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February 2016 – November 2018

Exhibition Featured Music
February 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am – February 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Sound Shift
This collaboration with BSU students aims to explore how Sound can be use as a tool to engage our visitors by shifting their perceptions of the Holburne Museum and its surroundings. IMO SOUND project BSU Sound Shift Holburne is an...
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...
Featured Talk Tea-time Talk
February 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Changing Lives through Art
To celebrate the first national Museum’s and Well-being Week (29 February – 6 March) this talk will showcase some of the inspiring creativity and well-being work taking place at the Holburne Museum and its partners, The American Museum in Britain...
Featured Lunchtime Concert Music
March 8, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A voice of One's Own @ The Holburne Museum
Lunchtime Concert: A Voice of One’s Own Triptych Rachel Marsh (Soprano) Kirsten Miller (Cello) Philip May (Steinway piano) Marking International Women’s Day, Triptych trio are performing a selection of works written by women. The programme includes pieces by Amy Beach,...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Featured Talk
March 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Impressionist Women: Makers and Muses @ The Holburne Museum
Until the Impressionist revolution, cultural prejudices made it almost impossible for women to become professional artists and their role was confined to being treated as subject matter. This talk will look at some of the remarkable women who broke through...
Exhibition Featured Friends
June 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friends of the Holburne: A Celebration @ The Holburne Museum
VALUATIONS:  Four experts will offer specialist appraisals of silver, pictures, books and small objects/general antiques.  £2 for the first item, £1 for each further item up to a maximum of 5. BOOK BONANZA:  Sidney Blackmore’s 40th anniversary of fund-raising book...
Adults Exhibition Featured Music
September 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Relax with friends and a drink in the Garden Café, share some light bites and enjoy music in our Café throughout the evening. Discover the treasures from our collection and don’t miss your last chance to see the critically acclaimed...
Featured Lunchtime Concert Music
December 6, 2016 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
A Celebration of English and Festive Song @ The Holburne Museum
Soprano Lucy Simon and pianist Patricia Robertson-Glasgow perform a festive recital of English song from our much-loved native 20th Century composers Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Herbert Howells and Peter Warlock. Enjoy a magical atmosphere of folk-music inspired melodies and Christmas-tide...
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...
Families Featured
May 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plant Sale @ The Holburne Museum
Join us for the annual Plant Sale in aid of the Holburne Museum. Plants for sale from expert nurseries: Chase Plants In Cover Foxley Road Nurseries The Mead Nursery Special Plants Wild Thyme Also displaying work from: CharlieCaffyn Furniture Willow...
Featured Music
June 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Northern Lights: An Evening with Noctis @ The Holburne Museum
Noctis are delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed pianist, Maria Garcia, for their Summer concert exploring the works of several prominent figures in the contemporary choral music scene, including Eriks Esenvalds, Ola Gjeilo and Jussi Chydenius. The programme will explore how...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Featured Talk
August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Creative Process and Progress with Candace Bahouth @ The Holburne Museum
Artist Candace Bahouth, designer at the iconic Erhman Tapestries for over 25 years presents a lively, illustrated lecture exploring the development of her work over her career. Candace will describe how a love of woven tapestry inspired her own strikingly...
Exhibition Featured
October 20, 2017 – January 21, 2018 all-day
Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception @ The Holburne Museum
“… dazzling” The Sunday Times This exhibition will explore one of the most exciting threads of art history of the past 150 years. Many artists from the Impressionists onwards were inspired by scientific colour theories, such as the pointillist work...
Featured Music
November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late: Psychedelic Science Café @ The Holburne Museum
In keeping with our exhibition, Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception, join scientists and mathematicians from the University of Bath for a night of illusion and wonder! Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to our galleries where you can discover the...
Families Family Workshops Featured
November 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Meets Science: Festive Fun @ The Holburne Museum
Make ‘Op Art’ Christmas decorations, a centrepiece for your festive feast, dazzling deely boppers and eye-popping stocking! Join experts from the University of Bath to discover the science and maths behind your creations. 1.30-5pm We are thrilled to welcome Eat...
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,...
Exhibition Featured
February 9, 2018 – May 7, 2018 all-day
Anthony Fry: A Retrospective @ The Holburne Museum
We are delighted to be showing the first museum retrospective of the painter Anthony Fry (1927-2016), who enjoyed huge commercial success in Britain and America during his lifetime but has not previously been recognised by a major exhibition. Comprising works...
Exhibition Featured
April 13, 2018 – July 1, 2018 all-day
Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
Made for the Table is a modern table setting featuring contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection alongside other crafts, demonstrating how makers continue to be inspired to make beautiful objects for use. The exhibition explores the sensory experience of...
Exhibition Featured
April 19, 2018 – April 29, 2018 all-day
The Long Way Home @ The Holburne Museum
The Long Way Home reflects on the long journey that refugees across the world undertake when they decide to leave their homes in pursuit of a new place to call “home”. It’s normally the wealthiest, luckiest or strongest ones who...
Families Featured
May 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plant Sale @ The Holburne Museum
Join us for the annual Plant Sale in aid of the Holburne Museum Plants for sale from: Holburne Friends’ Plant stall Chase Plants Foxley Road Nurseries Parham Bungalow Plants Wild Thyme Free advice on planting and care Also displaying work...
Exhibition Featured Music
May 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and garden as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening....
Exhibition Featured
June 14, 2018 – October 21, 2018 all-day
Bath to Baghdad @ The Holburne Museum
Discover the eclectic collection of art formed by Miss Ellen Tanner following her journey to the Middle East in the 1890s. From sumptuous textiles to delicate carved woodwork and lacquer and elaborately decorated metalwork, this collection is on display for...
Exhibition Featured Music
June 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Drawn to the Holburne Discover the art of drawing in this vibrant Up Late curated by students and staff from the Bath School of Art and Design. Join us for an eclectic mix of pop-up talks, life drawing, hands-on art...
Adults Cinema Families Featured
August 9, 2018 – August 12, 2018 all-day
Pop Up Cinema @ The Holburne Museum
One of the best things in life has to be enjoying a fabulous film framed by a backdrop of stars, surrounded by the horticultural heaven of the Holburne’s grounds. This August The Little goes free range, as we bring four...
Adults Featured
September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gin Garden @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Tasting Note Join Great Western Wine at the Holburne Museum for the inaugural Gin Garden! An opportunity to taste and discuss a wide range of exceptional artisanal and batch gins from around Britain showcasing some of the wonderful gins now...
Exhibition Featured
October 5, 2018 – January 20, 2019 all-day
Gainsborough and the Theatre
By bringing together some of Thomas Gainsborough’s finest portraits of his friends in the theatre, this exhibition will create a conversation between the leading actors, managers, musicians, playwrights, designers, dancers and critics of the 1760s-80s.  Gainsborough & the Theatre explores...
Adults Exhibition Featured
November 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A  Very Georgian Soirée @ The Holburne Museum
For one night only, immerse yourself in the colourful world of the Sydney Hotel, the Holburne’s original manifestation in the late 1700s* and experience an eclectic mix of live music, dance and card games in our galleries. Sample gin cocktails...