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May – September 2018

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...
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...
Dutch Still-Life Oil Painting Masterclass FULLY BOOKED @ 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 (5-11yrs) FULLY BOOKED @ 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 WED 25 JULY -FULLY BOOKED THURS 26 JULY -FULLY BOOKED FRIDAY 27 JULY -FULLY BOOKED Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by...
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 featured
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 featured
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...
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
Jul 30 – Aug 3 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
Due to popular demand we are now offering four Art Camp weeks packed full of fun, creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions and led by our experienced team of artists. BOOKING      TUESDAY 31 JULY – FULLY...
Discovering Rembrandt @ The Holburne Museum
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
Join Christine Sitwell as she talks about the technical analysis and curatorial research involved in re-attributing a forgotten self-portrait by Dutch master, Rembrandt, at a National Trust property in 2014. The painting, Self-portrait wearing a white featured bonnet, is the...
Summer Art Camp (For 5-11 yrs) @ The Holburne Museum
Aug 6 – Aug 10 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
Monday 6 to Friday 10 August 9am-4pm TUESDAY 7 AUG – FULLY BOOKED WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST – FULLY BOOKED Booking Summer Art Camp is essential. You can book for the week (click button on right) or BOOK HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL DAYS. Days...
Bronze Arts Award Week for 11-16 year old's FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | United Kingdom
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – Aug 11 @ 4:30 pm Learning Young People
Monday 6 August – Saturday 11 August FULLY BOOKED – FOR WAITING LIST PLEASE PHONE 01225 388568 9.30am- 4.30pm (Saturday 11 August, 9.30am – 1pm) £250 (maximum of 10 places available) Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification which supports young...
Pop Up Cinema @ The Holburne Museum
Aug 9 – Aug 12 all-day Adults Cinema Families
One of the best things in life has to be enjoying a fabulous film framed by a backdrop of stars, surrounded by the horticultural heaven of the Holburne’s grounds. This August The Little goes free range, as we bring four...
Summer Art Camp for 5-11 Yrs @ The Holburne Museum
Aug 13 – Aug 17 all-day Family Workshops
Monday 13 to Friday 17 August 9am-4pm MONDAY 13 AUGUST -FULLY BOOKED WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST – FULLY BOOKED Booking Summer Art Camp is essential. You can book for the week (click button on right) or chose to book for individual days here....
A Taste of Persia @ The Holburne Museum
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Exhibition Food Music
For one night only, sample the tastes and sounds of Persia in our Garden Café with food from our neighbour Simi of Simi’s Kitchen and traditional Middle Eastern folk music from Mazaj. Inspired by our new display, Bath to Baghdad: A...
Colourscape @ The Holburne Museum
Aug 20 – Aug 29 all-day Adults Families Music featured
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...
Let us Dance Let us Sing @ The Holburne Museum
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Music
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...
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Aug 31 @ 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....
The Art of the Dutch Golden Age @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Exhibition In Conversation Talk
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...
Craft a Bold Beaded Necklace @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Adults Workshop
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.
Journey to Persia: Miss Tanner and her Collection @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Exhibition Talk
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...
Gin Garden @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Adults Featured featured
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...
His Majesty’s 33rd Regiment of Foot @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm Families
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...
Saturday Art Club - Characters in Clay @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 15 @ 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...
One Last Song @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Music
One last song – ‘Is not this song worth staying for?’ – Persuasion Rosie Lomas (soprano) At a concert in Bath, eight and a half years after their broken off engagement, Anne Elliot begins to hope against hope that Captain...
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED. BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (17 September -22 October) 6 Weeks, £60 TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (5 November – 10 December) 6 Weeks, £60 TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (17 September – 10 December) 12 weeks, excluding 29 October, £120  ...
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 17 SEP– MON 22 OCT) 6 WEEKS, £60 TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 5 NOV – MON 10 DEC) 6 WEEKS, £60 TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (MON 17 SEP–...
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
Sep 18 – Dec 11 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 18 SEP – TUES 23 OCT) 6 WEEKS, £60  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 6 NOV – TUES 11 DEC), 6 WEEKS £60  TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (TUES 18...
Brightest Day a Cloud @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 18 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm Lunchtime Concert Music
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...
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
Sep 21 – Dec 14 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
FRIDAYS 1- 2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 21 SEP – FRI 26 OCT, 6 WEEKS) £60  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 9 NOV– FRI 14 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60  TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI 21 SEP – FRI 14 DEC, 12 WEEKS) £120    
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | England | United Kingdom
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 21 SEP – FRI 26 OCT, 6 WEEKS) £60 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 9 NOV– FRI 14 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI 21...