brave women who travelled to remote corners of the world in search of adventure. Jacki will recount her own experiences of walking in these women’s...
Exhibition Lunchtime Talk Talk
October 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Naturalism and Nationalism @ The Holburne Museum
Explore Gainsborough’s remarkable portraits of theatrical men and women in this engaging talk with curator Sue Sloman. Discover the hidden patriotic undercurrents in these works and learn about how the naturalism of Gainsborough’s way of painting, and Garrick’s style of...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
November 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rendez-vous with Rodin @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy two talks for the price of one as we celebrate our exciting new display, Rodin: Rethinking the Fragment. Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker: Revolutionizing Modern Art It is hard to believe that Rodin’s most famous sculpture,The Thinker, began life as...
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
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.