What’s On

June – August 2015

Exhibition Featured
June 27, 2015 – October 4, 2015 all-day
Canaletto Celebrating Britain @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City, 1750-51. ©-Her-Majesty-Queen-Elizabeth-II-2015. Royal Collection Trust Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768), known popularly as Canaletto, is today remembered as one of Italy’s greatest view painters. His images of Venice were particularly popular...
Exhibition Featured
June 27, 2015 – October 4, 2015 all-day
Murmuration @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Laura Ellen Bacon has transformed the facade of the Holburne Museum with an intricate yet imposing sculpture. Visible from inside and outside the building, its surging, presence evokes the murmuration patterns of swallows and starlings. Murmuration is made entirely from...
Family Workshops
July 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Make a sensory bag for your baby while they explore a safe and colourful environment. Meet other adults for a chat, coffee and to share new creative experiences.
Adults Exhibition Workshop
July 9, 2015 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join our Senior Curator Amina Wright for a tour of Canaletto: Celebrating Britain and enjoy the bustle and beautiful buildings of mid-Georgian London.
Family Workshops
July 10, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Family Workshops
July 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Family Workshops Featured
July 12, 2015 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
I’m a Mosaic Artist @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Learn the tips and techniques for creating beautiful mosaics with artist Emma Leith as she takes you through the design process before getting you started on your own mosaic to take home. Please note that all children must be accompanied...
Family Workshops
July 13, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Learning Talk
July 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Inside the Museum: Learning @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
The Learning Team is the largest department in the Museum. We’re not just about schools; we work with new parents, families, teenagers, community groups – and many more. Find out about the creative and inspiring activities and events that we...
Family Workshops
July 14, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Lunchtime Concert Music
July 14, 2015 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Handel and his Contemporaries @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Lucy Simon (soprano) & Paul Simon (keyboard) An exploration into the music from the time of Canaletto. Arias are performed here by soprano Lucy Simon, accompanied by Paul Simon, with stories of the musicians with whom Canaletto rubbed shoulders in...
Family Workshops
July 17, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Family Workshops
July 17, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Family Workshops
July 18, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mixed Media Museum – Create an image based on the Holburne Museum building using a range of oil and water based media.
Adults Exhibition Workshop
July 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Canaletto WalkAndDraw @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
The day will begin with a tour of our exhibition followed by an exploration of Bath with opportunities to draw the grand Georgian architecture, quiet backwaters, and elevated viewpoints. No previous drawing experience is necessary and materials will be provided....
Exhibition Families Featured Learning Music Workshop
July 24, 2015 – July 26, 2015 all-day
Friday 24 July Study afternoon and evening lecture – see full listings here Celebrating Canaletto Foodie treats outdoors and in from benugo Camera Obscura on the front lawn Punch and Judy 12 noon, 1.45pm & 3.30pm Venetian Mask Masking drop-in...
Adults Learning Talk
July 24, 2015 @ 12:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Come and enjoy three entertaining lectures on Canaletto, his views of London, and the patriotic British architecture of Bath. Celebrating Britain: An Introduction Amina Wright, Senior Curator, the Holburne Museum Canaletto in Buckingham Palace Marion McCauley, former Head of Education...
Adults Exhibition Music
July 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a summer’s evening and after-hours access to our galleries and special exhibitions at our Friday UP LATE. Relax with a drink and enjoy music in the Garden Café or spill out into our gardens and enjoy the evening sun...
Exhibition Talk
July 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Britain that Canaletto encountered was complex. Join Jacqueline Riding as she unravels the politics and drama of the Jacobite Rebellion and its seemingly peaceful aftermath. However, art often reveals the truth. William Hogarth’s paintings suggest that the threat posed...
Adults Exhibition Music
July 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a summer’s evening and after-hours access to our galleries and special exhibitions at our Friday UP LATE. Relax with a drink and enjoy music in the Garden Café or spill out into our gardens and enjoy the evening sun...
Family Workshops
July 27, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Nature Into Art – a week inspired by our Laura Ellen Bacon exhibition Nature’s Nests Taking inspiration from Laura...
Family Workshops
Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Nature Into Art – a week inspired by our Laura Ellen Bacon exhibition Creative Containers Create your own 3D...
Family Workshops
Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Nature Into Art – a week inspired by our Laura Ellen Bacon exhibition Recycle, Reinvent and Revamp Inspired by...
Family Workshops
July 30, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Nature Into Art – a week inspired by our Laura Ellen Bacon exhibition Weaving Willow Inspired by the artist...
Family Workshops
Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Nature Into Art – a week inspired by our Laura Ellen Bacon exhibition Headdresses for A Midsummer Night’s Dream...
Music
July 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Edna Blackwell (Schantz Forte Piano) Geoff Ditcham (Introductions) Just as Canaletto and other Italian artists worked in Italy and England, musicians of that time visited, lived and worked in both countries. Singers from Operaletta present solos and ensembles by 18th-century...
Family Workshops
August 3, 2015 @ 9:30 am – August 7, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
Bronze Arts Award Week (for 11-16 year olds) An intensive week long course with an opportunity to gain the Bronze Arts Award.
Family Workshops
August 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Art Journeys Around the World – a week inspired by the Holburne collection and our Canaletto exhibition Another World...
Family Workshops
Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Art Journeys Around the World – a week inspired by the Holburne collection and our Canaletto exhibition Following Canaletto’s...
Family Workshops
August 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Art Journeys Around the World – a week inspired by the Holburne collection and our Canaletto exhibition Wish you...

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.