The Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum
Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4DB
  • Telephone 01225 388588
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun & bank holidays 11am–5pm.
  • Seasonal times Closed Dec 24–26 & Jan 1.
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  • Website www.holburne.org
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The Holburne Museum

With beginnings back in 1793 – a collection formed by Sir Thomas William Holburne – the museum has grown over the centuries and, after a major refurbishment in 2008, the Holburne Museum as we know it now opened its doors in 2011. Run by a team of staff and volunteers, the space now comprises spaces for temporary exhibitions, collection stores, a teaching space, visitor facilities and a cafe.

Located next to Bath's Sydney Gardens, the Holburne Museum is a ten minute walk from the centre of town; a 15 minute walk from Bath Spa Train Station or a cycle along the canal (there are racks to store your bike). There's a small pay and display car park for museum visitors only, open from 8am–6pm. Buses running near to the museum include the No 4 to Bathampton and the No 265 to Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge.

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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Creative Process And Progress

Artist Candace Bahouth presents a lively, illustrated lecture exploring the development of her work over her career.

Fri 25 Aug

£10 / 01225 388588

  • 19:00 – 20:00

In The Still Of The Night

A recital of songs from across the centuries that are reflections on the power of reverie and the nature of dreams presented by Wells based soprano Catherine Greenwell and pianist Michael Cockerham.

Tue 12 Sep

£6 / 01225 388588

  • 13:10 – 13:50

The Musician Astronomer And His Friends

This concert explores the elegies, sonatas, songs and solos heard at the more intimate concerts in Bath around 1770 and includes, elegies, sonatas, songs and solos.

Thu 12 Oct

£12 ( £8) / 01225 388588

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Symposium Tapestries - The Narrative Of Our Times?

The symposium will explore the relevance of tapestry as a means of conveying the narrative of our times. Providing perspectives from around the globe,

Fri 29 Sep

£25 ( £10) / 01225 388588

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Tapestry: Here And Now

Tapestry by international makers showcasing innovative approaches to modern weaving.

Wed 23 Aug

£10; £9 disabled ( £5; £9) / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Aug

£10; £9 disabled ( £5; £9) / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Aug

£10; £9 disabled ( £5; £9) / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 37 more dates until 1 Oct

Tapestry Weaving: A Traveller's Tale

Tea-Time Talk Jilly Edwards tapestry weaver in conversation with Grant Gibson, Editor of Crafts Grant Gibson will ask Edwards about her work leading up to the Tapestry: Here & Now exhibition and beyond to her publication Joy. Accompanying them will be the publication designers Dr.Me.com who will discuss working with…

Wed 27 Sep

£7 / 01225 388588

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Thomas Lawrence And The Waterloo Chamber

An evening lecture with Desmond Shawe Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures Royal Collection Trust Desmond Shawe-Taylor will discuss one of the most significant commissions of Sir Thomas Lawrence's career.

Thu 21 Sep

£10 / 01225 388588

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Time For Texture

A rare opportunity to learn and enjoy a tapestry workshop in the UK from Scottish born, now Australia-based, tapestry weaver Valerie Kirk, whose stunning work features in Tapestry: Here & Now

Sat 30 Sep

£50 / 01225 388588

  • 10:30 – 16:30

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