What’s On

November 2015 – February 2016

Exhibition
November 21, 2015 – March 28, 2016 all-day
Michael Eden History Re-Printed @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Michael Eden uses cutting-edge 3D printing technology to create objects inspired by historical themes. Eden will create a visually spectacular display on the Ballroom table, including new work influenced by the Holburne and its surroundings, exploring advancements in science and...
Family Workshops
February 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Youth Forum @ The Holburne Museum
The Youth Forum is for young people aged 14-18. There are opportunities to write exhibition reviews, help at family events, market events to your friends and families, and advise the Museum on how it can be more ‘youth-friendly’. The group...
Families Music
February 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Holburne Concert @ The Holburne Museum
The doors will open at 6.30pm for the concert performance to start at 7pm. To book call the Holburne Museum box office on 01225 388569 Refreshments will be available to purchase in the Holburne Garden Café before the concert and...
Families Family Workshops
February 5, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 yrs) @ The Gardener's Lodge
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Families Family Workshops
February 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 yrs) @ The Gardener's Lodge
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Family Workshops
February 6, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club for 5-13 yr olds - Clay Art @ The Holburne Museum
Create a clay-relief work in response to History Re-printed by Michael Eden.
Families Family Workshops Featured
February 7, 2016 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
I'm a Mixed-Media Artist @ The Holburne Museum
A family workshop with Debby Bird Turn trash to treasure! Debby will show how she makes layered images using felt, paper and fabrics and creates tiny treasures and jewellery with stitching, beads and metallic foils. Then get creative with sparkly...
Families Family Workshops
February 8, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months) @ The Gardener's Lodge
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Family Workshops
Portfolio Group for GCSE & A level students - Art Book @ The Holburne Museum
New Year: New Art Book Simple book-binding to create a beautiful small sketchbook using your hand-made paper.
Families Family Workshops
February 9, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) @ The Gardener's Lodge
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Exhibition Music
February 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Moving Exhibition @ The Holburne Museum
Final year dance students from Bath Spa University will be giving exhibits at the Holburne Museum a fresh interpretation through a series of short performances. These original dance works have been choreographed by the students in response to the spaces...
Lunchtime Concert Music
February 9, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A Sprig of Thyme POSTPONED @ The Holburne Museum
Lucy Simon (Soprano) Accompanied on the Steinway piano An accompanied selection of favourite songs drawing on England’s folksong heritage, exploring love’s treatment and effects, through to airs by national masters including Dowland, Purcell, Handel and Britten. This concert has now...
Exhibition Music
February 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Moving Exhibition @ The Holburne Museum
Final year dance students from Bath Spa University will be giving exhibits at the Holburne Museum a fresh interpretation through a series of short performances. These original dance works have been choreographed by the students in response to the spaces...
Families Family Workshops
February 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 yrs) @ The Gardener's Lodge
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Families Family Workshops
February 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 yrs) @ The Gardener's Lodge
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Exhibition Featured
February 13, 2016 – September 18, 2016 all-day
A Handful of Dust @ The Holburne Museum
As part of our ‘100 Years Here’ celebrations, the Holburne will be exhibiting some of its rarely-shown but exquisitely beautiful eighteenth-century British portraits in pastel. This mixture of china clay, plaster and pigment is little more than coloured dust, yet...
Exhibition Featured
February 13, 2016 – June 5, 2016 all-day
Impressionism: Capturing Life @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
The show centres on figurative paintings by some of the artists that exhibited at the first Impressionist exhibition of 1874, including Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. Significant loans from, among others, Tate, The National...
Family Workshops
February 15, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Make an Impression @ The Holburne Museum
Looking to entertain the kids during half-term? Join us for fun art activities inspired by our exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life.
Family Workshops
February 16, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Make an Impression @ The Holburne Museum
Looking to entertain the kids during half-term? Join us for fun art activities inspired by our exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life.
Family Workshops
Half-term Workshop for 11-18 year olds - Cyanotype Portraits @ The Gardener's Lodge
Drawing with Light: Cyanotype Portraits. For 11-18 year olds. Have fun exploring this experimental photographic process and create a beautiful portrait taking inspiration from our exhibition, Impressionism, Capturing Life and the Holburne’s decorative arts collection
Collection Evening Lecture Featured Talk
February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Museums in 19th Century Britain @ The Holburne Museum
Glasgow Palace of History Giles Waterfield Art Museums in 19C Britain FOR INSTRUCTION AND RECREATION: ART MUSEUMS IN 19th CENTURY BRITAIN This innovative history of British art museums begins in the early 19th century and traces the rise of art...
Exhibition Families Family Workshops
February 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Portraits @ The Holburne Museum
A fun and creative workshop that’s suitable for all the family. Inspired by our exhibition Impressionism: Capturing Life, create a portrait on canvas in the style of Renoir and Degas. Bring a favourite photo of a family member or friend...
Exhibition Music
February 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am – February 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Surround Sound
This collaboration with BSU students aims to explore how Sound can be use as a tool to engage our visitors by shifting their perceptions of the Holburne Museum and its surroundings. IMO SOUND project BSU  
Families Family Workshops
February 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months) @ The Gardener's Lodge
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Family Workshops
Portfolio Group for GCSE & A level students - Drawing Masterclass: Creating Form @ The Holburne Museum
Drawing masterclass: Creating Form Learn new drawing techniques inspired by our contemporary exhibition of cutting-edge 3-D printed objects, Michael Eden: History Re-printed
Families Family Workshops
February 23, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) @ The Gardener's Lodge
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy.
Lunchtime Concert Music
February 23, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Nights in the Garden of Spain @ The Holburne Museum
Matthew Taylor (Violin) Maria Garcia (Steinway) This recital explores the repertoire of Spanish music for violin and piano with Manuel de Falla as the central composer. It will include original pieces and also arrangements conjuring the colour and brilliance of...
Exhibition Featured Study Day Talk
February 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ceramics and New Technologies @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Michael Eden, The Walpole Dish, 2014 © Sylvain Deleu. Courtesy of Adrian Sassoon, London How are digital processes influencing the ceramics scene?  What do they offer today’s makers? A symposium exploring the impact of new technologies in contemporary ceramics, to...
Families Family Workshops
February 26, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 yrs) @ The Gardener's Lodge
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Families Family Workshops
February 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 yrs) @ The Gardener's Lodge
Get arty with a new museum-related theme every week.
Adults Collection Music
February 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends within the magnificent setting of the Museum. Relax with drinks and music in the Café, and explore the Museum after hours to discover the treasures of our collection and the...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
February 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michael Eden @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Join artist-maker Michael Eden as he discusses his artistic practice with Catrin Jones, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Holburne. The evening will explore how Eden’s work engages with both historical material – objects and literature – and also very...

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.