Families

Family Activities Gallery Drawers

Activity Drawers

Discover activity drawers throughout the extension galleries. Spot the fake objects and guess what others are made from; children of all ages love exploring the activity drawers, with magnifying glasses to help where needed.

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Sackler Discovery Centre

Get creative in the Sackler Discovery Centre with fun, free activities inspired by our current exhibitions.

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Family Activity Bags

Borrow an activity pack for just £3. Designed to help the whole family explore the Museum together. Go on a ‘Grand Tour’ of the Museum or become an Art Explorer. We have just introduced a bag for the Under 5s.

A voyage around the Holburne

Family Trails

Explore the collection with a Museum Trail; choose from ‘A Voyage Around the Holburne’ or ‘Animals Everywhere’ – just 50p each.

Exhibitions

Children under 5 go free to our charged for temporary exhibitions.

Facilities
Both our male and female toilets have baby-changing facilities.
For the safety of the collections, pushchairs cannot be taken into the galleries but can be left at Reception.
The museum is fully accessible. We have parking for Blue Badge holders and a wheelchair can be booked in advance of your visit.

Shop
Our shop is full of creative art inspired purchases for pocket money prices.

Please contact us if you have any questions by phone tel 01225 388569 or by email enquiries@holburne.org

February – October 2017

Families Family Workshops Learning
February 20, 2017 – May 22, 2017 all-day
Arty Babies (Up to 9 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. BLOCK 1 20 February to 27 March £60 (6 week block) NOW FULLY BOOKED BLOCK 2 24 April to 22 May NOW FULLY BOOKED £40 (4 week block; excluding 1 May)
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 24, 2017 – July 10, 2017 all-day
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 24 APRIL– MON 22 MAY, 4 WEEKS, excluding 1 MAY) £40 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 12 JUNE – MON 10 JULY, 5 WEEKS, £50)...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 25, 2017 – July 11, 2017 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 25 APR – TUES 23 MAY, 5 WEEKS) £50 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 13 JUNE – TUES 11 JULY, 5 WEEKS) £50 CLICK HERE...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 28, 2017 – July 14, 2017 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 28 APRIL– FRI 26 MAY, 5 WEEKS, £50) CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (9 JUNE – FRI 14 JULY, 6 WEEKS, £60) CLICK HERE TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI 28 APRIL...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 28, 2017 – July 14, 2017 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 28 APRIL – FRI 26 MAY, 5 WEEKS) £50 CLICK HERE FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 9 JUNE – FRI 14 JULY, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE TO...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) Perfect Prints FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
6 May Perfect Prints Discover William Holburne’s permanent collection and take inspiration to create a unique mono-print using a range of exciting marks.
Families Featured
May 7, 2017 @ 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 expert nurseries: Chase Plants In Cover Foxley Road Nurseries The Mead Nursery Special Plants Wild Thyme Also displaying work from: CharlieCaffyn Furniture Willow...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) Beautiful Bruegel Flowers FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
20 May Beautiful Bruegel Flowers Delve into the wonderful flower paintings in the exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. Create a fabric collage using the works for inspiration.
Families Family Workshops
June 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Collage a Photo Frame @ The Holburne Museum
Join artist Paula Tew to discover the art of collage. Decorate an oval frame with a beautiful garland of flowers – inspired by a painting in the exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. Suitable for children over 5 years; all children...
Families Family Workshops Learning
June 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club  Picture-Perfect Portraits @ 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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
June 12, 2017 – July 10, 2017 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. BLOCK 1 12 June – 10th July, (5 week block, £50) TO BOOK CLICK INTO TICKETS BLOCK ON RIGHT    
Families Family Workshops Learning
June 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Nature Inspires @ 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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
July 8, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Summer Scenery @ 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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Autumnal Art @ 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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Tremendous Textiles @ 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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Print the Holburne @ 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...

Free Admission to The Collection

The heart of the present day Collection was formed by Sir Thomas William Holburne (1793-1874). As a second son, Thomas William (generally known as William) first pursued a naval career. He ultimately inherited the Baronetcy in 1820 following the death of his elder brother, Francis, at the Battle of Bayonne in 1814.

In 1882 this collection of over 4,000 objects, pictures and books was bequeathed to the people of Bath by Holburne’s sister, Mary Anne Barbara Holburne. One of the Holburne’s main purposes is to preserve the things that have been entrusted to our care. The Collection if free to view.

Garden Cafe

Come and see us in the Garden Cafe at The Holburne Museum. The cafe is run by Benugo and shares the Museum’s opening hours, with the last order taken half an hour before we close. We are happy to supply free drinking water and high chairs and our menu includes kids’ packed lunches.