The Holburne Museum is one of the UK’s best-loved independent museums. Every year we welcome thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy our exhibitions and collection of European paintings, portrait miniatures, Renaissance bronzes, ceramics and silver. At the heart of the Museum’s activity is a Learning Programme which engages over 13,000 children and vulnerable adults every year. Our vision is to Change Lives Through Art.

The Holburne is a charity and every year we rely on the support of donations, legacy gifts, businesses and trusts to deliver our activities and care for our collection and Grade I listed building, which costs over £1.4m a year. We receive no public funding and philanthropy is vital to our survival.

You can get involved today by joining as a Patron or Friend, or making a donation to support a part of the Museum that you love.

Children looking around The Holburne Collection

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