What’s On

March – August 2015

The Observer Observed: A Portrait of Don McCullin by Charlotte Sorapure
Saturday 14 March to Sunday 7 June Free This spring the Holburne unveils its latest painting by a winner of the Holburne Portrait Prize, Charlotte Sorapure. Her subject is the renowned photographer Don McCullin CBE, who is celebrating his 80th...
Adults Workshop
May 30, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Unleash your inner Hilary Mantel and try your hand at writing historical fiction. From a Roman ring to the Duke of Monmouth’s silver spur, from a Chinese plate to a portrait of a lady, you will find yourself surrounded by...
Lunchtime Concert Music
June 2, 2015 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Elizabeth Walker (flute) and Richard Shaw (piano) Elizabeth and Richard present a programme performed on Elizabeth’s wooden flute, made in the 1960s by the Flutemakers Guild. They highlight music for flute and piano that links to the exhibition ‘Home and...
Adults Exhibition Membership Event Music
June 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Minima present Hitchcock’s The Lodger The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) was Alfred Hitchcock’s first major commercial and critical success. Based on a story by Marie Belloc Lowndes, and set in London with Ivor Novello a suspected...
Family Workshops
June 6, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Selfies – Produce a self-portrait inspired by the work of artist Charlotte Sorapure.
Family Workshops
‘I’m an Artist Who Works with Clay…’ with Clare Day Come and have a go at pressing found/natural objects into clay and then making a beautiful print to take home. Feel free to bring something of your own to press...
Adults Collection Talk
June 8, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
‘I am Art in Bath’ – Hugh Blaker and the Pioneering Impressionist Collection of the Davies Sisters Trevor Fishlock Hugh Blaker, ‘art connoisseur and collector’ was curator of the Holburne Museum from 1905 – 1913 and adviser to the Davies...
Family Workshops
Print Perfection (part 1) Learn how to make a collagraph printing plate
Adults Talk
June 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Unbuilt Britain Olivia Horsfall Turner
Lecturing on the subject of her acclaimed BBC 4 series Olivia Horsfall Turner explores the fact that for every building and city plan that has been constructed there exists a multitude of might-have-beens; alternative schemes that were proposed – and...
Family Workshops
June 13, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come to our information morning for parents (young people welcome) to find out more about this exciting Award (no obligation). The Bronze Arts Award will take place from Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August. The Award itself costs £250 for...
Lunchtime Concert Music
June 16, 2015 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Niall Hoskin (baritone) Steven Hollas (piano) Niall and Steven present a song recital exploring the remarkably rich repertoire of C20th British song. Included are Vaughan Williams’ beautiful “Orpheus with his lute” (1904) and Elgar’s “The Torch”, a collection of songs...
Family Workshops
June 20, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Monoprints & Gouache – Create a contemporary response to our Georgian beadwork basket using print and paint.
Family Workshops
Print Perfection (part 2) Create a series of prints using your plate and a mangle printing press!
Family Workshops
July 4, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Construction & Collage – Be inspired by Sir William Holburne’s travels on his Grand Tour and make your own holiday journal with collage techniques.
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.
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.

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.