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June – November 2018

Bath to Baghdad @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 14 – Oct 21 all-day Exhibition Featured featured
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...
Arty Babies (0-9 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED. BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (17 September -22 October) 6 Weeks, £60 NOW FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (5 November – 10 December) 6 Weeks, £60 TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (17 September – 10 December) 12 weeks, excluding 29 October,...
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (MON 17 SEP– MON 22 OCT) 6 WEEKS, £60 TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 5 NOV – MON 10 DEC) 6 WEEKS, £60  FULLY BOOKED  
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months)  @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
Sep 18 – Dec 11 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 18 SEP – TUES 23 OCT) 6 WEEKS, £60  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 6 NOV – TUES 11 DEC), 6 WEEKS £60  TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (TUES 18...
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
Sep 21 – Dec 14 all-day Families Family Workshops Learning
FRIDAYS 1- 2.30PM Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 21 SEP – FRI 26 OCT, 6 WEEKS) £60 NOW FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 9 NOV– FRI 14 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60 NOW FULLY BOOKED
Morning Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | England | United Kingdom
FRIDAYS 10.30-12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 21 SEP – FRI 26 OCT, 6 WEEKS) £60 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 9 NOV– FRI 14 DEC, 6 WEEKS) £60 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI 21...
Letters from Baghdad @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Adults Cinema Talk
In honour of our new display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Persian Art, join us for a screening of Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum’s film, Letters from Baghdad (cert PG), which tells the extraordinary true story of Gertrude Bell...
In Search of Adventure: Female Explorers, Past and Present @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
Join explorer Jacki Hill-Murphy as she shares her research into history’s untold stories of the brave women who travelled to remote corners of the world in search of adventure. Jacki will recount her own experiences of walking in these women’s...
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Adults Exhibition Music
Immerse yourself in an eclectic programme of pop-up talks, art demos, installations, performances, DJ-sets and cocktails. All Up Lates are specially curated by student talent and arts practitioners from Bath Spa University and the University of Bath. Special Event: Women and...
Saturday Art Club - Travels in Textiles FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Families Family Workshops Learning
A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with our experienced artists, creating something special to take home. There is also the...
Music of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum
Oct 3 @ 2:10 pm – 2:50 pm Lunchtime Concert Music featured
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...
Gainsborough and the Theatre
Oct 5 – Jan 20 all-day Exhibition
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...
Creativity and Wellbeing Coffee Morning  @ The Holburne Museum
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Adults Learning Workshop featured
Celebrating World Mental Health Day FREE DROP IN EVENT Come for a coffee and enjoy beautiful creative activities inspired by some of the treasures of the Holburne’s collection. This event is organised by members of our Pathways to Wellbeing groups...
Saturday Art Club - Autumn Inspiration FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Families Family Workshops Learning
A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with our experienced artists, creating something special to take home. There is also the...
Vive la Différence   @ The Holburne Museum
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Featured Music
Join us for a lively evening of song celebrating the musical and poetic traditions of 20th-century Germany, France and Britain. Richard Frewer and David Price will explore the German Lieder tradition through works by Richard Strauss, the romantic Gallic Mélodies...
Shakespeare Masterclass  @ The Holburne Museum
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Adults Workshop
Join actor Mark McGann, star of West-end shows Lennon (1982) and Up On the Roof (1987), and two-time Olivier Award nominee, for this one-day intensive Shakespeare Masterclass. Mark’s lauded Screen and Stage Masterclasses have proven popular throughout the UK and...
Family Workshop: Miss Tanner's Travel Journal @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Families Family Workshops Learning Family Workshop
Sunday 21 October, 11-1pm FAMILY WORKSHOP Miss Tanner’s Travel Journal Come and be inspired by intrepid Victorian traveller, Miss Tanner, who collected an eclectic range of treasures on her travels to Persia. Create a beautiful fabric-covered journal using the artefacts...
Naturalism and Nationalism @ The Holburne Museum
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Exhibition Lunchtime Talk Talk
Explore Gainsborough’s remarkable portraits of theatrical men and women in this engaging talk with curator Sue Sloman. Discover the hidden patriotic undercurrents in these works and learn about how the naturalism of Gainsborough’s way of painting, and Garrick’s style of...
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Exhibition Music
Immerse yourself in an eclectic programme of pop-up talks, art demos, installations, performances, DJ-sets and cocktails. All Up Lates are specially curated by student talent and arts practitioners from Bath Spa University and the University of Bath. Special Event: Theatre Revisited...
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...
Art Masterclass - The Art of Expressive Drawing @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
Tuesday 30 October, 11am- 4pm The Art of Expressive Drawing £30 (all materials included) – maximum 10 places Enjoy a day of looking at and drawing from the Gainsborough and the Theatre exhibition. Learn how to tell or suggest a...
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...
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...
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...
The Rage for Music @ The Holburne Museum
Oct 31 @ 2:10 pm – 2:50 pm Lunchtime Concert Music
Experience the music mania of 18th-century Britain! Fashionable fortepiano music was all the rage during this period as the rising middle classes shared in the finer things in life – delicate china, fine silks, polite conversation and music. Join Helen...
Rodin rethinking the fragment @ The Holburne Museum
Nov 2 – Jan 27 all-day Exhibition
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...
Visiting Masterpiece by Hockney @ The Holburne Museum
Nov 2 – Jan 27 all-day Exhibition
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...
Mirror Mirror @ The Holburne Museum
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Exhibition Workshop
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...
Rendez-vous with Rodin @ The Holburne Museum
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
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...
Saturday Art Club - Natural Portraits @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with our experienced artists, creating something special to take home. 10 November Natural Portraits...