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 13 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

Curator's Choice: Conservation Stories

A Tea-time Talk with Holburne Museum Curator Catrin Jones.

Wed 12 Jul

£7 / 01225 388588

  • 15:00 – 16:00

In Conversation With Lady Deirdre Dyson And Adrian Tinniswood

Join artist and carpet designer Lady Deirdre Dyson In Conversation with Adrian Tinniswood to discover the inspirations behind her magnificent carpets, and the processes involved in translating her painted designs into woven form.

Fri 30 Jun

£50 / 01225 388588

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Introduction To Tapestry Weaving

Investigate basic weaving techniques suitable for beginners including hatching and colour blending - the foundations to tapestry.

Sat 15 Jul

£50 / 01225 388588

  • 10:15 – 16:15

Matthew Taylor & Derek Stuart Clarke: Flight Of The Firebird

The violinist and pianist perform works by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Tue 11 Jul

£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

Richard Frewer & David Price: Schwanengesang

The baritone and pianist perform Schubert's last collection of songs, published after his death. Schwanengesang consists of 13 songs: six by Ludwig Rellstab, six by Heinrich Heine and one by Johann Seidl.

Thu 6 Jul

£12 / 01225 388588

  • 19:30

Schwanengesang

Richard Frewer and David Price perform Schubert's last collection of songs, published after his death.

Thu 6 Jul

£12 / 01225 388588

  • 19:30 – 20:20

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.

Sat 24 Jun

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

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 Jun

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

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 Jun

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

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 97 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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