What’s On

June 2017 – January 2018

Exhibition
June 23, 2017 – October 1, 2017 all-day
Tapestry Here and Now @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 4, 2017 – December 11, 2017 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
MONDAYS 1pm – 2.30pm Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 4 SEPT – MON 16 OCT, 6 WEEKS, excluding 25 SEPT, £60) CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 30 OCT – MON 11 DEC, 7 WEEKS, £70) CLICK...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 4, 2017 – December 11, 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 4 SEPT – MON 16 OCT, 6 WEEKS, excluding 25 Sept, £60) CLICK HERE FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 30 OCT – MON 11 DEC, 7 WEEKS, £70) CLICK HERE FULLY...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 5, 2017 – December 12, 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 5 SEPT – TUES 17 OCT, 6 WEEKS excluding 26 Sept) £60 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 31 OCT– TUES 12 DEC,  7 WEEKS) £70 CLICK HERE TO BOOK...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 8, 2017 – December 15, 2017 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 8  SEP– FRI 20 OCT, 6 WEEKS, excluding 29 Sept, £60) CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 3 NOV – FRI 15 DEC, 7 WEEKS, £70) CLICK HERE TO...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 8, 2017 – December 15, 2017 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON ALL SESSIONS NOW BOOKED Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 8 SEPT – FRI 20 OCT, 6 WEEKS, Excluding 29 Sept) £60 CLICK HERE  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 3 NOV – FRI 15 DEC, 7 WEEKS)...
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...
Exhibition Study Day Talk
September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tapestries: The Narratives of our Times @ The Holburne Museum
To celebrate Tapestry: Here & Now, the Holburne is delighted to bring together a distinguished panel of international speakers, all of them exhibiting their work in our Tapestry exhibition. The symposium will explore the relevance of tapestry as a means of conveying...
Adults Exhibition Music
September 29, 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
September 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Tremendous Textiles FULLY BOOKED @ 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...
Exhibition Workshop
September 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Time for Texture  @ The Holburne Museum
A rare opportunity to learn and enjoy a tapestry workshop in the UK from Scottish born, now Australia-based, tapestry weaver Valerie Kirk, whose stunning work features in Tapestry: Here & Now. Learn the techniques of knotting, wrapping, cut and loop...
Collection Music
October 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Musician Astronomer and his Friends @ The Holburne Museum
The Musician/Astronomer and his Friends: The Private Music of Herschel, Linley, Jackson and others in Bath in the 1760s and ‘70s. Sara Stowe (Harpsichord and Fortepiano) Ibi Azziz (Cello and Viola da Gamba) Simon Koderand (Violin) Matthew Spring (Guitars) Bath...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Print the Holburne 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...
Exhibition
October 20, 2017 – February 25, 2018 all-day
Michael Petry: In the Realm of the Gods @ The Holburne Museum
In the Realm of the Gods explores the ley lines hidden beneath the city of Bath since the time of the Ancient Britons. Artist Michael Petry has created a newly commissioned glass ley line, to be shown alongside works exploring...
Exhibition Featured
October 20, 2017 – January 21, 2018 all-day
Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception @ The Holburne Museum
“… dazzling” The Times This exhibition will explore one of the most exciting threads of art history of the past 150 years. Many artists from the Impressionists onwards were inspired by scientific colour theories, such as the pointillist work of...
Exhibition Families Family Workshops
October 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Screen Print Op Art! @ The Holburne Museum
Inspired by the Op art images in our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception, create your own screen-printed calico bags. Learn how to design and cut a simple stencil to create a contemporary screen print. Alternatively bring your...
Families Family Workshops
October 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Families Family Workshops
October 24, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Families Family Workshops
October 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Families Family Workshops
October 25, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free Holiday Drop-Ins: Spooky Kaleidoscopes @ The Holburne Museum
Have fun making your own colourful Halloween kaleidoscope inspired by our exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. Enjoy sharing some creative time with your friends and family – with all materials and instructions provided. The only thing you need...
Learning Young People
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs) - Drawing Masterclass: Think Ink! @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Thursday 26 October, 11am-4pm Drawing Masterclass: Think Ink! £30 (all materials included) – (maximum 12 places)   Enjoy a day of explorative drawing, learning about different inks and a range of experimental techniques to produce expressive portraits, drawing directly from...
Cinema Music
October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late: Alfred Hitchock's Psycho (cert 15) @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and exhibitions as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening....
Collection Talk
November 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Director’s Choice: Ramsay's Rosamund Sargent @ The Holburne Museum
In his first lecture as Director of the Holburne Museum, Chris Stephens handpicks one of his favourites from the collection: Allan Ramsay’s portrait of Rosamund Sargent (1749). Join Chris as he considers why the work of an eighteenth-century Scottish portraitist,...
Families Family Workshops Learning
November 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Mini Mementos @ 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
November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Eye-Catching Illusions @ 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...
Learning Young People
November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs) - Acrylic Jewellery @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Saturday 25 November, 10am-4pm Acrylic Jewellery £30 (all materials included) – (maximum 10 places)   Join Kim Thomson to learn how to design, cut and form acrylic sheet into gorgeous jewellery inspired by the exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art...
Families Family Workshops Learning
December 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Creative Christmas @ 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
January 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Pointy Paintings @ 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...
Learning Young People
January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs) - Installation Art @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Saturday 20 January, 10am-4pm Installation Art £30 (all materials included) – (maximum 8 places)   Look at artworks, both past and present, which have been placed within, upon and outside the Holburne by contemporary artists responding to the Museum’s history,...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Monochrome Madness @ 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.