What’s On

September 2014 – February 2015

Exhibition
September 27, 2014 – February 15, 2015 all-day
High Spirits - The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson @ The Holburne Museum
The absurdities of fashion, the perils of love, political machinations and royal intrigue were the daily subject matter of Thomas Rowlandson, one of the leading caricaturists of Georgian England. Rowlandson was working at a time when English satirical prints were...
Family Workshops
January 5, 2015 @ 10:30 am – February 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Early Years Monday Yearlings @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | England | United Kingdom
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy. To book or for further information: Call 01225 388568 or email education@holburne.org
Family Workshops
January 6, 2015 @ 10:30 am – February 10, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Early Years Tuesday Yearlings @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | England | United Kingdom
Celebrate the changing seasons with songs, sensory exploration and creative activities. Sessions designed for both adults and children to enjoy. To book or for further information: Call 01225 388568 or email education@holburne.org
Family Workshops
January 9, 2015 @ 10:30 am – February 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Early Years Friday Morning Toddlealongs @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | England | United Kingdom
Sing songs, watch stories come to life and get arty with a new museum-related theme every week. To book or for further information: Call 01225 388568 or email education@holburne.org
Family Workshops
January 9, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – February 13, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
Early Years Friday afternoon Toddlealongs @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | England | United Kingdom
Sing songs, watch stories come to life and get arty with a new museum-related theme every week. To book or for further information: Call 01225 388568 or emaileducation@holburne.org
Exhibition
Turner: Watercolours from the West - An intimate touring Show @ Wirth Gallery | Bath | United Kingdom
This small exhibition brings together watercolours by JMW Turner from five important art collections: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, the Holburne Museum and the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath, The Wilson in Cheltenham as well as a private collection in...
Family Workshops
January 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – February 3, 2015 @ 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. To book or for further information: Call 01225 388568 or email education@holburne.org
Talk
January 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Robin Simon Humour in Hogarth and Zoffany  @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Robin Simon, Editor of The British Art Journal and celebrated art historian, will present the theatrical and humorous side of the eighteenth century in a lecture exploring the prints and paintings of William Hogarth and Johan Zoffany.
Music
A Programme of Music for the Entertainment of Ladies and Gentlemen of Quality. Popular, fashionable and satirical songs and instrumental interludes from the concert halls, theatres, coffee houses and streets of 18th Century England featuring a compilation from The Beggars...
Family Workshops
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 Talk
JMW Turner, RA: the artist, his house, and the ‘Matchless Vale of Thames' @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
In 1813 JMW Turner completed his largest work. This was not a painting, but a small villa in Twickenham, which he designed himself and which for more than a decade he used to escape the pressures of the London art...
Family Workshops
A fortnightly session (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for young people who are studying Art at GSCE/ A level or have an interest in developing their skills and discovering new techniques outside school. The group will use the Museum’s permanent collection...
Lunchtime Concert Music
January 27, 2015 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Award-winning young graduate singers perform a selection of arias and songs from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In partnership with BSU Music Department.
Music
January 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Artistic Director: Jason Thornton Ticket £24 (no concessions) Collections are at the heart of the Holburne Museum and our evening concert series has a reputation for presenting collections of works by the greatest composers performed by a selection of Britain’s...
February 4, 2015 – February 5, 2015 all-day
Various Times Free event A series of interventionist performances give our exhibits a fresh interpretation. Throughout the day dancers and composers will present a series of short original performance works in response to the exhibits and spaces of the Museum....
Exhibition Talk
February 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
High Spirits - The Gin Salon @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Ticket £12/£10 Join us for High Spirits at an evening that delves into the wider context of the art of Thomas Rowlandson. Salon hostess Helen Bagnall will welcome you to the Garden Café for an evening of informed entertainment and...
Family Workshops
Saturday Art Club for 5-13 year olds - Make a monoprint inspired by the Holburne collection @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
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
Solo Bach - Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin) @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Artistic Director: Jason Thornton Ticket £24 (no concessions)   Collections are at the heart of the Holburne Museum and our evening concert series has a reputation for presenting collections of works by the greatest composers performed by a selection of...
Workshop
February 8, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
WORKSHOP – Paul McKee Ticket £35/£30 concs (including materials) Love JMW Turner’s washes and wet-in-wet? Take your first steps in watercolour and learn the basic techniques with Paul McKee. The workshop includes an opportunity to view the exhibition and discuss...
Family Workshops
A fortnightly session (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for young people who are studying Art at GSCE/ A level or have an interest in developing their skills and discovering new techniques outside school. The group will use the Museum’s permanent collection...
Lunchtime Concert Music
February 10, 2015 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Leading young musicians perform an engaging programme of chamber music from the nineteenth century. In partnership with BSU Music Department.
Talk
Clore Learning Space The country house is often seen as fixed and permanent, the product of conscious and consolidated schemes of building and decoration, but in reality they were in constant flux, with goods moving through as well as entering...
Music
Ticket £12 | Concession £10 Richard Frewer (Tenor) Charles Wiffen (piano) The perfect Valentine’s date. This cycle of fifteen songs responds to the narration of a turbulent but fantastical love story, bringing the feelings within it to vivid life, and...
Family Workshops
Meet the Artist - ‘I'm a Collage Artist and Theatre Designer...‘ with Laura Phillimore @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Laura will explore the history of collage from the hobbies of aristocratic women in Victorian times, to the exciting contemporary collage work seen today in magazines and animation. You will explore visual storytelling and create an exciting 3D paper pop up...
Family Workshops
February 16, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Activities inspired by both real and mythical animals in art at the Holburne.
Family Workshops
February 17, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Activities inspired by both real and mythical animals in art at the Holburne.
Family Workshops
February 18, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Activities inspired by both real and mythical animals in art at the Holburne.
Family Workshops
February 19, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Activities inspired by both real and mythical animals in art at the Holburne.
Exhibition Talk
February 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mr. Turner @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Dr Jacqueline Riding Ticket £10/£8 conc Dr Jaqueline Riding specialises in British eighteenth and early nineteenth-century history and art. From 2011-2013 she was the research consultant on the award-winning feature film Mr. Turner, working closely with Director Mike Leigh, the...
Family Workshops
February 20, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Free Activities inspired by both real and mythical animals in art at the Holburne.

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.