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February 2015 – May 2018

Collection Featured
February 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late
Enjoy more at the Holburne’s ‘Up Late’ open evenings. IMO (Ideas, Materials and Objects) BA Course – 2nd Year students Light Shift Monday 16 – Friday 20 February Display on the ground floor of the Museum Friday 20 – Special...
Adults Collection Featured Talk
October 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Guardi Collection Highlight @ The Holburne Museum | Bath | United Kingdom
Each season we select a highlight from the Holburne’s rich and varied collection. This Summer the spotlight is on Coast Scene painted by Francesco Guardi in Venice around 1760. Join the Museum’s Director, Jennifer Scott, to discover more about this...
Collection Featured Talk Tea-time Talk
October 28, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Heart of the Holburne @ The Holburne Museum
The Heart of the Holburne: How the Collection has inspired new artwork Q&A led by Louise Campion in which Steve Hedley will reveal his creative thought process and discuss how the Museum’s permanent collection inspired his painting The Heart of...
Collection Featured Talk
February 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sir Thomas Lawrence's Portrait of Arthur Atherley @ The Holburne Museum
Arthur Atherley by Sir Thomas Lawrence This winter we celebrate the arrival in Bath of a bewitching portrait by one of Bath’s greatest artists, Sir Thomas Lawrence. His sketch for the portrait of Arthur Atherley was made in 1791, when...
Adults Collection Featured Music
February 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Holburne Up Lates are an invitation to socialise with friends within the magnificent setting of the Museum. Relax with drinks and music in the Café, and explore the Museum after hours to discover the treasures of our collection and the...
Collection Talk Tea-time Talk
April 27, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Susini's Crouching Venus @ The Holburne Museum
Antonio Susini (active 1572-1624) Kneeling Woman, Bronze, about 1600, height 25cm.© The Holburne Museum Collection Highlight: Antonio Susini’s Crouching Venus, 1600 The extraordinary bronze Crouching Venus, cast by Renaissance sculptor Antonio Susini after a model by Giambologna, is one of...
Collection Exhibition
July 2, 2016 – July 3, 2016 all-day
Take One: Witcombe Cabinet @ The Holburne Museum
An exhibition showcasing local school children’s creative responses to the unique Witcombe Cabinet exhibited in the Holburne’s Fletcher Gallery. The children took part in ‘Take One’ – a programme developed by the National Gallery to support primary school teachers to...
Collection Talk Tea-time Talk
October 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Portrait of Catherine Cussans @ The Holburne Museum
Collection in Focus: John Hoppner’s Portrait of Catherine Cussans Catherine Cussans was Sir William Holburne’s aunt. Influenced by Reynolds and Gainsborough and rival to Lawrence, John Hoppner was one of the most fashionable portrait painters in eighteenth-century England but is...
Collection Families Family Workshops
October 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Framed! Family Arts Festival Event @ The Holburne Museum
Framed! Family Arts Festival Event FREE Family Day 12noon to 4pm Join us for lots of fun, creative activities inspired by our portrait of Arthur Atherley by Sir Thomas Lawrence: *Create a clay portrait bust *Top tips for drawing and...
Collection Exhibition
November 17, 2016 – March 5, 2017 all-day
Djordje Ozbolt: The Grand Detour @ The Holburne Museum
Acclaimed artist Djordje Ozbolt is telling a new tale, responding directly to the Holburne’s paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. On display throughout the collection and grounds, these works lead us to discover exciting new perspectives on the past and see...
Collection Featured Talk Tea-time Talk
January 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Curator's Choice: The Mouth of Truth @ The Holburne Museum
How do you cheat a lie detector? Especially a magical flesh-eating one made by the most revered poet of Ancient Rome? Come and find out in this talk exploring one of the museum’s charming Italian Baroque cabinet paintings. Michele Rocca’s...
Collection Music
October 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Musician Astronomer and his Friends @ The Holburne Museum
The Musician/Astronomer and his Friends: The Private Music of Herschel, Linley, Jackson and others in Bath in the 1760s and ‘70s. Sara Stowe (Harpsichord and Fortepiano) Ibi Azziz (Cello and Viola da Gamba) Simon Koderand (Violin) Matthew Spring (Guitars) Bath...
Collection Talk
November 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Director’s Choice: Ramsay's Rosamund Sargent @ The Holburne Museum
In his first lecture as Director of the Holburne Museum, Chris Stephens handpicks one of his favourites from the collection: Allan Ramsay’s portrait of Rosamund Sargent (1749). Join Chris as he considers why the work of an eighteenth-century Scottish portraitist,...
Collection Featured
November 28, 2017 – December 5, 2017 all-day
Big Give Campaign: Thank You @ The Holburne Museum
The Holburne Museum is participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017 to raise money for the restoration and display of Miss Ellen Tanner’s fascinating collection of Persian and Middle Eastern artworks. The Big Give is a matched funding campaign,...
Collection Families Music
February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and exhibitions as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Discover the treasures from our Collection and experience our beautiful exhibition Anthony Fry: A Retrospective. In the Garden Café, sample...
Collection Exhibition Music
April 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Re-Inventing the Souvenir Join us for an exclusive view of exciting, contemporary souvenirs designed by Bath Spa University’s 3D design students in partnership with the Holburne. Enjoy a ‘salon’ of pop-up talks in our Café presented by leading designers, academics...
Collection Talk
May 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Curator’s Choice: John Smart, Miniaturist @ The Holburne Museum
During the eighteenth century, Britain produced some of the finest portrait miniatures ever made, and none were finer or more compelling than the work of John Smart (1740 – 1811). Come and hear all about this extraordinary artist, described by...