The Holburne Museum
- Telephone 01225 388588
- Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun & bank holidays 11am–5pm.
- Seasonal times Closed Dec 24–26 & Jan 1.
- Website www.holburne.org
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.
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
Sun 12 Mar
Mon 13 Mar
Anne Desmet RA: Under Changing Skies
Wood engravings, prints and mixed media collages based around the theme of time.
Sat 4 Mar
Sun 5 Mar
Mon 6 Mar
Bruegel: Defining A Dynasty
Paintings and recent acquisitions unravelling the Bruegel family tree, including the oil painting Wedding Dance in the Open Air.
Bruegel Poetry Workshop
A poetry workshop based on the works of Bruegel.
Bruegel Study Afternoon
An afternoon of looking at the legacy of Pieter Bruegel.
Fri 31 Mar
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
£7 for talk only; talk plus exhibition £11 / 01225 388588
Djordje Ozbolt: The Grand Detour
Acclaimed artist Djordje Ozbolt responds directly to the Holburne's paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
A Flemish Foray
Jane Hunt and Din Ghani explore the Netherlands in the time of the Brueghels.
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.
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…
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.
Degree students present their prototype ideas, designed in response to the museum's building, collection and site.
The Mixed Technique of Egg Tempera and Oil
A workshop in the techniques used by the great Flemish masters.
Sat 3 Jun
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
Music from the Noctis Chamber Choir and pianist Marcia Garcia, conducted by Francis Faux.
Solos and ensembles by 18th century composers.
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.
Fri 2 Jun
Operaletta, accompanied by Geoff Ditcham perform works inspired by the Bard of Avon.
Theatrical work and classical concert, featuring pianist Diana Brekalo, telling the story of Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
Who was Bruegel?
Dr Amy Orrock explores the identities of Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
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
£10 / 01225 388588