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.

Sackler Activity Room

Sackler Discovery Centre

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

Family Activity Bags and Drawing in the Galleries

Borrow an activity bag designed to help the whole family explore the Museum together. With 3 themes to choose from you can go on a ‘Grand Tour’ of the Museum or become an Art Explorer. There is also a bag suitable for Under 5s.

Visitors of all ages can borrow a pencil and paper and get creative, drawing in the galleries.

Free Family Trails

Explore the collection with a free Museum Trail

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

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Mick Peter: Old Ghosts

January 14 - May 15
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Old Ghosts  is an exhibition of new work by Glasgow-based artist, Mick Peter. Old Ghosts takes a wry and affectionate look at the idea of history as an industry. In several surprising interventions, inside and outside the Holburne Museum, visitors will encounter amusing tableaux which appear to be cartoons that have come to life. You can book in advance here, or you can also just purchase tickets on arrival at the Museum. Old Ghosts creates a narrative trail through the…

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Free Family Trail – Inspired by Mick Peter!

February 19 - February 20
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Trails are available every weekend and school holiday from 19 February - 15 May 2022.  Explore the museum in a new and playful way with our free family trail, inspired by our current exhibition Mick Peter: Old Ghosts.  Collect your trail for free from the museum front desk and get creative!  

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Arty Fun for Families – Mick Peter Drop-in

February 22 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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A morning of FREE creative activities - open to all! No need to book just drop-in and get making.  Join us for a morning of creative family fun inspired by our exciting contemporary exhibition- Mick Peter: Old Ghosts. Be inspired by one of our creative facilitators - on hand to share ideas and get you feeling arty as you make your own Mick Peter masterpiece. Tuesday 22nd February - Running 10am-1pm in the Clore Learning Room (ask front desk where to…

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Arty Fun for Families – Mick Peter Drop-in

February 24 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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A morning of FREE creative activities - open to all! No need to book just drop-in and get making.  Join us for a morning of creative family fun inspired by our exciting contemporary exhibition- Mick Peter: Old Ghosts. Be inspired by one of our creative facilitators - on hand to share ideas and get you feeling arty as you make your own Mick Peter masterpiece. Thursday 24th February - Running 10am-1pm in the Clore Learning Room (ask front desk where to…

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Family Takeover Day – Inspired by Mick Peter

April 23
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Join us for a special day at The Holburne Museum especially for families in celebration of our new exhibition Mick Peter: Old Ghosts. No need to book- just come in on the day! On Saturday 23rd April enjoy:- Free entry to the museum for all families! Explore the museum and gardens with a free Mick Peter family trail - collect from the museum front desk. Free family creative drop-ins . Enjoy making and playing in our sessions led by our…

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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.

Chairs and tables by the glass walls of the Garden Cafe

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.

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