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 10 events at this location

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Art Meets Science: Festive Fun

Inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception use illusions to make some crazy, unique Christmas decorations to make your trees the trendiest in town! Plus meet experts from the University of Bath to discover the science and maths behind your creations.

Sun 26 Nov

Free / 01225 388588

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Cut, Pattern And Mosaic With Paper

Jessica Palmer is a British illustrator and artist with a passion for drawing with either ink or a knife. n this full-day workshop, students will visit the temporary exhibition, Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception, before experimenting with paper cutting and collaging paper fragments.

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£50 / 01225 388588

  • 10:30 – 16:30

An Evening With Phillip Dyson

The charismatic Phillip Dyson returns to the Holburne Museum with another sensational show featuring some of the world's most popular and best loved piano classics. Works include pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and George Gerschwin, as well as anniversary celebrations for Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Scott…

Sat 20 Jan 2018

£15 / 01225 388588

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Is Seeing Believing? The Psychology And Neuroscience Of Illusion In Art

Join Michael Proulx as he explores how illusions can be both scientifically interesting, and artistically useful, precisely because they are directly relevant to daily life.

Thu 11 Jan 2018

£15 / 01225 388588

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Meet The Artist: Michael Petry, In The Realm Of The Gods

Meet artist Michael Petry in an intimate private view of his exhibit. He will be joined by Holburne director Chris Stephens.

Tue 20 Feb 2018

£10 / 01225 388588

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Michael Petry: In The Realm Of The Gods

The Holburne Museum has invited Petry to make a new feature installation and to place two other pieces in relation to existing works in their collection. The main installation called A Line Lives in the Past and the Future consists of a very large glass ley line that will run down the centre of the central gallery.

Thu 23 Nov

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 24 Nov

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 25 Nov

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 88 more dates until 25 Feb 2018

Playing For Jane

This recital is presented by Helen Coombs, a specialist in early keyboards and their music (harpsichord and fortepiano in particular), who has played as soloist and continuo in many early music groups. Helen presents a programme for the fortepiano which would have been known to Jane Austen.

Tue 5 Dec

£6 / 01225 388588

  • 13:10 – 13:50

Sara Moorhouse And Chris Stephens

Sara Moorhouse is joined by Holburne Director Chris Stephens as they discover the inspiration behind the ceramics exhibited in Seurat to Riley. The evening will reveal how the theme of arable landscape underlies Sara's practice.

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£10 / 01225 388588

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Seurat To Riley: The Art Of Perception

An exploration of how artists have been inspired by the sciences of perception and colour theory.

Thu 23 Nov

£10 (£9) / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 24 Nov

£10 (£9) / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 25 Nov

£10 (£9) / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 53 more dates until 21 Jan 2018

Silk-Screen Printed Pocket Squares

Create hand-printed pocket squares. Work with silk, cotton and colour.

Sat 9 Dec

£50 / 01225 388588

  • 10:30 – 16:30

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