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 15 events at this location

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Anthony Fry: A Retrospective

Paintings which express his principal inspiration of travel, by the figurative artist who lived and worked near Bath for sixty years.

Fri 23 Feb

£10 (£9) / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 24 Feb

£10 (£9) / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 Feb

£10 (£9) / 01225 388588

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 71 more dates until 7 May

Art Education For The Many

Drawing upon the wealth of audio interviews recorded by the Artists' Lives project with the artists who either taught or studied at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, between the 1950s and 1960s, this lecture situates Corsham against the context of a shifting post-war landscape of higher art education. The school's…

Thu 29 Mar

£10 / 01225 388588

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Bath, Slavery and Memoryscape

Evening Lecture, in partnership with Sydney Gardens Parks for People Project Olivette Otele, Bath Spa University Bath's links to the transatlantic slave trade and slavery have been timidly studied over the last decades. This talk will look at the legacies and memories of Bath's colonial past in the urban landscape…

Thu 8 Mar

£5 (£4) / 01225 388588

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Celebrating Frank Brown

Nathaniel Mander and Sam Brown conjure up the atmosphere of a 19th-century salon, performing on the guitar in duo with the museum's rare and beautiful Schantz fortepiano.

Thu 12 Apr

£25 / 01225 388588

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Easter Eggstravaganza

Family Drop-In Whatever the weather, be transported to sunnier climes with fun and creative activities inspired by Anthony Fry's vibrant, colourful paintings. Decorate an eggstraordinary Easter egg inspired by traditional Indian patterns.

Sun 25 Mar

Free / 01225 388588

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 15 Apr

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:30 – 12:30

The Golden Days Of My Spring: Celebrating Rachmaninov's Birthday

Soprano Maria Danishvar Brown and pianist Vera Kovaleva Lewis celebrate Rachmaninov's birthday on the Steinway piano which he used for his British concerts from 1929-38.

Tue 20 Mar

£6 / 01225 388588

  • 13:10 – 13:50

Inspired by India: Block Printed Bags

Be inspired by the jewel-like colours in Anthony Fry's paintings and learn how to make your own printing stamp. We'll be using these to decorate beautiful, patterned draw-string bags to take home and treasure. Suitable for children over 5 years; all children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Maximum 2 children per…

Sun 25 Mar

£10 (Children £5) / 01225 388588

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 15 Apr

£10 (Children £5) / 01225 388588

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Lighting Up The Stage: Stars Of The Georgian Theatre

Somerset Maugham's collection of theatrical portraits was acquired by the Holburne in 2010 and contains key works by Johan Zoffany, including portraits of David Garrick in some of his most celebrated roles, and the 18th century small scale portraitist Samuel de Wilde.

Fri 23 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 24 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 98 more dates until 3 Jun

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.

Fri 23 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 24 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Moro Pop Up Restaurant At The Holburne

Sam and Sam Clark, founders of the award-winning London restaurant Moro, present a wonderful opportunity to enjoy their delicious food and the flavours of Spain and North Africa in Bath to celebrate the life and work of Anthony Fry. Your ticket includes three courses, three glasses of wine, an exhibiton ticket and a copy…

Fri 23 Mar

£60 / 01225 388588

  • 18:00 – 20:00
  • 20:30 – 22:00

Sat 24 Mar

£60 / 01225 388588

  • 18:30 – 20:00
  • 20:30 – 22:00

Music Of The Georgian Theatre

The Florentine Arts Ensemble play music inspired by the exhibition Lighting Up The Stage: Stars Of The Georgian Theatre.

Tue 17 Apr

£6 / 01225 388588

  • 13:10 – 13:50

Oil Painting Masterclass: Experiment with Colour

Be inspired by the vibrant use of colour in our temporary exhibition, Anthony Fry (1927-2016) A Retrospective, and learn how to apply colour in oil paint. Enjoy a tour of the exhibition before returning to the studio to work from a still-life and experiment with colour techniques and form. Under the guidance of tutor…

Sat 21 Apr

£50 / 01225 388588

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Operaletta: Shakespeare's Birthday

The vocalists perform solos, duets, trios and ensembles inspired by the Bard. They are accompanied by Geoff Ditcham, with an introduction by Peter Redfern.

Sun 22 Apr

£15 / 01225 388588

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Stitchless Leather Accessories

Pack your bags! Be inspired by the theme of travel in our temporary exhibition, and learn how to make your own small leather-goods piece with no stitching. Using only rivets and lacing techniques this workshop is a great introduction to leatherwork. You will be able to choose from a selection of colours of Italian…

Sat 17 Mar

£35 / 01225 388588

  • 10:30 – 13:30

Vive la Difference

Lyric baritone Richard Frewer and pianist David Price explore the grandeur of the German Lieder tradition through works by Richard Strauss.

Sat 3 Mar

£15 / 01225 388588

  • 19:30 – 20:30

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