What’s On

October 2016 – May 2017

Exhibition
October 22, 2016 – January 22, 2017 all-day
Silver Light and Shade @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
Silver: Light and Shade explores the unique properties of an extraordinary material. Best appreciated when handled and used, silver is lustrous and alive. The colour and patina of silver are affected by the techniques used to work it and the...
Collection Exhibition
November 17, 2016 – March 5, 2017 all-day
Djordje Ozbolt: The Grand Detour @ The Holburne Museum
Acclaimed artist Djordje Ozbolt is telling a new tale, responding directly to the Holburne’s paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. On display throughout the collection and grounds, these works lead us to discover exciting new perspectives on the past and see...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 6, 2017 – March 31, 2017 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM Block Bookings only BLOCK 1 (FRI 6 JAN – FRI 10 FEB, 6 WEEKS)  IS FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 24 FEB – FRI 31 MAR, 6 WEEKS) IS FULLY BOOKED  
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 6, 2017 – March 31, 2017 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON  FULLY BOOKED Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 6 JAN – FRI 10 FEB, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 24 FEB – FRI 31 MAR, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 9, 2017 – March 27, 2017 all-day
Monday Yearlings (12-24 Months) @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 9 JAN – MON 6 FEB, 5 WEEKS) £50 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 20 FEB – MON 27 MAR, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 10, 2017 – March 28, 2017 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months)
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 10 JAN – TUES 7 FEB, 5 WEEKS) £50 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 21 FEB – TUES 28 MAR, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE...
Learning Young People
Saturday Art Masterclasses - Explore Silversmithing FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
28 January, 10am – 1pm Explore Silversmithing £20 All materials included (maximum 8 places) An introduction to silversmithing led by Bristol based contemporary jeweller, Emily Gliddon. This half-day workshop will involve shaping and embossing sheet silver whilst learning to use...
Music
January 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winterreise FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
WINTERREISE – Franz Schubert Winterreise (Winter Journey) is a song cycle for voice and piano by Franz Schubert written in 1828. It is a sequence of 24 songs set to poems by Wilhelm Müller and is the second of Schubert’s...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club - (5-13 Years) - Crazy Collage FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
4 February Crazy Collage! Enjoy the work of artist Djordje Ozbolt and create a mixed media response
Learning Young People
Saturday Art Masterclasses - Quick Start Art (R) Oil Painting: An Introduction @ The Holburne Museum
4 February, 11am-4pm Quick Start Art(R) Oil Painting: An Introduction £30 All materials included (maximum 12 places) Join artist Rob Lunn and discover this fun and exciting medium, how to mix the right colours and even how to make your...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Arty Babies (Up to 12 months) FREE Taster Day FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
The following Arty Babies paid for sessions will then run as follows: Mondays 1-2.30pm 20 February to 27 March £60 (6 week block) 24 April to 22 May £40 (4 week block; excluding 1 May)
Exhibition
February 11, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
Bruegel Defining a Dynasty Exhibition @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
The Holburne Museum is proud to announce the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty will unravel the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the...
Families Family Workshops
February 14, 2017 – February 15, 2017 all-day
Holiday Drop-In @ The Holburne Museum
Come and make a fun mobile of either merry dancers or creepy crawlies featured in paintings in our exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. We will be holding two sessions on both 14 and 15 February: 10.30am- 12.30pm 1.30- 3.30pm
Family Workshops Learning
February 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Playful Portraits in Clay @ The Holburne Museum
Taking inspiration from the oil study of Arthur Atherley by Sir Thomas Lawrence, use clay and other materials to make playful portraits of yourself, family or friends. Start by making quick sketches and feeling familiar faces to translate features into...
Families Family Workshops Learning
February 20, 2017 – May 22, 2017 all-day
Arty Babies (Up to 12 months) @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. BLOCK 1 20 February to 27 March £60 (6 week block) NOW FULLY BOOKED BLOCK 2 24 April to 22 May £40 (4 week block; excluding 1 May) CLICK HERE TO BOOK PLACES AVAILABLE
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) Feasts and Festivals FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | England | United Kingdom
25 February Feasts and Festivals  Taking inspiration from exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty, explore celebrations and what they mean to you using mixed media.
Exhibition
March 11, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
Anne Desmet RA @ The Holburne Museum
Wirth Gallery Free Distinguished wood engraver Anne Desmet presents a series of journeys through time. These recent prints and mixed media collages will take you to New York, London and an imaginary beyond, exploring the tones and textures of changing...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) Interesting Insects FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
11 March Interesting Insects Go on a hunt for a variety of insects in the permanent collection and make your own creature using wire.
Families Family Workshops Learning
March 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) Time and Place @ The Holburne Museum
25 March Time and Place Explore Anne Desment’s new wood engravings on the theme of time and place. Create your own art work inspired by these wonderful images.
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) Perfect Prints FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
6 May Perfect Prints Discover William Holburne’s permanent collection and take inspiration to create a unique mono-print using a range of exciting marks.
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) Beautiful Bruegel Flowers FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
20 May Beautiful Bruegel Flowers Delve into the wonderful flower paintings in the exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. Create a fabric collage using the works for inspiration.

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.