What’s On

February – June 2016

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...
Families Family Workshops
May 16, 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.
Families Family Workshops
May 17, 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 Lunchtime Concert Music
May 17, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Colours of Impressionism  @ The Holburne Museum
Jane Hunt Jane Hunt and Clive Pollard present a recital that explores the influence of musical ‘Impressionism’ on song composition, beginning with early works by Debussy. The programme will also include art songs and folk song settings by other composers...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
Clay workshop for Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors
Join us for this workshop and make an Impressionist-style portrait in clay. FREE but booking essential as places are limited.
Exhibition Talk Tea-time Talk
May 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contrasting Impressionism @ The Holburne Museum
The essence of Impressionism, as shown in the exhibition, was a sense of atmosphere, a capturing of everyday life in the nineteenth century by artists who were considered outsiders. This talk examines the huge impact of the Impressionists by looking...
Families Family Workshops
May 20, 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
May 20, 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
Saturday Art Club - Make Magical Marks with Pastels @ The Holburne Museum
Make Magical Marks with Pastels We will visit the exhibition Holburne Stories: A Handful of Dust to look at the pastel techniques used by artists and then develop our observations into a pastel-inspired work.
Families Family Workshops
May 23, 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.
Young People
Portfolio Group for GCSE & A level students - Life drawing @ The Holburne Museum
Life drawing An opportunity to draw from a professional life model with a focus on form
Families Family Workshops
May 24, 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.
Families Family Workshops
May 27, 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
May 27, 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.
Families
May 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sydney Gardens Promenade @ The Holburne Museum
A Utopian Promenade will revive some of the spirit of Sydney Gardens in Bath’s golden age, when they were dedicated to pleasure, display and entertainment. People of all ages, shapes and dispositions are invited to participate in a spectacle of...
Adults Exhibition Music
June 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
  Relax with Friends and a drink in the Garden Café, share some light bites and spill out on our beautiful new Café terrace. Enjoy music from DJ Pablo Tinté throughout the evening. At 7pm, launch of From Palette to...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Capturing Life Celebration Sketching @ The Holburne Museum
Join illustrator and sketching fanatic Sam Church for an exciting day of ‘Capturing Life’ in drawing. Taking inspiration from the Impressionists we’ll set about capturing a sense of life, light, movement and moment in our own work – in the...
Families Family Workshops
June 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
100 Years Here Family Day  @ The Holburne Museum
Come and celebrate our anniversary. Play our giant Century of Art game, decorate a huge fake cake, make bunting and badges. Plus more art activities, international accordion music from Coeur Vagabond and a barbecue. • A giant time-travelling game of...
Families Family Workshops
June 6, 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.
Families Family Workshops
June 7, 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.
Families Family Workshops
June 10, 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
June 10, 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
June 11, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Beautiful Bronze @ The Holburne Museum
Beautiful Bronze Make a small 3D figure in response to bronze sculptures.
Families Family Workshops
June 13, 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.
Families Family Workshops
June 14, 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.
Families Family Workshops
June 17, 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
June 17, 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.
Families Family Workshops
June 20, 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.
Families Family Workshops
June 21, 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.

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.