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February – September 2018

Exhibition Featured
February 9, 2018 – May 7, 2018 all-day
Anthony Fry: A Retrospective @ The Holburne Museum
We are delighted to be showing the first museum retrospective of the painter Anthony Fry (1927-2016), who enjoyed huge commercial success in Britain and America during his lifetime but has not previously been recognised by a major exhibition. Comprising works...
Exhibition Families Family Workshops
March 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Easter Eggstravaganza @ The Holburne Museum
Whatever the weather, be transported to sunnier climes with fun and creative activities inspired by Anthony Fry’s vibrant, colourful paintings: Eastern Eggs – decorate a polystyrene eggs with lovely colours and jewel-like decorations Peacock Easter Baskets – make a special...
Exhibition Talk
April 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rogues and Vagabonds @ The Holburne Museum
Rogues and Vagabonds: The Garrick Club Collection of Theatrical Art Join Carmen Holdsworth-Delgado as she examines the history of the Garrick Club and some of the treasures within, paying particular attention to images of David Garrick and his contemporaries, such...
Friends Music
April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrating Frank Brown (1923-2001) @ The Holburne Museum
Join Nathaniel Mander and Sam Brown as The Friends of the Holburne celebrate Frank Brown’s contribution to the Museum in an informal, intimate evening of music and discussion. They will conjure up the 19th-century salon with musical gems, performed on...
Exhibition Featured
April 13, 2018 – July 1, 2018 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...
Exhibition Lunchtime Concert Music
April 17, 2018 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Music of the Georgian Theatre- CANCELLED @ The Holburne Museum
Join the Florentine Arts Ensemble as they present a programme of music inspired by our temporary exhibition, Lighting Up the Stage: Stars of the Georgian Theatre. This recital will explore the challenges facing the performing artist in 18th Century England....
Exhibition Featured
April 19, 2018 – April 29, 2018 all-day
The Long Way Home @ The Holburne Museum
The Long Way Home reflects on the long journey that refugees across the world undertake when they decide to leave their homes in pursuit of a new place to call “home”. It’s normally the wealthiest, luckiest or strongest ones who...
Music
April 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Shakespeare’s Birthday @ The Holburne Museum
Celebrate William Shakespeare’s Birthday in the elegant surroundings of the Brownsword Picture Gallery. Be entertained by the vocal talents of Operaletta, many of whom enjoy successful solo careers, as they pay their annual visit to the Holburne Museum. They will...
Collection Exhibition Music
April 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Re-Inventing the Souvenir Join us for an exclusive view of exciting, contemporary souvenirs designed by Bath Spa University’s 3D design students in partnership with the Holburne. Enjoy a ‘salon’ of pop-up talks in our Café presented by leading designers, academics...
Families Featured
May 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plant Sale @ The Holburne Museum
Join us for the annual Plant Sale in aid of the Holburne Museum Plants for sale from: Holburne Friends’ Plant stall Chase Plants Foxley Road Nurseries Parham Bungalow Plants Wild Thyme Free advice on planting and care Also displaying work...
Collection Talk
May 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Curator’s Choice: John Smart, Miniaturist @ The Holburne Museum
During the eighteenth century, Britain produced some of the finest portrait miniatures ever made, and none were finer or more compelling than the work of John Smart (1740 – 1811). Come and hear all about this extraordinary artist, described by...
Adults Learning Workshop
May 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Creativity and Wellbeing Coffee Morning  @ The Holburne Museum
Come for a coffee and enjoy beautiful creative activities inspired by some of the treasures of the Holburne’s collection. This event is organised by members of our Pathways to Wellbeing groups and marks Mental Health Awareness Week. These groups are...
Adults Talk
May 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry Reading @ The Holburne Museum
Winner of the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award, Michael Symmons Roberts has also collaborated on a range of celebrated musical collaborations and broadcast work. Join him as he reads from his recent collections, including...
Exhibition
May 25, 2018 – September 16, 2018 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...
Exhibition Featured Music
May 25, 2018 @ 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....
Lunchtime Concert Music
June 12, 2018 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
I will sing of my Love @ The Holburne Museum
“I will sing of my Love”: Scottish and English 18th century Songs for Voice and Historical Harps Anne Lewis and Bill Taylor present a programme of Scottish and English 18th-century songs, airs and dance tunes for voice and historical harps....
Exhibition Talk
June 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Creating Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
JoinGeorgia Powell, Curator of the exhibition Made for the Table  , to find out about the inspiration for the display. Discover more about the contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection as well as the objects dating back to the sixteenth century....
Exhibition Featured
June 14, 2018 – October 21, 2018 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...
Adults Exhibition Tour Workshop
June 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FREE Aroma-Tour @ The Holburne Museum
What does a work of art taste like? Does a painting have a unique smell? Enjoy a sensory exploration of different works of art through taste and smell with award-winning food historian Tasha Marks, founder of AVM Curiosities.This Aroma-Tour will...
Exhibition Featured Music
June 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Drawn to the Holburne Discover the art of drawing in this vibrant Up Late curated by students and staff from the Bath School of Art and Design. Join us for an eclectic mix of pop-up talks, life drawing, hands-on art...
Lunchtime Concert Music
July 3, 2018 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Consonant Connections @ The Holburne Museum
Consonant Connections: A musical perspective on 17th century Anglo-Dutch relationships Explore seventeenth-century Anglo-Dutch music in this lunchtime recital. In honour of our temporary exhibition, Prized Possessions, this recital looks at Constantijn Huygens – musician, poet, art connoisseur and statesman (and...
Adults Workshop
July 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ring in a Day  @ The Holburne Museum
This one-day silversmithing course will introduce you to some of the basic techniques of silversmithing. Led by Penelope Makower, Principle of the Bishopsland Educational Trust, you will create a unique hall-marked silver ring of your own design. Bishopsland is a...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
July 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am – July 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Dutch Still-Life Oil Painting Masterclass @ The Holburne Museum
Learn the working methods of Dutch still-life masters of the 17th century. In this two-day workshop, students will discover how artists of the period constructed a tonal composition using glazes of transparent earth, over which were applied fine layers of...
Learning Young People
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs): Creative Portrait Drawing  @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
Drawing Masterclass: Creative Portrait Drawing £35 (all materials included) – (maximum 10 places) Inspired by portraits in the Prized Possessions exhibition, enjoy a day of explorative drawing, learning about applying different media on a range of different backgrounds to produce...
Families Family Workshops Learning
August 20, 2018 – August 29, 2018 all-day
Colourscape @ The Holburne Museum
Colourscape is a celebration for the senses, an amazing experience of colour, music and light for all ages. 25 interlinked coloured chambers form a labyrinth on the front lawn of the Museum. Put on a cape and immerse yourself in...
Adults Featured
September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gin Garden @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Tasting Note Join Great Western Wine at the Holburne Museum for the inaugural Gin Garden! An opportunity to taste and discuss a wide range of exceptional artisanal and batch gins from around Britain showcasing some of the wonderful gins now...