Exhibitions

June – October 2015

Exhibition Featured
June 27, 2015 – October 4, 2015 all-day
Canaletto Celebrating Britain @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City, 1750-51. ©-Her-Majesty-Queen-Elizabeth-II-2015. Royal Collection Trust Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768), known popularly as Canaletto, is today remembered as one of Italy’s greatest view painters. His images of Venice were particularly popular...
Exhibition Featured
June 27, 2015 – October 4, 2015 all-day
Murmuration @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Laura Ellen Bacon has transformed the facade of the Holburne Museum with an intricate yet imposing sculpture. Visible from inside and outside the building, its surging, presence evokes the murmuration patterns of swallows and starlings. Murmuration is made entirely from...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
July 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Maya will guide you through several different skills and methods of working with willow. Each person will make at least one small, individual piece to take home. The focus of this workshop will be on objects for the garden. Supported...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
July 9, 2015 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join our Senior Curator Amina Wright for a tour of Canaletto: Celebrating Britain and enjoy the bustle and beautiful buildings of mid-Georgian London.
Adults Exhibition Workshop
July 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Canaletto WalkAndDraw @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
The day will begin with a tour of our exhibition followed by an exploration of Bath with opportunities to draw the grand Georgian architecture, quiet backwaters, and elevated viewpoints. No previous drawing experience is necessary and materials will be provided....
Exhibition Families Learning Music Workshop
July 24, 2015 – July 26, 2015 all-day
Friday 24 July Study afternoon and evening lecture – see full listings here Celebrating Canaletto Foodie treats outdoors and in from benugo Camera Obscura on the front lawn Punch and Judy 12 noon, 1.45pm & 3.30pm Venetian Mask Masking drop-in...
Adults Exhibition Music
July 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a summer’s evening and after-hours access to our galleries and special exhibitions at our Friday UP LATE. Relax with a drink and enjoy music in the Garden Café or spill out into our gardens and enjoy the evening sun...
Exhibition Talk
July 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Britain that Canaletto encountered was complex. Join Jacqueline Riding as she unravels the politics and drama of the Jacobite Rebellion and its seemingly peaceful aftermath. However, art often reveals the truth. William Hogarth’s paintings suggest that the threat posed...
Adults Exhibition Music
July 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a summer’s evening and after-hours access to our galleries and special exhibitions at our Friday UP LATE. Relax with a drink and enjoy music in the Garden Café or spill out into our gardens and enjoy the evening sun...
Adults Exhibition Music
August 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a summer’s evening and after-hours access to our galleries and special exhibitions at our Friday Up Late. Relax with a drink and enjoy music in the Garden Café or spill out into our gardens and enjoy the evening sun...
Exhibition Talk
September 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon as she discusses her work with Stephen Feeke, Director New Art Centre, Roche Court where her work has previously been displayed. The evening will reveal an insight into both Laura’s practice and the practicalities of...
Exhibition Talk
September 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Explore how the astonishing works Canaletto painted during his stay in Britain of 1746-55 were designed to celebrate a newly-confident, eclectic and booming Britain. Dr Steven Parissien is Director of Compton Verney, an established authority on Georgian art and curator...
Exhibition Talk
September 23, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Canaletto: Celebrating Britain sheds new light on history. During a period of instability Britain and America sought confidence from a past hero in Alfred the Great, the best-known Anglo-Saxon ruler. From landscape gardens, to opera and ballet, history paintings and...
Adults Exhibition Music
September 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a summer’s evening and after-hours access to our galleries and special exhibitions at our Friday UP LATE. Relax with a drink and enjoy music in the Garden Café or spill out into our gardens and enjoy the evening sun...
Adults Exhibition Music
October 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a summer’s evening and after-hours access to our galleries and special exhibitions at our Friday UP LATE. Relax with a drink and enjoy music in the Garden Café or spill out into our gardens and enjoy the evening sun...

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.