Holburne Museum

Holburne Museum

Brief Description of Organisation

The Holburne is one of the UK’s best-loved independent art galleries and museums, founded in 1882 as Bath’s first public art gallery. Our collection includes over 9,000 objects and works of art. We put creativity at the heart of everything we do and our vision is 'Changing Lives Through Art'.

Full Description of Organisation

The Holburne Museum is home to Pathways to Wellbeing, a museum-based community engagement programme with art at its heart. Along with our Bath Museum Partners (Bath Abbey, American Museum & Gardens and Bath Preservation Trust) we support people with lived experience of mental health issues, social isolation and homelessness to engage with local heritage and creative art activities, delivering measurable improvements in mental health and wellbeing. 

We aim to bring museums, art galleries and mental health and support organisations together to work in partnership across the city of Bath. Four different Pathways groups meet at the Holburne and partner museums, offering people the chance to try art for the first time and explore their creativity in supported, safe and inspiring spaces. The programme offers long-term support and engagement opportunities and recognises that life-transforming change happens over time as trust and confidence are built.

 

Holburne Museum

Brief Description of Organisation

The Holburne is one of the UK’s best-loved independent art galleries and museums, founded in 1882 as Bath’s first public art gallery. Our collection includes over 9,000 objects and works of art. We put creativity at the heart of everything we do and our vision is 'Changing Lives Through Art'.

Holburne Museum