Adult Workshops

June – September 2018

Adults Exhibition Workshop
June 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
‘Golden Age’ Aroma-Tour @ The Holburne Museum
In celebration of Made For the Table and Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust, award-winning food historian Tasha Marks, founder of AVM Curiosities, will present the exhibitions as a treat for the senses. Drawing the two displays together...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
June 30, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dutch Masters: Flower Arranging Workshop @ The Holburne Museum
Create your own Dutch-inspired floral arrangement in this workshop led by Rachel Wardley, founder of the Bath-based Talullah Rose Flower School. Beginning with a guided tour of the exhibition, Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust, Rachel will demonstrate...
Adults Workshop
July 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ring in a Day  @ The Holburne Museum
This one-day silversmithing course will introduce you to some of the basic techniques of silversmithing. Led by Penelope Makower, Principle of the Bishopsland Educational Trust, you will create a unique hall-marked silver ring of your own design. Bishopsland is a...
Adults Exhibition Workshop
July 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am – July 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Dutch Still-Life Oil Painting Masterclass @ The Holburne Museum
Learn the working methods of Dutch still-life masters of the 17th century. In this two-day workshop, students will discover how artists of the period constructed a tonal composition using glazes of transparent earth, over which were applied fine layers of...
Adults Workshop
July 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Delft-tile Painting  @ The Holburne Museum
Join Piet van den Beuken to enjoy a brief history of the Dutch Delft tile. Learn about the design influences and how the tiles were made and used throughout history for decorative and practical purposes. Starting with blank, unglazed ceramic...
Adults Workshop
September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Craft a Bold Beaded Necklace @ The Holburne Museum
Craft your own stylish wooden bead necklace. Learn how to paint a variety of minimalist designs and quirky patterns in bold colours, and choose from a selection of beautiful ribbons and cords to create fastenings.

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.