What’s On

September 2017 – February 2018

Families Family Workshops Learning
September 4, 2017 – December 11, 2017 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
MONDAYS 1pm – 2.30pm Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 4 SEPT – MON 16 OCT, 6 WEEKS, excluding 25 SEPT, £60) TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 30 OCT – MON 11 DEC, 7 WEEKS, £70) FULLY BOOKED    ...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 4, 2017 – December 11, 2017 all-day
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 4 SEPT – MON 16 OCT, 6 WEEKS, excluding 25 Sept, £60) CLICK HERE FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 30 OCT – MON 11 DEC, 7 WEEKS, £70) CLICK HERE FULLY...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 5, 2017 – December 12, 2017 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 5 SEPT – TUES 17 OCT, 6 WEEKS excluding 26 Sept) £60 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 31 OCT– TUES 12 DEC,  7 WEEKS) £70  FULLY BOOKED TO...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 8, 2017 – December 15, 2017 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 8  SEP– FRI 20 OCT, 6 WEEKS, excluding 29 Sept, £60) FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 3 NOV – FRI 15 DEC, 7 WEEKS, £70) FULLY BOOKED    
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 8, 2017 – December 15, 2017 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON ALL SESSIONS NOW BOOKED Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 8 SEPT – FRI 20 OCT, 6 WEEKS, Excluding 29 Sept) £60 CLICK HERE  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 3 NOV – FRI 15 DEC, 7 WEEKS)...
Exhibition
October 20, 2017 – February 25, 2018 all-day
Michael Petry: In the Realm of the Gods @ The Holburne Museum
In the Realm of the Gods explores the ley lines hidden beneath the city of Bath since the time of the Ancient Britons. Artist Michael Petry has created a newly commissioned glass ley line, to be shown alongside works exploring...
Exhibition Featured
October 20, 2017 – January 21, 2018 all-day
Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception @ The Holburne Museum
“… dazzling” The Sunday Times This exhibition will explore one of the most exciting threads of art history of the past 150 years. Many artists from the Impressionists onwards were inspired by scientific colour theories, such as the pointillist work...
Featured Music
November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late: Psychedelic Science Café @ The Holburne Museum
In keeping with our exhibition, Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception, join scientists and mathematicians from the University of Bath for a night of illusion and wonder! Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to our galleries where you can discover the...
Learning Young People
November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs) - Acrylic Jewellery @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Saturday 25 November, 10am-4pm Acrylic Jewellery £30 (all materials included) – (maximum 10 places)   Join Kim Thomson to learn how to design, cut and form acrylic sheet into gorgeous jewellery inspired by the exhibition Seurat to Riley: The Art...
Families Family Workshops
November 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Meets Science: Festive Fun @ The Holburne Museum
Make ‘Op Art’ Christmas decorations, a centrepiece for your festive feast, dazzling deely boppers and eye-popping stocking! Join experts from the University of Bath to discover the science and maths behind your creations. 1.30-5pm We are thrilled to welcome Eat...
Collection Featured
November 28, 2017 – December 5, 2017 all-day
Big Give Campaign: Miss Tanner’s Persian Treasures @ The Holburne Museum
The Big Give is a matched funding campaign, so for one week only, 28 November – 5 December 2017, donations can be matched by the Big Give – meaning your donation* can be doubled at no additional cost to you!...
Collection Exhibition
November 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Big Give Party! @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
You are cordially invited to the Holburne Big Give Party where you will be able to find out more about Miss Tanner’s fascinating collection or Persian treasures, meet Friends and Patrons, try Persian food, hear from Catrin Jones our Curator...
Friends Music
December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Robert Louis Stevenson: The Wanderer @ The Holburne Museum
This performance will bring to life one of the finest poets, essayists and prose writers in words and music – Robert Louis Stevenson. This programme was first presented on a short tour of Scotland two years ago and was warmly...
Families Family Workshops Learning
December 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Creative Christmas 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...
Lunchtime Concert Music
December 5, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Playing for Jane @ The Holburne Museum
Join Helen Coombs as she presents a programme of music for the fortepiano that would have been known to Jane Austen, her friends and social circle. Listen to elegant and witty pieces designed for the delicate sound of the fortepiano...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
December 9, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Silk-screen Printed Pocket Squares  @ The Holburne Museum
Make a fashion statement this Autumn with an Op Art-inspired pocket square. Explore the art of perception through silk-screen printing with textile designer Jo Kidd, as you create a set of hand-printed pocket squares for yourself, or as a Christmas...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 5, 2018 – March 16, 2018 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 5 JAN– FRI 9 FEB, 6 WEEKS, £60) CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 2 MAR – FRI 23 MAR, 4 WEEKS, £40) CLICK HERE TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 5, 2018 – March 23, 2018 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | England | United Kingdom
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 5 JAN – FRI 9 FEB, 6 WEEKS) £60 BLOCK 1 SOLD OUT TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 2 MAR– FRI 23 MAR, 4 WEEKS) £40 BLOCK 2 SOLD OUT...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Pointy Paintings @ 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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 8, 2018 – March 19, 2018 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED. BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (8 Jan-5 Feb, 5 Weeks, £50) CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (26 Feb – 19 Mar, 4 weeks, £40) CLICK HERE TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (8 Jan- 19 Mar, Excluding 12 &...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 8, 2018 – March 19, 2018 all-day
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months) @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 8 JAN– MON 5 FEB, 5 WEEKS, £50 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 26 FEB – MON 19 MAR, 4 WEEKS, £40) CLICK HERE TO BOOK...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 9, 2018 – March 20, 2018 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 9 JAN – TUES 6 FEB, 5 WEEKS) £50 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 27 FEB – TUES 20 MAR, 4 WEEKS) £40 CLICK HERE...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Is Seeing Believing?  @ The Holburne Museum
Is Seeing Believing? The Psychology and Neuroscience of Illusion in Art Children love perceptual illusions. Of course scientists and artists do too. Why do many adults grow out of this fascination with illusions? One reason might be that illusions are...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
January 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cut, Pattern and Mosaic with Paper @ The Holburne Museum
Discover some of the most visually striking elements of the Op Art movement with illustrator Jessica Palmer, and create your own work of art using specialist papercutting and collage techniques. In this full-day workshop, students will visit the temporary exhibition,...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
January 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Sara Moorhouse @ The Holburne Museum
Join ceramicist Sara Moorhouse in conversation with Holburne Director, Chris Stephens, to discover the inspiration behind her ceramics exhibited in Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. The evening will reveal how the theme of arable landscape underlies Sara’s practice,...
Learning Young People
January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs) - Installation Art @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Saturday 20 January, 10am-4pm Installation Art £30 (all materials included) – (maximum 8 places)   Look at artworks, both past and present, which have been placed within, upon and outside the Holburne by contemporary artists responding to the Museum’s history,...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Monochrome Madness 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...
Music
January 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
An Evening with Phillip Dyson @ The Holburne Museum
The charismatic Phillip Dyson returns to the Holburne Museum with another sensational show featuring some of the world’s most popular and best loved piano classics. Works include pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and George Gershwin, as well as anniversary celebrations...
Music
January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The K.E.S. Holburne Soloist Concert @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Concert starts at 7pm Doors open at 6.15pm Tickets £8
Families Family Workshops Learning
February 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Sand Art @ 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.