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The Patrons of the Holburne play a vital role in supporting the Museum and all of its activities. From new exhibitions to curatorial research, children’s learning projects to conservation and essential repairs, it is thanks to our family of supporters that the Museum can survive as an independent charitable organisation with a wonderful art collection for all.

As a Patron we invite you to explore all areas of the Holburne. You will be the first to see our new exhibitions, gain free admission, and enjoy a closer association with the Museum, our Director and Curators.

We will invite you to special events including our opening parties and private views, curator-led breakfasts and behind the scenes tours of our collection. Away from the Museum, we will invite you to enjoy our annual Summer Party and discover other collections through exclusive trips with other art lovers. We will keep you informed with news and updates, and invite you to enjoy 10% off in our shop and Garden Cafe.

By joining us as a Patron and supporter, you will play an essential role in the life of our Museum.

Patronage starts at £600 a year, with your gift acknowledged (with your permission) on our website and on our Donor Boards in the Museum (updated annually).

An online payment can be made here.

If you would like more information, please contact We would be delighted to share the special treasures of the Holburne with you. Alternatively, click on Patrons Form to complete and return to The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB.

“Patrons provide important extra funds for the Museum and being Patrons keeps us in closer contact with the collection… the Patrons’ events are an added bonus!” Will and Letty Darby, Patrons

Director’s Circle

Our Director’s Circle is for those who love the Holburne and would like to provide a significant annual gift to support our major exhibition, learning and engagement programme. Our members enjoy a closer association with the Museum whilst accessing a ‘behind the scenes’ experience of how our exhibitions are conceived and created. Our Director regularly sends personalised invitations to join him and other members on special trips and bespoke tours of museums and galleries both nationally and internationally, as well as to the annual Chairman’s dinner hosted at the Holburne Museum.

Director’s Circle members support the Holburne with gifts starting from £3,000 per year. Every year we need support in planning and delivering our programme; from curatorial research to transporting artworks and lighting shows. Thank you for considering this special membership at the Holburne.

An online payment can be made here

To join or for further information about how you could help to support, please contact


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