What’s On

August 2016 – February 2017

Exhibition
August 6, 2016 – January 2, 2017 all-day
Linda Brothwell: The Missing @ The Holburne Museum
In a new On the Table commission Linda Brothwell, a pioneer of contemporary British craft skills, will create a playground of textures and colours in stone, wood and metalwork in response to the most intricate works in the Holburne Museum’s...
Families Family Workshops
September 5, 2016 – December 12, 2016 all-day
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only  TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 5 SEP – MON 17 OCT, 7 WEEKS) £70 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 7 NOV – MON 12 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 6, 2016 – December 13, 2016 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
TUESDAYS 10.30- 12 NOON TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 6 SEP – TUES 18 OCT, 7 WEEKS) £70 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 8 NOV – TUES 13 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 9, 2016 – December 16, 2016 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 yrs) FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 9 SEP – MON 21 OCT, 7 WEEKS) £70 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 11 NOV – FRI 16 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BOTH...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 9, 2016 – December 16, 2016 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 yrs) FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
Block Bookings only FRIDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 9 SEP – MON 21 OCT, 7 WEEKS) £70 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 11 NOV – FRI 16 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE TO...
Exhibition
October 22, 2016 – January 22, 2017 all-day
Silver Light and Shade @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
Silver: Light and Shade explores the unique properties of an extraordinary material. Best appreciated when handled and used, silver is lustrous and alive. The colour and patina of silver are affected by the techniques used to work it and the...
Collection Exhibition
November 17, 2016 – March 5, 2017 all-day
Djordje Ozbolt: The Grand Detour @ The Holburne Museum
Acclaimed artist Djordje Ozbolt is telling a new tale, responding directly to the Holburne’s paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. On display throughout the collection and grounds, these works lead us to discover exciting new perspectives on the past and see...
Featured Lunchtime Concert Music
December 6, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A Celebration of English and Festive Song @ The Holburne Museum
Soprano Lucy Simon and pianist Patricia Robertson-Glasgow perform a festive recital of English song from our much-loved native 20th Century composers Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Herbert Howells and Peter Warlock. Enjoy a magical atmosphere of folk-music inspired melodies and Christmas-tide...
Evening Lecture Friends Talk
December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Glory, Azure and Gold @ The Holburne Museum
The stained-glass windows of the Dorset artist Thomas Denny are arguably one of the best kept secrets of the art world. His windows are to be seen in Durham, Gloucester, Hereford and Leicester Cathedrals and in many of England’s finest...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13Yrs) - Christmas Fun at the Holburne FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
17 December Christmas Fun at the Holburne Taking inspiration from the museum’s festive theme you will create your own Yuletide treasures.
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 6, 2017 – March 31, 2017 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 6 JAN – FRI 10 FEB, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 24 FEB – FRI 31 MAR, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 6, 2017 – March 31, 2017 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 6 JAN – FRI 10 FEB, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 24 FEB – FRI 31 MAR, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE TO BOOK...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 7, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ring in a Day @ The Holburne Museum
This one-day silversmithing course will introduce you to some of the basic techniques of silversmithing. Led by Penelope Makower you will create a unique hall-marked silver ring of your own design. Bishopsland is a very small postgraduate college teaching silversmithing....
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) - 3D Landscapes FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
7 January 3D Landscapes Explore the permanent collection of Dutch landscapes to design and make your own pop-up stage set.
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 9, 2017 – March 27, 2017 all-day
Monday Yearlings (12-24 Months) @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 9 JAN – MON 6 FEB, 5 WEEKS) £50 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 20 FEB – MON 27 MAR, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 10, 2017 – March 28, 2017 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months)
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 10 JAN – TUES 7 FEB, 5 WEEKS) £50 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 21 FEB – TUES 28 MAR, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Silverwork Embroidery: Swan Feather Fully Booked @ The Holburne Museum
Create a stunning swan feather design using a range of decorative stitches to build up tones of soft grey and white and combine them with silver metal thread work. This workshop will include tuition on the following techniques: long and...
Collection Featured Talk Tea-time Talk
January 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Curator's Choice: The Mouth of Truth @ The Holburne Museum
How do you cheat a lie detector? Especially a magical flesh-eating one made by the most revered poet of Ancient Rome? Come and find out in this talk exploring one of the museum’s charming Italian Baroque cabinet paintings. Michele Rocca’s...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Making of the Mountain Burn Rosewater Dish @ The Holburne Museum
Illustrating the process of creating the Mountain Burn Rosewater dish, commissioned by the Goldsmiths’ Company, from the inception of the design inspired by the Scottish landscape through design development using 3D models, to making the piece in silver. Enjoy a...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Create your own Silver Pendant @ The Holburne Museum
Metal Clay Taster: Create your own Silver Pendant This workshop is aimed at beginners with little or no experience of metal clay. During the day you will be guided through techniques for using different types of metal clay and the...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) - Sumptuous Silver FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
21 January Sumptuous Silver Come and explore the exquisite Silver exhibition and create a Still Life painting that captures its rare beauty.
Learning Young People
Saturday Art Masterclasses - Explore Silversmithing FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
28 January, 10am – 1pm Explore Silversmithing £20 All materials included (maximum 8 places) An introduction to silversmithing led by Bristol based contemporary jeweller, Emily Gliddon. This half-day workshop will involve shaping and embossing sheet silver whilst learning to use...
Music
January 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winterreise @ The Holburne Museum
WINTERREISE – Franz Shubert Winterreise (Winter Journey) is a song cycle for voice and piano by Franz Schubert written in 1828. It is a sequence of 24 songs set to poems by Wilhelm Müller and is the second of Schubert’s...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club - (5-13 Years) - Crazy Collage FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
4 February Crazy Collage! Enjoy the work of artist Djordje Ozbolt and create a mixed media response
Learning Young People
Saturday Art Masterclasses - Quick Start Art (R) Oil Painting: An Introduction @ The Holburne Museum
4 February, 11am-4pm Quick Start Art(R) Oil Painting: An Introduction £30 All materials included (maximum 12 places) Join artist Rob Lunn and discover this fun and exciting medium, how to mix the right colours and even how to make your...
Exhibition
February 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am – June 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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...

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.