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

September 2017 – February 2018

Families Family Workshops Learning
September 4, 2017 – December 11, 2017 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
MONDAYS 1pm – 2.30pm Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 4 SEPT – MON 16 OCT, 6 WEEKS, excluding 25 SEPT, £60) CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 30 OCT – MON 11 DEC, 7 WEEKS, £70) CLICK...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 4, 2017 – December 11, 2017 all-day
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 4 SEPT – MON 16 OCT, 6 WEEKS, excluding 25 Sept, £60) CLICK HERE FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 30 OCT – MON 11 DEC, 7 WEEKS, £70) CLICK HERE FULLY...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 5, 2017 – December 12, 2017 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 5 SEPT – TUES 17 OCT, 6 WEEKS excluding 26 Sept) £60 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 31 OCT– TUES 12 DEC,  7 WEEKS) £70  FULLY BOOKED TO...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 8, 2017 – December 15, 2017 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 8  SEP– FRI 20 OCT, 6 WEEKS, excluding 29 Sept, £60) FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 3 NOV – FRI 15 DEC, 7 WEEKS, £70) FULLY BOOKED    
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 8, 2017 – December 15, 2017 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON ALL SESSIONS NOW BOOKED Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 8 SEPT – FRI 20 OCT, 6 WEEKS, Excluding 29 Sept) £60 CLICK HERE  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 3 NOV – FRI 15 DEC, 7 WEEKS)...
Families Family Workshops Young People
October 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am – October 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Half Term at The Holburne @ The Holburne Museum
FAMILY WORKSHOP: Screen Print Op Art! Monday 23 October, 10.30am-12.30pm Join us and create your own screen-printed calico bags £10 Adults/£5 Children*. Book now on 01225 388569   HOLIDAY DROP-INS: Spooky Kaleidoscopes FREE Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 October,10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm...
Exhibition Families Family Workshops
October 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Screen Print Op Art! @ The Holburne Museum
Inspired by the Op art images in our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception, create your own screen-printed calico bags. Learn how to design and cut a simple stencil to create a contemporary screen print. Alternatively bring your...
Families Family Workshops
October 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Families Family Workshops
October 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Families Family Workshops
October 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Families Family Workshops
October 25, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Families Family Workshops Learning
November 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Mini Mementos @ 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
November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Eye-Catching Illusions FULLY BOOKED @ 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
November 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Meets Science: Festive Fun @ The Holburne Museum
Inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception use illusions to make some crazy, unique Christmas decorations to make your trees the trendiest in town! Plus meet experts from the University of Bath to discover the science...
Families Family Workshops Learning
December 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Creative Christmas @ 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
January 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Pointy Paintings @ 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
January 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Monochrome Madness @ 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
February 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Sand 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...

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.