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.
Some of our gallery spaces are a little bit small and navigation with pushchairs could be difficult for you. Please speak to one of gallery attendants if you face any problems as they will be more than happy to help.
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

April – October 2018

Families Family Workshops Learning
April 9, 2018 – July 9, 2018 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
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....
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 9, 2018 – July 9, 2018 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 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....
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 10, 2018 – July 10, 2018 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
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  
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 13, 2018 – July 20, 2018 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
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       
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 13, 2018 – July 20, 2018 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
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–...
Families Family Workshops Learning
May 29, 2018 – June 1, 2018 all-day
Spring Half Term Art Camp (5-11 year old's) @ The Holburne Museum
Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June 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 APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.  BOOKING...
Families Family Workshops Learning
June 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Beautiful Boxes @ The Holburne Museum
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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
June 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Floral Fabric @ 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 23, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Dinner with Design @ 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 7, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Flowers 'n' Fruit @ 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 25, 2018 – July 27, 2018 all-day
Summer Art Camp @ The Gardener's Lodge
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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
July 30, 2018 – August 3, 2018 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
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             ...
Families Family Workshops Learning
August 6, 2018 – August 10, 2018 all-day
Summer Art Camp @ The Holburne Museum
Monday 6 to Friday 10 August 9am-4pm Booking Summer Art Camp is essential. You can book for the week (click button on right) or BOOK HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL DAYS. Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and...
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...
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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 29, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Travels in Textiles @ 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
October 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Autumn Inspiration @ 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...

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.