Christmas in the Shop
Pay a visit to the shop to find out our exciting new range of Christmas gifts. These include hand-painted baubles and jewelled embroideries as well as stylish mistletoe and deer shaped hanging decorations. We also have seven different designs of delicate rotating tealight holders that give a touch of mystery to any Christmas table.
In our shop you can find art ideas and books as well as souvenirs and gifts inspired by our collection of decorative arts and eighteenth-century paintings. The books are carefully selected by our director and the gifts range from exclusive artists' work and beautiful nineteenth-century china to good stocking fillers like our nice sandalwood fans.
Our most popular decorative gifts are boxwood Japanese netsuke figures, depicting different animals and mythical creatures. They are hand carved by Japanese artists, every piece is unique and is signed by the author.
Our choice of home-ware and decorative gifts includes handmade pewter spoon and bowl sets from Wiltshire as well as bone china mugs, shopping bags, and linen tea towels with an image of the Georgian facade of the Museum for £9.95, £9.95 and £7.95 respectively. We also sell colourful tin plates decorated with historic designs, including one with our very own ‘tobacco leaf’ design. They are practical, beautiful and inexpensive at only £5.95. They make an ideal choice for garden parties and picnics.
Our range of genuine early nineteenth-century china is sourced by our decorative arts curator, Matthew Winterbottom. The selection includes fine bone china teapots, cups and saucers, jugs, sugar bowls and plates. Most of them have been produced by the Spode factory. Prices start at £25.
Our jewellery includes quirky teapot necklaces, vintage style watch pendants, and most importantly, Holburne exclusive and yet affordable glass earrings and pendants made with love by local glass artist Gill Silversides.
To encourage children of different ages to make the most of their natural talent, we offer a range of finger printing kits, drawing and colouring books, and branded stationery for schoolchildren.
Our Museum Guide Book tells the full story of the Museum, collection and building for £9.95 If you would like to read a copy of our informative and colourful Museum Guide in advance of your visit, please email our Shop Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 388548. The cost of the guide is £9.95 + £2.95 postage and packing. Payment and delivery will be arranged by phone.