What’s On

April – September 2017

Families Family Workshops Learning
April 24, 2017 – July 10, 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 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) FULLY BOOKED @ 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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
June 12, 2017 – July 10, 2017 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months) FULLY BOOKED @ 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    
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...
Adults Families Learning Young People
A New Portrait for Bath - A Celebration of Work with Local Schools @ The Holburne Museum
A New Portrait for Bath – a celebration of work with local schools We have been running an exciting Learning and Engagement Programme inspired by an unfinished study of a young man called Arthur Atherley on the verge of leaving...
Adults Exhibition Music
June 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Uplate @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures of our collection...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
June 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Deirdre Dyson  @ The Holburne Museum
Join artist and carpet designer 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 with...
Friends Music
July 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 8:20 pm
Schwanengesang @ The Holburne Museum
This summer, Richard Frewer and David Price are to perform Schubert’s last collection of songs, published after his death. Schwanengesang consists of thirteen songs: six by Ludwig Rellstab, six by Heinrich Heine and one by Johann Seidl. There may be...
Families Family Workshops Learning
July 8, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Summer Scenery 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...
Lunchtime Concert Music
July 11, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Flight of the Firebird @ The Holburne Museum
Nicolai Rimsky -Korsakov was one of the group of Russian composers known as “the Five” and the concert consists of works by him and composers associated with or influenced by him. He was keen on developing a nationalistic style of...
Collection Talk
July 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Curator's Choice: Conservation Stories @ The Holburne Museum
What does a porcelain lady’s chamberpot containing a hidden message and decorated with extraordinary dragon mounts have in common with a modern tapestry woven by designer Edward McKnight Kauffer in 1935? Both have recently undergone conservation work so that they...
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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
July 24, 2017 – July 28, 2017 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
Booking also available for : Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August,                                                   Monday 7 to Friday...
Adults Exhibition Music
July 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Uplate @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures of our collection...
Families Family Workshops Learning
July 31, 2017 – August 4, 2017 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
  Booking also available for :           Monday 24 July to Friday 28 July,                                              ...
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
Special Arty Saturday (for 5-11 year olds) - Marvellous Mosaics @ The Holburne Museum
Special Arty Saturday for 5–11 year olds 5 August, 10 – 12 noon £5 Marvellous Mosaics Enjoy designing and making your own colourful mosaic, led by young people from our Bronze Arts Award and our Learning Officer.
Families Family Workshops Learning
August 7, 2017 – August 11, 2017 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
Booking also available for : Monday 24 July to Friday 28 July                                                   Monday 31 July to...
Families Family Workshops Learning
August 14, 2017 – August 18, 2017 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
Booking also available for : Monday 24 July to Friday 28 July                                                   Monday 31 July to...
Adults Exhibition Music
August 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Uplate @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures of our collection...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Creative Process and Progress @ The Holburne Museum
Artist Candace Bahouth, designer at the iconic Erhman Tapestries for over 25 years presents a lively, illustrated lecture exploring the development of her work over her career. Candace will describe how a love of woven tapestry inspired her own strikingly...
Families Family Workshops
September 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mosaic Magic
Have fun learning how to design and create a simple mosaic tile, taking inspiration from the beautiful patterns and colours in our decorative arts collection. All materials are included and mosaics can be taken home on the day. Feel free...
Lunchtime Concert Music
September 12, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
In the Still of the Night  @ The Holburne Museum
Let us dream! It is the hour…This recital brings together songs from across the centuries that are reflections on the power of reverie and the nature of dreams. From Handel’s salutation to Morpheus the god of sleep, through the late...
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...
Evening Lecture Talk
September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thomas Lawrence and the Waterloo Chamber @ The Holburne Museum
Desmond Shawe-Taylor will discuss one of the most significant commissions of Sir Thomas Lawrence’s career, depicting the heroes and monarchs responsible for the overthrow of Napoleon and the diplomats who rebuilt Europe in his wake. Beginning before the Battle of...
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 Talk
September 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tapestry Weaving: A Traveller’s Tale @ The Holburne Museum
Grant Gibson will ask Edwards about her work leading up to the Tapestry: Here & Now exhibition and beyond to her publication Joy. Accompanying them will be the publication designers Dr.Me.com who will discuss working with Edwards. Jilly Edwards is...

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.