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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
February 20, 2017 – May 22, 2017 all-day
Arty Babies (Up to 9 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. BLOCK 1 20 February to 27 March £60 (6 week block) NOW FULLY BOOKED BLOCK 2 24 April to 22 May NOW FULLY BOOKED £40 (4 week block; excluding 1 May)
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) @ 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 TO...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) Perfect Prints FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
6 May Perfect Prints Discover William Holburne’s permanent collection and take inspiration to create a unique mono-print using a range of exciting marks.
Families Featured
May 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plant Sale @ The Holburne Museum
Join us for the annual Plant Sale in aid of the Holburne Museum. Plants for sale from expert nurseries: Chase Plants In Cover Foxley Road Nurseries The Mead Nursery Special Plants Wild Thyme Also displaying work from: CharlieCaffyn Furniture Willow...
Exhibition Lunchtime Concert Music
May 9, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A Flemish Foray  @ The Holburne Museum
The Netherlands in the time of the Brueghels was pivotal for Renaissance music, with composers of the Franco-Flemish school emerging as key players across Europe. Antwerp’s printers were active in publishing some of their work to a popular audience, while...
Talk
May 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Introducing IMAGE  @ The Holburne Museum
Over the last year the group have been working with 3 Bath Museums (the Holburne, American Museum in Britain and Museum of Bath Architecture) to promote inclusion and wellbeing and consult on engaging new audiences. Find out how they have...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Who was Bruegel  @ The Holburne Museum
Who was Bruegel? Discovering the Master through his Sons ‘Peasant Bruegel’ – highbrow humanist, painter of nature or practical joker? In this lecture Amy Orrock will explore the many identities of the elusive father of the Bruegel dynasty, Pieter Bruegel...
Adults Collection Workshop
May 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Gainsborough and the Full-Length Portrait @ The Holburne Museum
This workshop draws inspiration from the full-length Gainsborough portraits in the Holburne’s collection. The day opens with a curatorial talk giving insight into Gainsborough and his development of the society portrait, from his arrival in Bath and beginnings of a...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) Beautiful Bruegel Flowers FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
20 May Beautiful Bruegel Flowers Delve into the wonderful flower paintings in the exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. Create a fabric collage using the works for inspiration.
Music
May 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Tenant @ The Holburne Museum
Music performance and theatre company, Concert Theatre, bring to life Anne Brontë’s groundbreaking work The Tenant of Wildfell Hall with a woman’s valiant struggle for independence and creative freedom. In an innovative hybrid concert-theatre form, a live pianist and two...
Adults Exhibition Music
May 26, 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 from our resident DJ throughout the evening. Discover the...
Learning Young People
June 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclasses - Experiment with Eco Dyeing @ The Gardener's Lodge
Thursday 1 June, 10 – 4pm Experiment with Eco Dyeing £30 (all materials included) (maximum 10 places) Learn how to use the natural dyes found in leaves and plants to create stunning textile pieces. We will take inspiration from the...
Families Family Workshops
June 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Collage a Photo Frame @ The Holburne Museum
Join artist Paula Tew to discover the art of collage. Decorate an oval frame with a beautiful garland of flowers – inspired by a painting in the exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. Suitable for children over 5 years; all children...
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 @ 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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
June 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club  Picture-Perfect Portraits @ 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...
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    
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...
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...
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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Tremendous Textiles @ 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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Print the Holburne @ 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.