This jewel in Bath's crown was once the Georgian Sydney Hotel, whose glittering society Jane Austen watched from her house opposite. It displays the treasures collected by Sir William Holburne: superb English and continental silver, porcelain, maiolica, glass and Renaissance bronzes.
The Picture Gallery contains works by Turner, Guardi, Stubbs and others plus portraits of Bath society by Thomas Gainsborough.
We are open free of charge every day. Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am to 5pm. Closed 24 to 26 December and 1 January.
Permanent collection free of charge.
Charge for temporary exhibitions.
Michael Eden History Re-Printed
- 21 November 2015 — 28 March 2016 *on now
Michael Eden uses cutting-edge 3D printing technology to create objects inspired by historical themes. Eden will create a visually spectacular display on the Ballroom table, including new work influenced by the Holburne and its surroundings, exploring advancements in science and the arts, the Lunar Society, and the lavish experience of dining in the 18th century.
- 26 February 2016 7-8pm
Join artist-maker Michael Eden as he discusses his artistic practice with Catrin Jones, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Holburne. The evening will explore how Eden’s work engages with both historical material – objects and literature – and also very modern processes and design ideas.
- Any age
£10/£8/ FREE to Holburne Contemporaries
Ceramics and New Technologies
- 26 February 2016 10am-5pm
A symposium exploring the impact of new technologies in contemporary ceramics, to accompany the exhibition History Re-printed.
Places are limited
please book early to avoid disappointment.
- Not suitable for children
Bookings from 6 October 2015 T 01225 388560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket £30/£20concs/£10 students (1 accompanying tutor free with 5 or more students).
Take part in The Holburne Museum of Art's Saturday morning workshops for children aged 7-11 years. Sessions run 10.30-12.30 or 13.00-15.00. Each month's art and craft activities take a seasonal theme to explore a rull range of art mediums.
How to obtain
Booking is essential. Contact Sue Puntis on 01225 820829 or email@example.com. Each session is £7.50.
Creative workshops once a fortnight for pre-school children and their adult to explore singing, storytelling, making things and being together. Babies welcome but one-to-one experience essential, so other siblings must be looked after elsewhere. Sessions take place on Mondays and Fridays alternately, with one session every fortnight at 10.30-12.00 or 13.00-14.30. Check the website for a comprehensive calendar of Toddlealong events.
How to obtain
Booking in advance is essential and can be done by contacting Sue Puntis on firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01225 820829.
Great Pulteney Street