March – June 2017

Exhibition Talk Tea-time Talk
March 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bruegel's Blind Leading the Blind
Bruegel’s Blind Leading the Blind (1568): The Original and Its Afterlife This lecture will explore the fascinating imagery within Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Parable of the Blind (1568), relating it to contemporary social, political and artistic conditions. The talk  will...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How to Find a Lost Brueghel @ The Holburne Museum
In this talk, Dr Bendor Grosvenor will give a masterclass in how to identify lost paintings, including works by major artists such as Peter Brueghel the Younger, whose newly discovered Wedding Dance features in the Holburne’s current collection. Dr Bendor...
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 @ The Holburne Museum
More than meets the eye: A close-up look at paintings from the Bruegel dynasty Dr Dominique Allart and Dr Christina Currie How exactly Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s compositions were copied and reproduced in vast numbers by his sons Pieter and...
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...
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...

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.