What’s On

February – July 2016

Exhibition Featured
February 13, 2016 – November 6, 2016 all-day
A Handful of Dust @ The Holburne Museum
To celebrate the Holburne’s centenary in its current home, this exhibition gathers together the best of the Museum’s delightful eighteenth-century British portraits in pastel. A mixture of china clay, plaster and pigments pastel is little more than brightly coloured dust,...
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...
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.
Learning Workshop Young People
June 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bronze Arts Award - Information Morning @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Come to our information morning for parents (and young people welcome) to find out more about this exciting arts award (no obligation). The Bronze Arts Award will take place from Monday 1st – Saturday 6 August. The Award itself costs...
Learning Workshop Young People
June 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Portrait Drawing: Capturing Life @ The Holburne Museum
Saturday Art Workshops are an opportunity for GCSE and A level Art students and young people interested in exploring portraiture to be tutored in a friendly, small group environment using high quality artists’ materials. Portrait Drawing: Capturing Life Drawing from...
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.
Families Family Workshops
June 24, 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 24, 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
June 25, 2016 – October 2, 2016 all-day
Stubbs and the Wild @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Today George Stubbs (1724-1806) is known and loved for his anatomically accurate and sensitively realistic portraits of magnificent horses and their supporting cast of dogs and humans. In his own time, the artist’s public image was largely based on his...
Family Workshops
June 25, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Contemporary Collage for Stubbs @ The Holburne Museum
Contemporary Collage for Stubbs Create a modern collage image inspired by paintings in our exhibition Stubbs and the Wild.
Exhibition Friends
June 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friends of the Holburne: A Celebration @ The Holburne Museum
VALUATIONS:  Four experts will offer specialist appraisals of silver, pictures, books and small objects/general antiques.  £2 for the first item, £1 for each further item up to a maximum of 5. BOOK BONANZA:  Sidney Blackmore’s 40th anniversary of fund-raising book...
Families Family Workshops
June 27, 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 28, 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
July 1, 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
July 1, 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.
Learning Workshop Young People
July 2, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Modelling in Clay: Portrait Busts @ The Holburne Museum
Saturday workshops are an opportunity for GCSE and A level Art students and young people interested in exploring portraiture to be tutored in a friendly, small group environment using high quality artists’ materials. Modelling in Clay: Portrait Busts Developing an...
Families Family Workshops
July 4, 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
July 5, 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.