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May 2018 – April 2019

Exhibition
May 25, 2018 – September 16, 2018 all-day
Prized Possessions Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
The National Trust owns some of the finest paintings in Britain by Dutch masters of the Golden Age. Normally seen in the rooms of country houses, the best of these seventeenth-century paintings will be displayed together in a gallery for...
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...
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...
Lunchtime Concert Music
October 3, 2018 @ 2:10 pm – 2:50 pm
Music of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum
Experience the music of the Georgian stage! Florentine Arts Ensemble present an invigorating programme of music that explores the challenges faced by 18th-century performing artists.  Discover the public’s attitude toward music and the theatre, and the development of what became...
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 Learning Workshop
October 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Creativity and Wellbeing Coffee Morning  @ The Holburne Museum
Celebrating World Mental Health Day FREE DROP IN EVENT Come for coffee, cake and a chat! Enjoy a friendly guided tour around the museum as well as beautiful creative activities. For further info: l.campion@holburne.org . Complete list of World Mental Health...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 31, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Family Drop-Ins: Spooky Stage Sets @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Museums Week FREE HOLIDAY DROP-INS Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm Spooky Stage Sets Make a mini stage-set complete with ghastly ghouls and scary skeletons. Then have hours of fun creating your own plays at home. Halloween...
Exhibition
November 2, 2018 – January 27, 2019 all-day
Rodin rethinking the fragment @ The Holburne Museum
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was a collector and lover of the antique, and his sculpture was influenced by his admiration for classical art. Alongside works from the British Museum and the Holburne’s own collection, this display will show The Thinker alongside...
Exhibition
November 2, 2018 – January 27, 2019 all-day
Visiting Masterpiece by Hockney @ The Holburne Museum
One of the nation’s most loved paintings, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy is also one of the great portraits of British art. The image speaks powerfully to the eighteenth-century conversation pieces in the Holburne’s own collection as well as...
Exhibition Workshop
November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Mirror Mirror @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy a rigorous portrait-drawing class with renowned artist, Saied Dai. Inspired by Gainsborough & the Theatre this workshop is designed for those looking to establish a firm and intelligent foundation in drawing for a lifetime of creative practice. View Gainsborough’s...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
November 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rendez-vous with Rodin @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy two talks for the price of one as we celebrate our exciting new display, Rodin: Rethinking the Fragment. Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker: Revolutionizing Modern Art It is hard to believe that Rodin’s most famous sculpture,The Thinker, began life as...
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...
Families Family Workshops
December 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Family Event: Pantomime Season - Oh yes it is!
Saturday 1 December, 12 noon – 4pm FREE Enjoy an afternoon of pantomime-themed Christmas creativity. Make a fairy godmother for your tree, a Peter Pan snow globe and a Cinderella’s carriage table decoration. Come…and all your wishes will come true!
Film
December 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Bigger Splash  @ The Holburne Museum
Join us for a screening of Jack Hazan’s ground-breaking 1974 biopic of David Hockney (cert 18). Taking its title from Hockney’s most famous Californian swimming pool painting, this film tells the story of how Hockney was left struggling to paint...
Exhibition Talk
January 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy  @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Advance Booking Recommended Back by popular demand! Holburne Director, Chris Stephens will be delivering his recent sold-out talk on David Hockney in the last week of the painting’s display at the Museum. Holburne Director Chris Stephens, co-curator of last year’s...
Exhibition
February 7, 2019 – May 19, 2019 all-day
Why Museums Matter @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
On the Ballroom table 7 February to 19 May We invited visitors and people in our local community to complete the statement ‘Museums matter to me because…’ as a way of understanding what people value about museums and how the...
Exhibition
February 8, 2019 – May 6, 2019 all-day
George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field   @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
The Holburne is the only European venue for Shaw’s major retrospective at the Yale Center for British Art. It covers his career from 1996 to the present, including some new works never shown in the UK. Shaw’s paintings, made with...
Adults Exhibition Food
February 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Josh Eggleton x ROOT at The Holburne @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
The Museum is delighted to be hosting guest chef Josh Eggleton along with Rob Howell of ROOT Bristol. Enjoy a menu specially created for the Holburne that celebrates the best of ROOT and the sustainable fruit and vegetable suppliers from...
Adults Cinema Exhibition In Conversation Talk
March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ken Loach and George Shaw In Conversation @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Join acclaimed director and activist Ken Loach in conversation with Holburne-exhibiting artist and Turner-prize nominee George Shaw as they talk about the links between their works. Best-known for his films Kes (1969), I, Daniel Blake (2016) and The Wind that...
Adults Exhibition Featured Learning Study Day
April 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Symposium: Why Museums Matter for Mental Health @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Friday 5 April, 10am–4.30pm £30 (includes refreshments on arrival and welcome pack) ‘Increasingly museums are an essential part of the social health infrastructure as well as the cultural and we are very much an active part of that development. Since...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
In Conversation: Tristram Hunt, Sonia Boyce & Maria Balshaw @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Tristram Hunt (Director, V&A), Sonia Boyce, (Artist and Professor of Black Art & Design at University of the Arts London), Maria Balshaw CBE  (Director of Tate) and Chris Stephens (Director, Holburne) As museums redefine their place in society,and their financial positions become...