What’s On

June – October 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
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...
Family Workshops
August 13, 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 Travelling Light...
Family Workshops
August 14, 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 My Journey...
Family Workshops
August 24, 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. Animals in Art – a week inspired by the numerous animals featured in the Holburne collection Animal Antics –...
Family Workshops
August 25, 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. Animals in Art – a week inspired by the numerous animals featured in the Holburne collection Animal Theatricals –...
Family Workshops
August 26, 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. Animals in Art – a week inspired by the numerous animals featured in the Holburne collection Wild Beasts! Go...
Family Workshops
Days packed full of fun; creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, led by our experienced team of artists. Animals in Art – a week inspired by the numerous animals featured in the Holburne collection Creative Print Collages...
Family Workshops
August 28, 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. Animals in Art – a week inspired by the numerous animals featured in the Holburne collection Wild Things! Taking...
Adults Exhibition Music
August 28, 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 Featured Talk
September 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Laura Ellen Bacon @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Join sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon as she discusses her work with Stephen Feeke, Director New Art Centre, Roche Court where her work has previously been displayed. The evening will reveal an insight into both Laura’s practice and the practicalities of...
Family Workshops
Pen and Ink Perfection Develop confident, expressive pen and ink drawings based on objects from the collection.
Lunchtime Concert Music
September 8, 2015 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Helen Coombs (harpsichord and fortepiano) “A man who has not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what is expected a man should see.” Dr Johnson Long before the Grand Tour of the...
Exhibition Featured Talk
September 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Canaletto: Celebrating Britain @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Explore how the astonishing works Canaletto painted during his stay in Britain of 1746-55 were designed to celebrate a newly-confident, eclectic and booming Britain. Dr Steven Parissien is Director of Compton Verney, an established authority on Georgian art and curator...
Family Workshops
September 12, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cityscape Construction Inspired by Canaletto’s cityscapes, produce your own relief- constructed building then work in small groups to design a map of your fantasy city.
Family Workshops
September 13, 2015 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
A workshop with artist Laura Jones Find out about the history of Venetian masks and decorate your own eye-mask to take home. Please note that all children must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Music
September 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The music of Emma’s world is brought to life in this entertaining programme of songs, arias and readings.
Exhibition Talk
September 21, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Canaletto: Celebrating Britain sheds new light on history. During a period of instability Britain and America sought confidence from a past hero in Alfred the Great, the best-known Anglo-Saxon ruler. From landscape gardens, to opera and ballet, history paintings and...
Family Workshops
Sculptural Drawing Work on a large scale, exploring form using charcoal and chalk.
Lunchtime Concert Music
September 22, 2015 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Evelyn Strasburger and Charles Wiffen return to the Holburne with a programme of songs from all over the world on the subject of sleep, of dreams and of night. Music from Handel, Barber, Rachmaninov, Liszt, Faure, Strauss, Britten, Tchaikovsky and...
Adults Exhibition Music
September 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
September 26, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wonderful Willow Create a small willow artefact inspired by willow sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon, and add your own unique embellishment
Families Family Workshops
October 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Take part in a magical day of wild and whacky drawing activities as the Holburne comes alive with everything from fairytale heroes, princesses and scary monsters. Part of an annual, nationwide event – The Big Draw: Every Drawing Tells a...
Family Workshops
Life Drawing An opportunity to draw from a professional life model to explore the human form.
Lunchtime Concert Music
October 6, 2015 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Musicke in the Ayre: Philippa Neaverson (soprano) & Din Ghani (lute) As well as songs about the torment of cruel lovers, Philippa and Din perform works celebrating hope, joy and contentment in love. They also include songs that recognize the...
Family Workshops
October 10, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Beautiful Botanics Using the Holburne’s varied collection of botanical imagery, create large scale drawings exaggerating the exquisite details.
Family Workshops
October 11, 2015 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
I Work With Decoupage @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Meet the artist Jan Byrne Jan mixes a range of techniques and materials to form her sculptures. Come and learn how to decoupage a pebble with beautiful, everyday materials.
Adults Collection Talk
October 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Guardi Collection Highlight @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Each season we select a highlight from the Holburne’s rich and varied collection. This Summer the spotlight is on Coast Scene painted by Francesco Guardi in Venice around 1760. Join the Museum’s Director, Jennifer Scott, to discover more about this...
Adults Learning Music
October 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Loder Family and Music in Provincial Britain Study Day The Holburne Museum (Bath, UK) £35 | Student concession £10 Organised by Bath Spa University’s Centre for Musical Research in collaboration with the Holburne Museum. A celebration of the Loder family...

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.