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Made for the Table
Apr 13 – Jul 1 all-day
Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
Made for the Table is a modern table setting featuring contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection alongside other crafts, demonstrating how makers continue to be inspired to make beautiful objects for use. The exhibition explores the sensory experience of the table, from taste and flavour to light and display.

Find out more about Made for the Table at our related events:

Creating Made for the Table Wednesday 13 June 1-2pm

Art & Dine Friday 15 June 6-9.30pm

Golden Age Aroma Tour Friday 22 June 6-9pm

Enjoy a short film made by the Goldsmiths’ Company, A Day in the Workshop of Miriam Hanid, whose work features in the Made for the Table display.

Prized Possessions Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses
May 25 – Sep 16 all-day
Prized Possessions Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom

The National Trust owns some of the finest paintings in Britain by Dutch masters of the Golden Age. Normally seen in the rooms of country houses, the best of these seventeenth-century paintings will be displayed together in a gallery for the first time here at the Holburne.

Prized Possessions will explore what made Dutch art so sought-after among country house owners. The artists flourishing in seventeenth-century Holland mastered many painting genres, from portraits, still lives and landscapes, to religious, maritime, and subject pictures, and the quality of their work attracted patrons and collectors from across Europe. Paintings in the exhibition have been chosen from twelve National Trust houses, ranging from nearby Dyrham Park in South Gloucestershire to Blickling Hall in Norfolk, Dunham Massey in Cheshire and Castle Ward in County Down. They include luminous landscapes by Cuyp and Hobbema, intimate scenes of everyday life by Metsu and De Hooch and the recently rediscovered self-portrait of Rembrandt from Buckland Abbey.

Following the exhibition at the Holburne Museum, Prized Possessions will tour to the Mauritshuis in The Hague and the National Trust’s Petworth House in West Sussex.

Don’t miss our great lectures related to the exhibition. Book now and get free entry to Prized Possessions included in your ticket price from 6-7pm on the day of the talk:

Made in the Netherlands Thursday 28 June 7-8pm

Discovering Rembrandt: Thursday 2 August 7-8pm

The Art of the Dutch Golden Age  Wednesday 5 September 7-8pm

Holburne Up Late
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and garden as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures from our Collection and experience our new exhibition Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust Houses.. Take advantage of our special offer: Enjoy a cocktail in the cafe and admission to our special exhibition for just £10.

Join us for a special Up Late preview of the display Muse: The Museum Inspires, hosted by the students of Bath Spa University

Muse: The Museum Inspires

An exhibition by MA Ceramics and MA Fashion & Textiles students

In partnership with Bath Spa University

Take a second look at the Holburne’s collection through the eyes and work of MA Ceramics and MA Fashion & Textiles students. Whether responding to individual pieces, highlighting objects not usually displayed or commenting on Sir William Holburne himself, this exciting collaboration between Bath Spa University and the Holburne Museum will stimulate new interpretations and ways of looking.





Spring Half Term Art Camp (5-11 year old’s)
May 29 – Jun 1 all-day
Spring Half Term Art Camp (5-11 year old's) @ The Holburne Museum
Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June


£38 per day; £15 discount for booking 4 consecutive days.



Booking Spring Term Holiday Camp is essential, you can book here for the WEEK or choose to book here for INDIVIDUAL DAYS       

For a flavour of what to expect on the day please see our Daily Schedule of Activities           

Booking the night before ? Please read this  Important Information for Parents and complete and bring the Art Camp consent form 2018

Children's University The Holburne Museum
An Evening of Colour
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening of Colour  @ The Holburne Museum

Enjoy an inspiring colour talk from International Colour Consultant, Joa Studholme. Joa will guide you through her top decorating tips, suggesting how to pair neutrals, add striking design statements and create a more cohesive scheme.
£10 (includes entry to Prized Possessions from 6–7pm, Garden Café open for drinks, 6–7pm)

Bath to Baghdad
Jun 14 – Oct 21 all-day
Bath to Baghdad @ The Holburne Museum

Discover the eclectic collection of art formed by Miss Ellen Tanner following her journey to the Middle East in the 1890s. From sumptuous textiles to delicate carved woodwork and lacquer and elaborately decorated metalwork, this collection is on display for the first time following a major conservation project generously funded through the Big Give Christmas Challenge.

In the late 1920s, an unusual gift was given to the Holburne Museum by an extraordinary woman. Miss Ellen Georgiana Tanner donated over 80 items of textiles, metalwork, lacquer and woodwork that she had gathered on her extensive solo travels in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) and Persia (Iran). A small exhibition of items from Miss Tanner’s various gifts to the Holburne sheds light on this varied collection and the extraordinary woman who collected them, as well as giving an opportunity to show some of these extraordinary items for the first time. The value of Miss Tanner’s gift is enhanced due to her accompanying notebooks and diaries that offer a unique sense of place and valuable, and often entertaining, insights into her travels and experiences.

Book now for our related events:

Food & Music: A Taste of PersiaFriday 17 August 6-9pm

Talk: Journey to Persia: Miss Tanner and her Collection, Wednesday 12 September 1-2pm

Film Screening: Letters from Baghdad, Saturday 22 September 6-9pm

Talk: In Search of Adventure: Female Explorers, Past and Present, Thursday 27 September 7-8pm