What’s On

February – June 2017

Exhibition
February 11, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
Bruegel Defining a Dynasty Exhibition @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | England | United Kingdom
The Holburne Museum is proud to announce the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty will unravel the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the...
Families Family Workshops Learning
February 20, 2017 – May 22, 2017 all-day
Arty Babies (Up to 9 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. BLOCK 1 20 February to 27 March £60 (6 week block) NOW FULLY BOOKED BLOCK 2 24 April to 22 May NOW FULLY BOOKED £40 (4 week block; excluding 1 May)
Exhibition
March 11, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
Anne Desmet RA @ The Holburne Museum
Wirth Gallery Free Distinguished wood engraver Anne Desmet presents a series of journeys through time. These recent prints and mixed media collages will take you to New York, London and an imaginary beyond, exploring the tones and textures of changing...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In Conversation with Anne Desmet @ The Holburne Museum
Join wood engraver Anne Desmet as she discusses her work with Amina Wright (senior Curator, Holburne Museum). The conversation will examine the artist’s printmaking and collage techniques, follow her on her travels, and explore links between her work and the...
Study Day Talk
March 31, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Study Afternoon: Bruegel FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
This event is now fully booked. If you still interested in attending a lecture about our current Bruegel exhibition, why not book ‘Who was Bruegel?‘ by Dr Amy Orrock (co-curator of the exhibition) on 11 May at 7pm? More than...
Adults Exhibition Music
March 31, 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 from our resident DJ throughout the evening. Discover the...
Collection Talk Tea-time Talk
April 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Willem Wissing's Portrait of Laurence Hyde @ The Holburne Museum
CURATOR’S CHOICE: Willem Wissing’s Portrait of Laurence Hyde, First Earl of Rochester Behind Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester’s famous name and sumptuous portrait lies a story of surprising connections and changing fortunes at the Stuart court. The artist, Willem Wissing,...
Families Family Workshops
April 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Easter Eggstravaganza @ The Holburne Museum
Come and enjoy an afternoon of creative activities inspired by the peasants, proverbs, tulips, butterflies and beetles in our colourful exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. Join us and: • Decorate a speckled egg for our giant bird’s nest • Add...
Family Workshops Learning
April 10, 2017 – April 13, 2017 all-day
Easter Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
Booking Easter Art Camp is essential, you can book for the week or choose to come for the day. Please see our full Easter Art Camps 2017 Schedule for planned daily arts activities. Tuesday 11 April NOW FULLY BOOKED Individual days still...
Learning Young People
April 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclasses  - Printmaking Heaven @ The Gardener's Lodge
Thursday 13 April, 10 – 4pm Printmaking Heaven £30 All materials included Led by printmaker Angela Lai-Yen, this workshop will take inspiration from our exhibition of exquisite wood engravings by Anne Desmet. Learn the processes of lino cutting and mono...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 18, 2017 – April 21, 2017 all-day
Easter Art Camp (5-11 year olds) @ The Holburne Museum
Booking Easter Art Camp is essential, you can book for the week or choose to come for the day. Please see our full Easter Art Camps 2017 Schedule for planned daily arts activities. You can also book individual days CLICK HERE. (PLEASE NOTE...
Exhibition Lunchtime Concert Music
April 18, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A Life in Flux @ The Holburne Museum
A Life in Flux is a companion musical programme to the special exhibition Under Changing Skies, featuring prints by Anne Desmet RA. Songs from three regions – Spain, Germany and the Americas – convey kaleidoscopic experiences of change: political upheaval,...
Music
April 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sing Shakespeare @ The Holburne Museum
Celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday in the elegant surroundings of the Brownsword Picture Gallery. be entertained by the vocal talents of Operaletta as they pay their annual visit to the museum. They will present a tuneful, interesting and sometimes surprising selection...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 24, 2017 – July 10, 2017 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 24 APRIL– MON 22 MAY, 4 WEEKS, excluding 1 MAY) £40 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 12 JUNE – MON 10 JULY, 5 WEEKS, £50)...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 25, 2017 – July 11, 2017 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 25 APR – TUES 23 MAY, 5 WEEKS) £50 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 13 JUNE – TUES 11 JULY, 5 WEEKS) £50 CLICK HERE...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 28, 2017 – July 14, 2017 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 1-2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 28 APRIL– FRI 26 MAY, 5 WEEKS, £50) CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (9 JUNE – FRI 14 JULY, 6 WEEKS, £60) CLICK HERE TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI 28 APRIL...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 28, 2017 – July 14, 2017 all-day
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 28 APRIL – FRI 26 MAY, 5 WEEKS) £50 CLICK HERE TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 9 JUNE – FRI 14 JULY, 6 WEEKS) £60 CLICK HERE TO BOOK...
Adults Exhibition Music
April 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 from our resident DJ throughout the evening. Discover the...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) Perfect Prints FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
6 May Perfect Prints Discover William Holburne’s permanent collection and take inspiration to create a unique mono-print using a range of exciting marks.
Exhibition Lunchtime Concert Music
May 9, 2017 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A Flemish Foray  @ The Holburne Museum
The Netherlands in the time of the Brueghels was pivotal for Renaissance music, with composers of the Franco-Flemish school emerging as key players across Europe. Antwerp’s printers were active in publishing some of their work to a popular audience, while...
Talk
May 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Introducing IMAGE  @ The Holburne Museum
Over the last year the group have been working with 3 Bath Museums (the Holburne, American Museum in Britain and Museum of Bath Architecture) to promote inclusion and wellbeing and consult on engaging new audiences. Find out how they have...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Who was Bruegel  @ The Holburne Museum
Who was Bruegel? Discovering the Master through his Sons ‘Peasant Bruegel’ – highbrow humanist, painter of nature or practical joker? In this lecture Amy Orrock will explore the many identities of the elusive father of the Bruegel dynasty, Pieter Bruegel...
Adults Collection Workshop
May 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Gainsborough and the Full-Length Portrait @ The Holburne Museum
This workshop draws inspiration from the full-length Gainsborough portraits in the Holburne’s collection. The day opens with a curatorial talk giving insight into Gainsborough and his development of the society portrait, from his arrival in Bath and beginnings of a...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club (5-13 Years) Beautiful Bruegel Flowers FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
20 May Beautiful Bruegel Flowers Delve into the wonderful flower paintings in the exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. Create a fabric collage using the works for inspiration.
Music
May 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Tenant @ The Holburne Museum
Music performance and theatre company, Concert Theatre, bring to life Anne Brontë’s groundbreaking work The Tenant of Wildfell Hall with a woman’s valiant struggle for independence and creative freedom. In an innovative hybrid concert-theatre form, a live pianist and two...
Adults Exhibition Music
May 26, 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 from our resident DJ throughout the evening. Discover the...
Learning Young People
June 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclasses - Experiment with Eco Dyeing @ The Gardener's Lodge
Thursday 1 June, 10 – 4pm Experiment with Eco Dyeing £30 (all materials included) (maximum 10 places) Learn how to use the natural dyes found in leaves and plants to create stunning textile pieces. We will take inspiration from the...
Families Family Workshops
June 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Collage a Photo Frame @ The Holburne Museum
Join artist Paula Tew to discover the art of collage. Decorate an oval frame with a beautiful garland of flowers – inspired by a painting in the exhibition Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. Suitable for children over 5 years; all children...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
June 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Flemish Painting Methods  @ The Holburne Museum
The painting methods Flemish artists in the 15th and 16th centuries The lecture will focus on the painting practices of Flemish artists of the 15th to 16th century. During this period oil painting emerged as the dominant painting medium; prior...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
June 3, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
The Mixed Technique of Egg Tempera and Oil @ The Holburne Museum
Saturday 3 June, 10.30am – 5pm and Sunday 4 June 11am – 4.30pm Discover the traditional painting techniques used by Flemish artists of the 15th and early 16th centuries, who brought together egg tempera and oil, integrating the virtues of...

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.