Holburne Museum

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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.
Unknown Artist: A market Women with Fruit. Eighteen century. Pastel on paper. 81.3X66 cm © The Holburne Museum

A Handful of Dust

  • 13 February — 18 September 2016 *on now

As part of our ‘100 Years Here’ celebrations, the Holburne will be exhibiting some of its rarely-shown but exquisitely beautiful eighteenth-century British portraits in pastel. This mixture of china clay, plaster and pigment is little more than coloured dust, yet when applied to paper the effect can be magical.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

The Holburne Museum
Great Pulteney Street
Bath
BA2 4DB
England

Additional info

The Museum is fully accessible and we offer spaces within our pay & display car park for Blue Badge holders

Website

http://www.holburne.org/events/a-handful-of-dust/?instance_id=8634

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). Young Woman Seated.1876. Oil on canvas (66 x 51 cm).

Impressionism: Capturing Life

  • 13 February — 5 June 2016 *on now

An exquisite new exhibition curated by the Holburne Museum’s Director, Jennifer Scott, which brings together 28 masterpieces from British public collections to celebrate the Impressionists’ observations of humanity.The show centres on figurative paintings by some of the artists that exhibited at the first Impressionist exhibition of 1874, including Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. Significant loans from, among others, Tate, The National Gallery, London and The Scottish National Gallery feature alongside the Holburne’s works on paper by the important but often overlooked British Impressionist Sir George Clausen, founder-member of the New English Art Club.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Where

The Holburne Museum
Great Pulteney Road
Bath
BA2 4DB

Additional info

The Museum is fully accessible and we offer spaces within our pay & display car park for Blue Badge holders.

Admission

£10/£9 concs (£8.50/£7.50 without voluntary contribution)

Website

http://www.holburne.org/events/impressionism-capturing-life-2/?instance_id=8736

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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