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September – October 2015

Family Workshops
Pen and Ink Perfection Develop confident, expressive pen and ink drawings based on objects from the collection.
Family Workshops
September 12, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cityscape Construction Inspired by Canaletto’s cityscapes, produce your own relief- constructed building then work in small groups to design a map of your fantasy city.
Family Workshops
September 13, 2015 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
A workshop with artist Laura Jones Find out about the history of Venetian masks and decorate your own eye-mask to take home. Please note that all children must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Family Workshops
Sculptural Drawing Work on a large scale, exploring form using charcoal and chalk.
Family Workshops
September 26, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wonderful Willow Create a small willow artefact inspired by willow sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon, and add your own unique embellishment
Families Family Workshops
October 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Take part in a magical day of wild and whacky drawing activities as the Holburne comes alive with everything from fairytale heroes, princesses and scary monsters. Part of an annual, nationwide event – The Big Draw: Every Drawing Tells a...
Family Workshops
Life Drawing An opportunity to draw from a professional life model to explore the human form.
Family Workshops
October 10, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Beautiful Botanics Using the Holburne’s varied collection of botanical imagery, create large scale drawings exaggerating the exquisite details.
Family Workshops
October 11, 2015 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
I Work With Decoupage @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Meet the artist Jan Byrne Jan mixes a range of techniques and materials to form her sculptures. Come and learn how to decoupage a pebble with beautiful, everyday materials.
Family Workshops
Create a Colour Palette Work from the collection to create your own colour palette, then use this to design a fabric swatch.

Free Admission to The Collection

The heart of the present day Collection was formed by Sir Thomas William Holburne (1793-1874). As a second son, Thomas William (generally known as William) first pursued a naval career. He ultimately inherited the Baronetcy in 1820 following the death of his elder brother, Francis, at the Battle of Bayonne in 1814.

In 1882 this collection of over 4,000 objects, pictures and books was bequeathed to the people of Bath by Holburne’s sister, Mary Anne Barbara Holburne. One of the Holburne’s main purposes is to preserve the things that have been entrusted to our care. The Collection if free to view.

Garden Cafe

Come and see us in the Garden Cafe at The Holburne Museum. The cafe is run by Benugo and shares the Museum’s opening hours, with the last order taken half an hour before we close.