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May – October 2018

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
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...
Family Workshops
August 13, 2018 – August 17, 2018 all-day
Summer Art Camp @ The Holburne Museum
Monday 13 to Friday 17 August 9am-4pm Booking Summer Art Camp is essential. You can book for the week (click button on right) or chose to book for individual days here. Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s...
Exhibition Food Music
August 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Taste of Persia @ The Holburne Museum
For one night only, sample the tastes and sounds of Persia in our Garden Café with food from Simi’s Kitchen and traditional Middle Eastern folk music from Mazaj. Inspired by our new display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian...
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...
Music
August 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Let us Dance Let us Sing @ The Holburne Museum
Baroque and Beyond present a programme of seventeenth-century music inspired by our summer exhibition, Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust. This concert will explore the songs and keyboard works of Sweelinck, including his most famous set of variations...
Exhibition Music
August 31, 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....
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Art of the Dutch Golden Age @ The Holburne Museum
Join the National Trust curators behind Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust as they discuss the making of this major international exhibition and share their love for the art of the Dutch Golden Age. £10 (includes entry to...
Adults Workshop
September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Craft a Bold Beaded Necklace @ The Holburne Museum
Craft your own stylish wooden bead necklace. Learn how to paint a variety of minimalist designs and quirky patterns in bold colours, and choose from a selection of beautiful ribbons and cords to create fastenings.
Exhibition Talk
September 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Journey to Persia: Miss Tanner and her Collection @ The Holburne Museum
Ellen Tanner was among the first Western women to travel solo to the Middle East. Discover the story of Miss Tanner’s travels from her first visit in 1894 to her later gifts of Persian art to the Holburne. This talk...
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...
Families
September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – September 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
His Majesty’s 33rd Regiment of Foot @ The Holburne Museum
For the opening weekend of the Jane Austen Festival, re-enactment group, His Majesty’s 33rd Regiment of Foot, will be camping out on the Holburne’s front lawn. Experience what life would have been like for a soldier living in Austen’s time...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Characters in Clay @ The Holburne Museum
A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with our experienced artists, creating something special to take home. There is also the...
Lunchtime Concert Music
September 18, 2018 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Brightest Day a Cloud @ The Holburne Museum
Strings of Joy (Corde di Gioia) present a recital of Regency instrumental music and Lieder, which explores the element of water. With pieces by Franz Schubert, whose music took inspiration from little splashes in a lake to the tremendous strength...
Learning Young People
September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs) - Tin Art @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Saturday 22 September, 11am – 4pm Tin Art Masterclass £30 (all materials included) – (maximum 10 places) Explore Middle Eastern patterns and mark making on tin, inspired by the collection and travels of the intrepid Miss Ellen Tanner. Led by...
Adults Cinema Talk
September 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Letters from Baghdad @ The Holburne Museum
In honour of our new display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art, join us for a screening of Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum’s film, Letters from Baghdad (cert PG), which tells the extraordinary true story of Gertrude Bell...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Search of Adventure: Female Explorers, Past and Present @ The Holburne Museum
Join explorer Jacki Hill-Murphy as she shares her research into history’s untold stories of the brave women who travelled to remote corners of the world in search of adventure. Jacki will recount her own experiences of walking in these women’s...
Exhibition Music
September 28, 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
September 29, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Travels in Textiles FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with our experienced artists, creating something special to take home. There is also the...
Exhibition
October 5, 2018 – January 20, 2019 all-day
Gainsborough and the Theatre
By bringing together some of Thomas Gainsborough’s finest portraits of his friends in the theatre, this exhibition will create a conversation between the leading actors, managers, musicians, playwrights, designers, dancers and critics of the 1760s-80s.  Gainsborough & the Theatre explores...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Autumn Inspiration FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with our experienced artists, creating something special to take home. There is also the...