Why Museums Matter

Image Credit: Why Museums Matter by Honest Design

Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4DB

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Thursday 07 February 2019 – Sunday 19 May 2019
Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm (11am to 5pm Sunday)
Admission Fee: £12.50 | Concessions
Online, by phone, in person


Tristram Hunt, Sonia Boyce, Maria Balshaw, Chris Stephens In Conversation
11 April 7 to 8pm
Booking essential

On the Ballroom table 7 February to 19 May

We invited visitors and people in our local community to complete the statement ‘Museums matter to me because…’ as a way of understanding what people value about museums and how the role of museums is understood in contemporary society. This exciting installation is a visual response to over 1,000 ideas and comments shared with us.

In the Wirth Gallery 7 February to 22 April

Celebrating the role of museums as places of creative inspiration and our Pathways to Wellbeing programme this display showcases the artwork of people who have engaged with individual objects from the Holburne’s collection. It examines the connection between museums, creativity, mental health and wellbeing. Each piece will reveal a personal connection, exploring how individual objects and opportunities to learn new art skills can inspire creative journeys.

For more information about Pathways to Wellbeing please visit www.holburne.org/pathways-to-wellbeing

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