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.
  • Email
  • 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 5 events at this location

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Bath To Baghdad

A collection of art formed by Miss Ellen Tanner following her intrepid journey to the Middle East in the 1890s.

Wed 18 Jul

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 19 Jul

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 20 Jul

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 93 more dates until 21 Oct

Delft-tile Painting Workshop

Join Piet van den Beuken to enjoy a brief history of the Dutch Delft tile. Learn about the design influences and how the tiles were made and used throughout history for decorative and practical purposes. Starting with blank, unglazed ceramic tiles, Piet will teach you all the techniques you need to paint four tiles with…

Sat 28 Jul

£50 / 01225 388588

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Discovering Rembrandt

Join Christine Sitwell as she talks about the technical analysis and curatorial research involved in re-attributing a forgotten self-portrait by Dutch master, Rembrandt, at a National Trust property in 2014. The painting, Self-portrait wearing a white featured bonnet, is the star piece in our summer exhibition, Prized…

Thu 2 Aug

£10 / 01225 388588

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Dutch Still-Life Oil Painting Masterclass

Learn the working methods of Dutch still-life masters of the 17th century. In this two-day workshop, students will discover how artists of the period constructed a tonal composition using glazes of transparent earth, over which were applied fine layers of pure colour; by this method light and shade refract through from…

Sat 21 Jul

£100 / 01225 388588

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Sun 22 Jul

£100 / 01225 388588

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Prized Possessions Dutch Masterpieces From National Trust Houses

Dutch seventeenth-century paintings by some of the finest masters of the 'Golden Age' from National Trust collections around the country. Featured artists include, Rembrandt, Cuyp and Lievens.

Wed 18 Jul

£6.50 (£5.50; £3; £12–£16; Children £3 under 18s) / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 19 Jul

£6.50 (£5.50; £3; £12–£16; Children £3 under 18s) / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 20 Jul

£6.50 (£5.50; £3; £12–£16; Children £3 under 18s) / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 58 more dates until 16 Sep

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