What’s On

June – October 2017

Exhibition
June 23, 2017 – October 1, 2017 all-day
Tapestry Here and Now @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Families Family Workshops Learning
July 24, 2017 – July 28, 2017 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
Due to popular demand we are now offering four Art Camp weeks packed full of fun, creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions and led by our experienced team of artists. The schedule of activities for week commencing...
Adults Exhibition Music
July 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Uplate @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures of our collection...
Families Family Workshops Learning
July 31, 2017 – August 4, 2017 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
Due to popular demand we are now offering four Art Camp weeks packed full of fun, creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions and led by our experienced team of artists.  The schedule of activities for week commencing...
Learning Young People
July 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am – August 5, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Bronze Arts Award Week (for 11-16 year olds) @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | United Kingdom
Monday 31 July – Saturday 5 August 9.30am- 4.30pm (Saturday 6 August, 9.30am – 1pm) £250 (maximum of 10 places available) Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification which supports young people to develop their creativity, communication and leadership skills...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Special Arty Saturday (for 5-11 year olds) - Marvellous Mosaics @ The Holburne Museum
Special Arty Saturday for 5–11 year olds 5 August, 10 – 12 noon £5 Marvellous Mosaics Enjoy designing and making your own colourful mosaic, led by young people from our Bronze Arts Award and our Learning Officer.
Families Family Workshops Learning
August 7, 2017 – August 11, 2017 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
BOOKING Booking Summer Art Camp is essential, you can book for the week (SEE LEFT) or choose to book for an INDIVIDUAL DAY Booking is also available for : Monday 24 July to Friday 28 July Monday 31 July to Friday...
Families Family Workshops Learning
August 14, 2017 – August 18, 2017 all-day
Summer Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
BOOKING                                              Booking Summer Art Camp is essential, you can book for the week (see right) or choose to...
Adults Exhibition Music
August 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Uplate @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures of our collection...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Featured Talk
August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Creative Process and Progress with Candace Bahouth @ The Holburne Museum
Artist Candace Bahouth, designer at the iconic Erhman Tapestries for over 25 years presents a lively, illustrated lecture exploring the development of her work over her career. Candace will describe how a love of woven tapestry inspired her own strikingly...
Families Family Workshops
September 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mosaic Magic
Have fun learning how to design and create a simple mosaic tile, taking inspiration from the beautiful patterns and colours in our decorative arts collection. All materials are included and mosaics can be taken home on the day. Feel free...
Lunchtime Concert Music
September 12, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
In the Still of the Night  @ The Holburne Museum
Let us dream! It is the hour…This recital brings together songs from across the centuries that are reflections on the power of reverie and the nature of dreams. From Handel’s salutation to Morpheus the god of sleep, through the late...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Autumnal Art FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
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...
Evening Lecture Talk
September 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thomas Lawrence and the Waterloo Chamber @ The Holburne Museum
Desmond Shawe-Taylor will discuss one of the most significant commissions of Sir Thomas Lawrence’s career, depicting the heroes and monarchs responsible for the overthrow of Napoleon and the diplomats who rebuilt Europe in his wake. Beginning before the Battle of...
Learning Young People
September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs) - Tapestry @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Saturday 23 September, 10 – 4pm Tapestry £30 (all materials included) – maximum 10 places Learn to create your own tapestry on a hand held frame with textile maker Julie Roberts. Try a range of knotting and weaving techniques and...
Exhibition Talk
September 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tapestry Weaving: A Traveller’s Tale @ The Holburne Museum
Grant Gibson will ask Edwards about her work leading up to the Tapestry: Here & Now exhibition and beyond to her publication Joy. Accompanying them will be the publication designers Dr.Me.com who will discuss working with Edwards. Jilly Edwards is...
Exhibition Study Day Talk
September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tapestries: The Narratives of our Times @ The Holburne Museum
To celebrate Tapestry: Here & Now, the Holburne is delighted to bring together a distinguished panel of international speakers, all of them exhibiting their work in our Tapestry exhibition. The symposium will explore the relevance of tapestry as a means of conveying...
Adults Exhibition Music
September 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Uplate @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends and be inspired by art. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures of our collection...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Tremendous Textiles FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
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 Workshop
September 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Time for Texture  @ The Holburne Museum
A rare opportunity to learn and enjoy a tapestry workshop in the UK from Scottish born, now Australia-based, tapestry weaver Valerie Kirk, whose stunning work features in Tapestry: Here & Now. Learn the techniques of knotting, wrapping, cut and loop...
Collection Music
October 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Musician Astronomer and his Friends @ The Holburne Museum
The Musician/Astronomer and his Friends: The Private Music of Herschel, Linley, Jackson and others in Bath in the 1760s and ‘70s. Sara Stowe (Harpsichord and Fortepiano) Ibi Azziz (Cello and Viola da Gamba) Simon Koderand (Violin) Matthew Spring (Guitars) Bath...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Print the Holburne FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
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...

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.