What’s On

March – July 2015

Exhibition
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...
Family Workshops
June 1, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Family Workshops
June 2, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
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 of twentieth-century music performed on Elizabeth’s wooden flute, made in the 1960s by the Flutemakers Guild and the Holburne’s Steinway piano. British twentieth-century composers such as Lennox...
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 5, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
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...
Family Workshops
June 8, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
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
Family Workshops
June 9, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
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 12, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Family Workshops
June 13, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come to our information morning for parents (and young people welcome) to find out more about this exciting arts award (no obligation). The Bronze Arts Award will take place from Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August. The Award itself costs...
Family Workshops
June 15, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Family Workshops
June 16, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
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 19, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
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
June 22, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Family Workshops
Print Perfection (part 2) Create a series of prints using your plate and a mangle printing press!
Family Workshops
June 23, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Family Workshops
June 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Make a sensory bag for your baby while they explore a safe and colourful environment. Meet other adults for a chat, coffee and to share new creative experiences.
Family Workshops
June 26, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Exhibition
June 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am – October 4, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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...
Family Workshops
June 29, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Family Workshops
June 30, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Family Workshops
June 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Brilliant Babes 0-9 months @ The Gardener's Lodge
Make a sensory bag for your baby while they explore a safe and colourful environment. Meet other adults for a chat, coffee and to share new creative experiences.
Family Workshops
July 3, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.

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.