Holburne Museum


Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Avon, BA2 4DB

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The Holburne’s mission statement is ‘Changing Lives through Art’, signalling its commitment to opening up the enjoyment of art to people of all ages and from every walk of life. The Holburne was founded in 1882 with the gift of Sir William Holburne’s collection of 16th and 17th century Italian and Dutch paintings, silver, sculpture, furniture, porcelain and diverse objets d’art of national and international significance. That founding gift has been augmented with a collection of 18th century paintings by such artists as Gainsborough, Lawrence, Ramsay, Stubbs and Zoffany.

Set within the historic Sydney Pleasure Gardens, the Museum reopened in May 2011 after ambitious renovations and with a new, award-winning extension by Eric Parry Architects. The Holburne has since secured a national reputation as an outstanding museum which holds critically acclaimed exhibitions. Its programme of exhibitions, commissions and events sets out to bring to Bath great art of all periods and from around the world, seeking to set the art of the past in dialogue with contemporary practice in exciting and dynamic new ways.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
18 and underFree
Adult Ticket£5.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Accessible Lift
  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • First Aid

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Drop Off / Pick Up Point

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

On Foot We are a ten minute walk from the centre of town along Great Pulteney Street, one of the most beautiful Georgian streets in the country.

By Train We are a 15 minute stroll from Bath Spa Train Station, through the historical city of Bath and down Great Pulteney Street towards Sydney Gardens.

By Bike We have bike racks and the cycle along the canal is a wonderful way to reach us.

By Car We have a very small pay & display car park for Museum visitors and a number of free disabled parking spaces for Blue Badge holders. There is a charge, and the car park is regularly checked by traffic wardens. It is useful to have change ready. Charges apply from 8am to 6pm daily. Our gates are locked at 6pm. Up to 2 hours £3.50, 2 to 3 hours £5, 3 to 4 hours £7, 4 to 6 hours £8.50, 6 to 8 hours £10.50, 8 to 10 hours £12.50.

By Bus The No.4 to Bathampton, D1 and the No.11 all start from the Bus Station (next to the Railway Station). It can also be boarded opposite the Guildhall in the High Street. Get off at the Holburne Museum stop in Great Pulteney Street and cross the road to the Museum which is ahead of you. To return find the bus stop in Great Pulteney Street, opposite the outgoing one. This bus does not go to the Guildhall on its way back to the Bus Station so get off in North Parade or go all the way to the Bus Station.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00

* Closed 24 to 26 December and 1 January.

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