Help the HOLBURNE through the corona crisis

by Holburne Museum in Bath, England, United Kingdom

Help the HOLBURNE through the corona crisis


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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 22nd April 2020 at 1:06pm

At this time of crisis the Holburne needs your help more than ever. Please support us.

by Holburne Museum in Bath, England, United Kingdom

Dear friends, art lovers, everyone...

We are the Holburne Museum, one of the best-loved small museums in the UK. We have been at the cultural heart of Bath for over 130 years, bringing art and creativity to millions of people, working within our core belief that we can help to 'Change Lives Through Art'.

On 18 March - to help fight the spread of the coronavirus - we shut our doors, our cafe and our garden with immediate effect. Our programmes are postponed and our Museum is closed.

The Museum is now at risk.

We are an independent museum, with no local or central government funding, and we rely on the support of our visitors and community to survive. It costs £1,300 a day to care for our building and collection alone. As a charity, the loss of all income from tickets, events, our shop and café for an unknown time poses an unprecedented threat to our existence. 

We now need your help. 

If you value art, creativity and culture as much as we do please support us. While we are closed we are doing all we can to keep in touch with our community through creative online activities for everyone - something that will become increasingly important as social isolation expands and deepens. We love keeping in touch with you all, and our belief in and our commitment to art and wellbeing has never felt more important.

Please donate whatever you feel you can.

Take care, and thank you. 

Chris Stephens and the Holburne team x


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

Simply, a big THANK YOU.

It's not much, but we'd love to thank you for your support at this crucial time when we can, with a very big thank you in the Museum. If you can donate more, please do.

£450 or more

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Adopt a Holburne treasure

Play your part in caring for a special Holburne object or painting through this uncertain time. You'll get a little postcard from a curator and a little keepsake, and a huge thank you.

Let's make 'Help the HOLBURNE through the corona crisis' happen

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