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February – July 2018

Lighting Up the Stage: Stars of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum
Feb 2 – Jun 3 all-day Exhibition
William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), a playwright and novelist, began collecting paintings of actors in the 1910s. He built a sizeable and important collection of theatrical portraits, which he displayed in his villa in the south of France. The collection remained...
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
Apr 9 – Jul 9 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
MONDAYS 1pm – 2.30pm Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 9 April – MON 14 May) 5 WEEKS, excluding bank holiday 7 May, £50. FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 4 June – MON 9 July) 6 WEEKS, £60. CLICK HERE....
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
Apr 9 – Jul 9 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 9 APRIL – MON 14 MAY, 5 WEEKS, (excluding 7 May) £50 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 4 June – MON 9 July) 6 WEEKS, £60. CLICK HERE....
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
Apr 10 – Jul 10 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 10 APRIL – TUES 15 MAY) 5 WEEKS (excluding 8 May) £50 NOW FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 5 JUN – TUES 10 JULY) 6 WEEKS £60. CLICK HERE NOW FULLY BOOKED  
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
Apr 13 – Jul 20 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 13 APRIL – FRI 18 MAY), 6 WEEKS, £60 CLICK HERE  FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 8 JUNE– FRI 20 JULY), 7 WEEKS, £70 CLICK HERE  FULLY BOOKED
Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
Apr 13 – Jul 1 all-day Exhibition Featured featured
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...
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
Apr 13 – Jul 20 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 13 APRIL – FRI 18 MAY), 6 WEEKS, £60 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 8 JUNE– FRI 20 JULY), 7 WEEKS, £70 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS  (FRI 13 APRIL–...
Prized Possessions Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
May 25 – Sep 16 all-day Exhibition featured
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...
Spring Half Term Art Camp (5-11 year old's) @ The Holburne Museum
May 29 – Jun 1 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning featured
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...
An Evening of Colour  @ The Holburne Museum
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Evening Lecture Featured Talk featured
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...
Beautiful Boxes @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Families Family Workshops Learning Family Workshop
Enjoy decorating a beautiful keepsake chest in which to keep your own ‘Prized Possessions’ . Inspired by the exhibition Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses, we’ll be exploring relief pattern and simple gilding techniques using metal leaf. (Each...
Saturday Art Club - Floral Fabric @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Families Family Workshops Learning
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...
I will sing of my Love @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 12 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm Lunchtime Concert Music
“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....
Creating Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Exhibition Talk
Georgia Powell, Curator of the exhibition, introduces the inspiration for the Made for the Table display and the story of objects in the show dating back to the 16th century.
Bath to Baghdad @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 14 – Oct 21 all-day Exhibition Featured featured
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...
Art & Dine: Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm Adults Exhibition Talk
A relaxing evening of conversation, food and art. Join Catrin Jones for a glass of wine in our Garden Café and an insight into the display of beautiful contemporary silver in Made for the Table. Enjoy exclusive access to the...
‘Golden Age’ Aroma-Tour @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Adults Exhibition Workshop
In celebration of Made For the Table and Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust, award-winning food historian Tasha Marks, founder of AVM Curiosities, will present the exhibitions as a treat for the senses. Drawing the two displays together...
Saturday Art Club - Dinner with Design @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Families Family Workshops Learning
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...
Made in the Netherlands @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
Made in the Netherlands: Seventeenth-Century Paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague This lecture offers a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the explosion of talent that took place within the cities of the Dutch republic in the...
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Exhibition Music
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....
Bronze Arts Award - Information Morning @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | United Kingdom
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Learning Young People
This is an opportunity for parents and young people to find out more about Arts Award and the activities planned for the week, see examples of previous Arts Award portfolios and ask questions! (no obligation). BOOKING ESSENTIAL NOW FULLY BOOKED...
Dutch Masters: Flower Arranging Workshop @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Adults Exhibition Workshop
Create your own Dutch-inspired floral arrangement in this workshop led by Rachel Wardley, founder of the Bath-based Talullah Rose Flower School. Beginning with a guided tour of the exhibition, Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust, Rachel will demonstrate...
Consonant Connections @ The Holburne Museum
Jul 3 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm Lunchtime Concert Music
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...
Saturday Art Club - Flowers 'n' Fruit @ The Holburne Museum
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Families Family Workshops Learning
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...
Ring in a Day  @ The Holburne Museum
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Adults Workshop
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...
Dutch Still-Life Oil Painting Masterclass @ The Holburne Museum
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – Jul 29 @ 4:30 pm Adults Exhibition Workshop
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...
Summer Art Camp @ The Gardener's Lodge
Jul 25 – Jul 27 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 July 9am-4pm £38 per day Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch, wear appropriate clothes for art...
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs): Creative Portrait Drawing  @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Learning Young People
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...
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Exhibition Music
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....
Delft-tile Painting  @ The Holburne Museum
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Adults Workshop
Join Piet van den Beuken to enjoy a brief history of the Dutch Delft tile. Learn about the design influences and how the tiles were made and used throughout history for decorative and practical purposes. Starting with blank, unglazed ceramic...