National Art Pass holder is Holburne's 100,000th visitor!

  • 16 December 2011

The Holburne Museum in Bath, which re-opened after a three-year building project on 14 May has welcomed their 100,000th visitor, who happened to be carrying a National Art Pass.

Holburne Museum, Bath

Holburne Museum, Bath

The Holburne Museum in Bath, which re-opened after a three-year building project on 14 May has welcomed their 100,000th visitor, who also happened to be carrying a National Art Pass.

2011 has been an exciting year for the museum which not only celebrated the completion of its restored eighteenth-century home but also opened a spectacular modern extension. The building project has been a great success and reaching this 100,000 milestone has exceeded their annual target of 90,000 visitors five months in advance.

National Art Pass holder, Isobel Scott-Clarke was the lucky 100,000 visitor to be welcomed by the Museum. Surprised and happy Isobel said, "I’m pretty stunned to be the 100,000th visitor to the Holburne, but it is really exciting and lovely.”

These new spaces have transformed the Holburne's programme of exhibitions and events over the last few months. Alexander Sturgis, The Museum’s Director notes, “It’s been an amazing year for the Museum and we are all thrilled that we’ve hit this milestone before Christmas. What is even more encouraging than the numbers flooding through our door is that they seem to like what they find and the feedback we’ve been getting from visitors has been endlessly uplifting." Congratulations to the Holburne Museum team!

The Holburne Museum features in our Winter Wonderlands feature about Christmas events across the country.

You can receive 50% off the museum's exhibition Gainsborough's Landscapes: Themes and Variations with a National Art Pass. The exhibition closes on 4 January 2012.