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.

Event times

There are 23 events at this location

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Anne Desmet RA: Under Changing Skies

Work by the distinguished wood engraver, her second solo exhibition at the gallery.

Sat 11 Mar

Free / 01225 388588

Sun 12 Mar

Free / 01225 388588

Mon 13 Mar

Free / 01225 388588

…and 83 more dates until 4 Jun

Anne Desmet RA: Under Changing Skies

Wood engravings, prints and mixed media collages based around the theme of time.

Sat 4 Mar

Free / 01225 388588

Sun 5 Mar

Free / 01225 388588

Mon 6 Mar

Free / 01225 388588

…and 90 more dates until 4 Jun

Bruegel: Defining A Dynasty

Paintings and recent acquisitions unravelling the Bruegel family tree, including the oil painting Wedding Dance in the Open Air.

Fri 24 Feb

Sat 25 Feb

Sun 26 Feb

…and 98 more dates until 4 Jun

Bruegel Poetry Workshop

A poetry workshop based on the works of Bruegel.

Sat 25 Feb

£45 / 01225 388588

Bruegel Study Afternoon

An afternoon of looking at the legacy of Pieter Bruegel.

Fri 31 Mar

£25 (Students £10) / 01225 388588

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Bruegel's Blind Leading the Blind (1568): The Original and Its Afterlife

A talk about Bruegel's The Elder's Parable of the Blind.

Wed 22 Mar

Djordje Ozbolt: The Grand Detour

Acclaimed artist Djordje Ozbolt responds directly to the Holburne's paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.

Fri 24 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

Sat 25 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

Sun 26 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

…and 7 more dates until 5 Mar

A Flemish Foray

Jane Hunt and Din Ghani explore the Netherlands in the time of the Brueghels.

Tue 9 May

£6 / 01225 388569

Gainsborough And The Full-Length Portrait

A workshop inspired by Gainsborough's paintings.

How to find a lost Brueghel

A talk by Dr Bendor Grosvenor on how to identify lost paintings.

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In Conversation: Anne Desmet And Amina Wright

In Conversation: Anne Desmet and Amina Wright £10 / FREE to Holburne Contemporaries Join wood engraver Anne Desmet as she discusses her work with Amina Wright (senior Curator, Holburne Museum). The conversation will examine the artist's printmaking and collage techniques, follow her on her travels, and explore links…

Thu 30 Mar

A Life In Flux

Fleur Barron (mezzo-soprano) and Bretton Brown (piano) play a special recital to coincide with the exhibition Under Changing Skies with music from Schumann to Xavier Montsalvatge to Gershwin.

Tue 18 Apr

£6 / 01225 388588

Make:Shift Holburne

Degree students present their prototype ideas, designed in response to the museum's building, collection and site.

Fri 24 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

Sat 25 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

Sun 26 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

Mon 27 Feb

Free / 01225 388588

The Mixed Technique of Egg Tempera and Oil

A workshop in the techniques used by the great Flemish masters.

The Mixed Technique Of Egg Tempera And Oil

The Mixed Technique of Egg Tempera and Oil David Cranswick £100 (includes admission to exhibition on 3 & 4 June and FREE ticket to the Evening Lecture on 2 June) Discover the traditional painting techniques used by Flemish artists of the 15th and early 16th centuries, who brought together egg tempera and oil…

Sat 3 Jun

Sun 4 Jun

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Northern Lights

Music from the Noctis Chamber Choir and pianist Marcia Garcia, conducted by Francis Faux.

Sat 10 Jun

£15 / 01225 388588

Operaletta

Solos and ensembles by 18th century composers.

Sun 23 Apr

£12 / 01225 388588

Celebrating William Shakespeare’s birthday with a tuneful, interesting and sometimes surprising selection of pieces inspired by the Bard.

Paint a Self-Portrait in Oils

A two-day workshop in painting a self-portrait in oil paint. All materials are included.

The Painting Methods of Flemish artists in the 15th and 16th centuries

A lecture on the painting practices of Flemish artists of the 15th to 16th century, a golden age for Flemish art.

Sing Shakespeare

Operaletta, accompanied by Geoff Ditcham perform works inspired by the Bard of Avon.

Sun 23 Apr

£12 / 01225 388588

The Tenant

Theatrical work and classical concert, featuring pianist Diana Brekalo, telling the story of Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Thu 25 May

Who was Bruegel?

Dr Amy Orrock explores the identities of Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Thu 11 May

Who Was Bruegel? Discovering The Master Through His Sons

Dr Amy Orrock £10/£14 (includes exhibition entry redeemable before 4 June). Cafe and exhibition open 6-7pm. 'Peasant Bruegel' - highbrow humanist, painter of nature or practical joker? In this lecture Amy Orrock will explore the many identities of the elusive father of the Bruegel dynasty, Pieter Bruegel the Elder…

Thu 11 May

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