The Holburne Museum



  • All The Family
  • Under 5s
  • School Age
  • Adults






Welcome to Bath’s Holburne Museum, open daily 10am - 5pm (Sunday and Bank Holiday 11am - 5pm). There’s an admission charge to visit the Holburne’s collection, displays and exhibitions on the first and second floor galleries. Admission is free from 3pm - 5pm every Wednesday and from 5pm - 9pm the last Friday in the month.

We believe enjoyment of the arts changes people’s lives. Our aim is to encourage this enjoyment by caring for, understanding, developing, displaying and interpreting our collection, building and site. We aim to reach as wide a public as possible by providing a welcoming, intimate experience of the arts; creating exhibitions, events and educational activities of outstanding quality, impact and imagination. We are confident, adventurous and innovative!

For Families

We offer lots of free hands on activities in the Museum, including an animal trail, as well as a host of creative workshops that can be booked in advance. See our family What’s On>>

We have a remarkably varied collection of fine and decorative art, mainly dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, and including Sir William Holburne’s notable Old Master paintings, Italian maiolica and bronzes, gems, European and English porcelain and silver from England and the Continent. For more information see The Collection

Garden Cafe

Visit us in the Garden Café, run by Benugo and located at the rear of the Holburne Museum. Filled with natural light, the café opens onto the historic Sydney Gardens and is the perfect spot in which to relax after a day at the museum.

Seasonal, fresh food is the focus of the Garden Café and our range of light meals, quiches and soups have all the ingredients for a delicious lunch. Enjoy a cup of Benugo coffee or loose leaf tea with a cake or one of our freshly baked pastries and scones. Winner of the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, the Garden Café will make your trip to the Holburne Museum a truly indulgent one.

Cafe opening hours:

  • 10am - 5pm (11am -5pm Sunday and Bank Holidays)
  • Last orders: 4.30pm

Chairs and tables by the glass walls of the Garden Cafe

Opening Hours

  • We are open daily 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday and Bank Holiday 11am - 5pm
  • Closed 24th - 26th December and 1st January

General Admission Prices

There is an admission charge to visit the Holburne collections, displays and exhibitions on the first and second floors. The cover charge includes all exhibitions.

General Admission Prices for the Holburne Museum are as follows:

  • Full Price £12.50 (including Donation) £11 (without donation)
  • Concessions: £7 (including Donation) £5.50 (without donation)
  • Art Fund
  • 18- 25 year Olds
  • NSU Card Holders

Free Entry for:

  • 18 and under / Friends and Patrons of the Holburne Museum / Students & Staff of University of Bath and Bath Spa University/ Adults accompanying a disabled visitor.
  • Groups of + 10 £11.50 (including donation ) £10 (without donation)

The Museum is FREE to enter for everyone on Wednesday afternoons 3pm – 5pm and during our Up Late’s on the last Friday in the Month, 5pm – 9pm (excluding December)

Book your general Admission tickets here GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET

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