Holburne Museum

A photo of the outside of an impressive Georgian building
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

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.

Admission charges

Permanent collection free of charge.
Charge for temporary exhibitions.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

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.

Website

http://www.holburne.org/events/michael-eden-history-re-printed/?instance_id=7948

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Michael Eden

  • 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10/£8/ FREE to Holburne Contemporaries

Website

http://www.holburne.org/events/michael-eden/?instance_id=7957

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.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Bookings from 6 October 2015 T 01225 388560 or s.hancock@holburne.org
Ticket £30/£20concs/£10 students (1 accompanying tutor free with 5 or more students).

Website

http://www.holburne.org/events/ceramics-and-new-technologies/?instance_id=7953

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Art Club

http://www.bath.ac.uk/holburne/learning/art-club.html

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 s.puntis@bath.ac.uk. Each session is £7.50.

Toddlealongs

http://www.bath.ac.uk/holburne/learning/toddlealongs.html

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 s.puntis@bath.ac.uk or calling 01225 820829.

Holburne Museum
Great Pulteney Street
Bath
Somerset
BA2 4DB
England

Website

www.holburne.org

E-mail

holburne@bath.ac.uk

Telephone

01225 388569

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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