Adult Workshops

February – June 2017

Adults Exhibition Workshop
February 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Bruegel Poetry Workshop @ The Holburne Museum
Brueghel saw it all / and with his grim // humor faithfully / recorded / it. So wrote American poet, William Carlos Williams in 1962, admiring reproductions of Peter Bruegel the Elder’s work. This new exhibition – with works by...
Adults Workshop
March 4, 2017 – March 5, 2017 all-day
Paint a Self-portrait in Oils  @ The Holburne Museum
Saturday 4 March, 10.30am – 4.30pm Sunday 5 March, 11am – 4pm Learn the basics behind setting-up and creating a self-portrait in oil paint. From initial charcoal sketch right through to a full-tonal under-painting, you will be guided through the...
Adults Collection Workshop
March 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Visitors @ The Holburne Museum
An exciting opportunity to learn about our unfinished oil study of Arthur Atherley by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Enjoy an afternoon in the galleries, followed by a creative ‘hands on’ art activity inspired by the painting. Supported by a BSL interpreter....
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...
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.