What’s On

February – October 2017

Exhibition
February 11, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
Bruegel Defining a Dynasty Exhibition @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
The Holburne Museum is proud to announce the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty will unravel the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the...
Exhibition
March 11, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
Anne Desmet RA @ The Holburne Museum
Wirth Gallery Free Distinguished wood engraver Anne Desmet presents a series of journeys through time. These recent prints and mixed media collages will take you to New York, London and an imaginary beyond, exploring the tones and textures of changing...
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) FULLY BOOKED @ 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  FULLY...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
June 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Flemish Painting Methods  @ The Holburne Museum
The painting methods Flemish artists in the 15th and 16th centuries The lecture will focus on the painting practices of Flemish artists of the 15th to 16th century. During this period oil painting emerged as the dominant painting medium; prior...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
June 3, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
The Mixed Technique of Egg Tempera and Oil FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
Saturday 3 June, 10.30am – 5pm and Sunday 4 June 11am – 4.30pm Discover the traditional painting techniques used by Flemish artists of the 15th and early 16th centuries, who brought together egg tempera and oil, integrating the virtues of...
Learning Young People
June 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Bronze Arts Award - Information Morning @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
This is an opportunity for parents and young people to find out more about Arts Award and the activities planned for the week, see examples of previous Arts Award portfolios and ask questions! (no obligation). The information morning is free...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club  Picture-Perfect Portraits 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...
Featured Music
June 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Northern Lights: An Evening with Noctis @ The Holburne Museum
Noctis are delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed pianist, Maria Garcia, for their Summer concert exploring the works of several prominent figures in the contemporary choral music scene, including Eriks Esenvalds, Ola Gjeilo and Jussi Chydenius. The programme will explore how...
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    
Learning Workshop Young People
June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass - Still Life Painting in Acrylics  @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Saturday 17 June, 10 – 4pm Still Life Painting in Acrylics £30 (all materials included) – (maximum 12 places) Join artist Jan Byrne to learn tips and techniques for painting with acrylics and, taking inspiration from the works of Dutch...
Exhibition
June 23, 2017 – October 1, 2017 all-day
Tapestry Here and Now @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
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...
In Conversation Talk
June 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Lady Deirdre Dyson  @ The Holburne Museum
Join artist and carpet designer Lady Deirdre Dyson In Conversation with Adrian Tinniswood to discover the inspirations behind her magnificent carpets, and the processes involved in translating her painted designs into woven form. The evening will reveal how an engagement...
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...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
July 15, 2017 @ 10:15 am – 4:15 pm
Introduction to Tapestry Weaving  @ The Holburne Museum
In this exciting and lively one day tapestry weaving workshop with master weaver Caron Penney, students will investigate basic weaving techniques suitable for beginners including hatching and colour blending, the foundations to tapestry. By the end of the workshop students...
Learning Young People
July 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am – August 5, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Bronze Arts Award Week (for 11-16 year olds) @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | United Kingdom
Monday 31 July – Saturday 5 August 9.30am- 4.30pm (Saturday 6 August, 9.30am – 1pm) £250 (maximum of 10 places available) Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification which supports young people to develop their creativity, communication and leadership skills...
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...
Learning Young People
September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs) - Tapestry @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Saturday 23 September, 10 – 4pm Tapestry £30 (all materials included) – maximum 10 places Learn to create your own tapestry on a hand held frame with textile maker Julie Roberts. Try a range of knotting and weaving techniques and...
Exhibition Study Day Talk
September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tapestries: The Narratives of our Times @ The Holburne Museum
To celebrate Tapestry: Here & Now, the Holburne is delighted to bring together a distinguished panel of international speakers, many of them exhibiting artists. The symposium will explore the relevance of tapestry as a means of conveying the narrative of...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Tremendous Textiles FULLY BOOKED @ 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...
Music
October 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Musician Astronomer and his Friends @ The Holburne Museum
The Musician/Astronomer and his Friends: The Private Music of Herschel, Linley, Jackson and others in Bath in the 1760s and ‘70s. Sara Stowe (Harpsichord and Fortepiano) Ibi Azziz (Cello and Viola da Gamba) Simon Koderand (Violin) Matthew Spring (Guitars) Bath...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Print the Holburne 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...

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.