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February – June 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 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....
Families Family Workshops Learning
May 29, 2018 – June 1, 2018 all-day
Spring Half Term Art Camp (5-11 year old's) @ The Holburne Museum
Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June WEDNESDAY 30 MAY NOW FULLY BOOKED 9am-4pm £38 per day; £15 discount for booking 4 consecutive days. PLEASE NOTE THAT ART CAMP IS NOT RUNNING ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28 MAY  (AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED). WE...
Evening Lecture Featured Talk
May 31, 2018 @ 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...
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...