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October 2018 – April 2019

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...
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...
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...
Exhibition Film
March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 8:45 am
I, Daniel Blake (cert 15) @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
 (Free access to Exhibition and Garden Café open for drinks, 6-7pm) This harrowing tale from legendary director, Ken Loach, follows one man’s fight for compassion and dignity as he navigates the state welfare system. I, Daniel Blake won the Palme...
Adults Music
March 20, 2019 @ 2:10 pm – 2:50 pm
Rising Star - Adam Heron (piano) @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
BBC young musician of the year finalist (2018), Adam Heron, performs his debut piano recital at the Holburne with a programme of works to include J. S. Bach. Heron has established himself as one of today’s leading musicians, having won...
Adults Exhibition Featured Learning Study Day
Symposium: Why Museums Matter for Mental Health FULLY BOOKED  @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
The Symposium is now fully booked – please email for waiting list.   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...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
In Conversation: Tristram Hunt, Sonia Boyce & Maria Balshaw. FULLY BOOKED @ 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...
Featured Music
April 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday -Operaletta @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday – Operaletta Operaletta will give its final performance when it presents its annual ‘Shakespeare’s birthday in Song’ concert at the Holburne Museum, Bath. The group founded in 1995 by Edna Blackwell, has over the years performed 19 chamber operas,...
Adults Evening Lecture Talk
April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk Peterloo:The Story of the Manchester Massacre @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Join Jacqueline Riding as she discusses her acclaimed book on the 1819 massacre of peaceful protesters for parliamentary reform,and in addition her role as historical consultant for Mike Leigh’s film on the same subject, Peterloo. Jacqueline Riding specialises in the...