What’s On

October 2017 – April 2018

Exhibition
October 20, 2017 – April 8, 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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 5, 2018 – March 16, 2018 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 5 JAN– FRI 9 FEB, 6 WEEKS, £60) CLICK HERE FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 2 MAR – FRI 23 MAR, 4 WEEKS, £40) CLICK HERE  FULLY BOOKED    
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 8, 2018 – March 19, 2018 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED. BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (8 Jan-5 Feb, 5 Weeks, £50) FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (26 Feb – 19 Mar, 4 weeks, £40) FULLY BOOKED If you would like to be added to the waiting...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 8, 2018 – March 19, 2018 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 8 JAN– MON 5 FEB, 5 WEEKS, £50 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 26 FEB – MON 19 MAR, 4 WEEKS, £40) FULLY BOOKED
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 FULLY...
Exhibition
February 2, 2018 – June 3, 2018 all-day
Lighting Up the Stage: Stars of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum
William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), a playwright and novelist, began collecting paintings of actors in the 1910s. He built a sizeable and important collection of theatrical portraits, which he displayed in his villa in the south of France. The collection remained...
Exhibition Featured
February 9, 2018 – May 7, 2018 all-day
Anthony Fry: A Retrospective @ The Holburne Museum
We are delighted to be showing the first museum retrospective of the painter Anthony Fry (1927-2016), who enjoyed huge commercial success in Britain and America during his lifetime but has not previously been recognised by a major exhibition. Comprising works...
Featured Music
March 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Vive la Différence  @ The Holburne Museum
‘Vive la Différence’, the title of this recital, generally refers to the sexes; but might it not equally be a ‘hurrah’ for the difference between the musical and poetic traditions of Germany, France and Britain at the beginning of the...
Evening Lecture Talk
March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bath, Slavery and Memoryscape @ The Holburne Museum
Bath’s links to the transatlantic slave trade and slavery have been timidly studied over the last decades. This talk will look at the legacies and memories of Bath’s colonial past in the urban landscape, including Sydney Gardens. Dr Olivette Otele...
Families Family Workshops Learning
March 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Beautiful Boxes - 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...
Adults Workshop
March 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Stitchless Leather Accessories @ The Holburne Museum
Pack your bags! Be inspired by the theme of travel in our temporary exhibition, and learn how to make your own small leather-goods piece with no stitching. Using only rivets and lacing techniques this workshop is a great introduction to...
Lunchtime Concert Music
March 20, 2018 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
The Golden Days of My Spring @ The Holburne Museum
Maria Danishvar Brown (Soprano) Vera Kovaleva Lewis (Piano) Join us as we celebrate Sergei Rachmaninov’s Birthday on the Museum’s own Steinway piano which he used for his British concerts from 1929-38. The songs by Sergei Rachmaninov are loved in Russia...
Exhibition
March 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Moro Pop-up Restaurant Fully Booked @ The Holburne Museum
Sam and Sam Clark, founders of the award-winning London restaurant Moro, present a wonderful opportunity to enjoy their delicious food and the flavours of Spain and North Africa in Bath to celebrate the life and work of Anthony Fry. Your...
Exhibition
March 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Moro Pop-up Restaurant Fully Booked @ The Holburne Museum
Sam and Sam Clark, founders of the award-winning London restaurant Moro, present a wonderful opportunity to enjoy their delicious food and the flavours of Spain and North Africa in Bath to celebrate the life and work of Anthony Fry. Your...
Exhibition Families Family Workshops
March 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Easter Eggstravaganza @ The Holburne Museum
Whatever the weather, be transported to sunnier climes with fun and creative activities inspired by Anthony Fry’s vibrant, colourful paintings. Decorate an eggstraordinary Easter egg inspired by traditional Indian patterns. No booking required.  
Families Family Workshops Learning
March 26, 2018 – March 29, 2018 all-day
Easter Art Camp (5-11 year old's) @ 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. HOW TO BOOK Booking Easter Art Camp is...
Evening Lecture Featured Talk
March 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Education for the Many @ The Holburne Museum
Drawing upon the wealth of audio interviews recorded by the Artists’ Lives project with the artists who either taught or studied at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, between the 1950s and 1960s, this lecture situates Corsham against the context...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 3, 2018 – April 6, 2018 all-day
Easter Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
HOW TO BOOK Booking Easter Art Camp is essential, you can book for the week or choose to come for the day. To book individual days, CLICK HERE. Booking is also available for : Monday 26 – Thursday 29 March  Booking the...
Learning Young People
Art Masterclass (for 11-18yrs) - Expressive Portraiture: Clay Busts @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Thursday 5 April, 11am-4pm Expressive Portraiture: Clay Busts £30 (all materials included) – (maximum 12 places) Learn how to sculpt an expressive 3D head in clay, working from your own observational sketches and inspired by the work of the 17th...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 9, 2018 – July 9, 2018 all-day
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
MONDAYS 1pm – 2.30pm Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 9 April – MON 14 May) 5 WEEKS, excluding bank holiday 7 May, £50. CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 4 June – MON 9 July) 6 WEEKS, £60. CLICK...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 9, 2018 – July 9, 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 9 APRIL – MON 14 MAY, 5 WEEKS, (excluding 7 May) £50 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 4 June – MON 9 July) 6 WEEKS, £60. CLICK HERE....
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 10, 2018 – July 10, 2018 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 10 APRIL – TUES 15 MAY) 5 WEEKS (excluding 8 May) £50 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 5 JUN – TUES 10 JULY) 6 WEEKS £60. CLICK HERE TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS...
Exhibition Talk
April 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rogues and Vagabonds @ The Holburne Museum
Rogues and Vagabonds: The Garrick Club Collection of Theatrical Art Join Carmen Holdsworth-Delgado as she examines the history of the Garrick Club and some of the treasures within, paying particular attention to images of David Garrick and his contemporaries, such...
Friends Music
April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrating Frank Brown (1923-2001) @ The Holburne Museum
Join Nathaniel Mander and Sam Brown as The Friends of the Holburne celebrate Frank Brown’s contribution to the Museum in an informal, intimate evening of music and discussion. They will conjure up the 19th-century salon with musical gems, performed on...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 13, 2018 – July 20, 2018 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 13 APRIL – FRI 18 MAY), 6 WEEKS, £60 CLICK HERE  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 8 JUNE– FRI 20 JULY), 7 WEEKS, £70 CLICK HERE  TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS  (FRI 13 APRIL– FRI 20 JULY), 13 WEEKS, -excluding...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 13, 2018 – July 20, 2018 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 13 APRIL – FRI 18 MAY), 6 WEEKS, £60 CLICK HERE  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 8 JUNE– FRI 20 JULY), 7 WEEKS, £70 CLICK HERE  TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS  (FRI 13 APRIL–...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Springtime Clay Craft  @ 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...
Family Workshops Learning
April 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Inspired by India: Block Printed Bags @ The Holburne Museum
Family Workshop Sunday 15 April, 10.30-12.30pm Inspired by India: Block printed bags £10 Adults/£5 children Suitable for children over 5 years; all children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Maximum 2 children per adult. (maximum 16 places)   Be...
Exhibition Lunchtime Concert Music
April 17, 2018 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Music of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum
Join the Florentine Arts Ensemble as they present a programme of music inspired by our temporary exhibition, Lighting Up the Stage: Stars of the Georgian Theatre. This recital will explore the challenges facing the performing artist in 18th Century England....

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.