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February – October 2018

Anthony Fry: A Retrospective @ The Holburne Museum
Feb 9 – May 7 all-day Exhibition Featured featured
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...
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Collection Families Music featured
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...
The Golden Days of My Spring @ The Holburne Museum
Mar 20 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm Lunchtime Concert Music featured
Maria Danishvar Brown (Soprano) Vera Kovaleva Lewis (Piano) Join us as we celebrate Sergei Rachmaninov’s Birthday on the Museum’s own Steinway piano which he used for his British concerts from 1929-38. The songs by Sergei Rachmaninov are loved in Russia...
Easter Eggstravaganza @ The Holburne Museum
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Exhibition Families Family Workshops featured
Whatever the weather, be transported to sunnier climes with fun and creative activities inspired by Anthony Fry’s vibrant, colourful paintings: Eastern Eggs – decorate a polystyrene eggs with lovely colours and jewel-like decorations Peacock Easter Baskets – make a special...
Rogues and Vagabonds @ The Holburne Museum
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Exhibition Talk featured
Rogues and Vagabonds: The Garrick Club Collection of Theatrical Art Join Carmen Holdsworth-Delgado as she examines the history of the Garrick Club and some of the treasures within, paying particular attention to images of David Garrick and his contemporaries, such...
Celebrating Frank Brown (1923-2001) @ The Holburne Museum
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friends Music featured
Join Nathaniel Mander and Sam Brown as The Friends of the Holburne celebrate Frank Brown’s contribution to the Museum in an informal, intimate evening of music and discussion. They will conjure up the 19th-century salon with musical gems, performed on...
Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
Apr 13 – Jul 1 all-day Exhibition Featured featured
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...
The Long Way Home @ The Holburne Museum
Apr 19 – Apr 29 all-day Exhibition Featured featured
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...
 Shakespeare’s Birthday @ The Holburne Museum
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Music featured
Celebrate William Shakespeare’s Birthday in the elegant surroundings of the Brownsword Picture Gallery. Be entertained by the vocal talents of Operaletta, many of whom enjoy successful solo careers, as they pay their annual visit to the Holburne Museum. They will...
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Collection Exhibition Music featured
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...
Plant Sale @ The Holburne Museum
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Families Featured featured
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...
Curator’s Choice: John Smart, Miniaturist @ The Holburne Museum
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Collection Talk featured
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...
Poetry Reading @ The Holburne Museum
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Adults Talk featured
Winner of the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award, Michael Symmons Roberts has also collaborated on a range of celebrated musical collaborations and broadcast work. Join him as he reads from his recent collections, including...
Prized Possessions Dutch Masterpieces from National Trust Houses @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
May 25 – Sep 16 all-day Exhibition featured
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...
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Exhibition Featured Music featured
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....
I will sing of my Love @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 12 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm Lunchtime Concert Music featured
“I will sing of my Love”: Scottish and English 18th century Songs for Voice and Historical Harps Anne Lewis and Bill Taylor present a programme of Scottish and English 18th-century songs, airs and dance tunes for voice and historical harps....
Creating Made for the Table @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Exhibition Talk featured
JoinGeorgia Powell, Curator of the exhibition Made for the Table  , to find out about the inspiration for the display. Discover more about the contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection as well as the objects dating back to the sixteenth century....
FREE Aroma-Tour @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Adults Exhibition Tour Workshop featured
What does a work of art taste like? Does a painting have a unique smell? Enjoy a sensory exploration of different works of art through taste and smell with award-winning food historian Tasha Marks, founder of AVM Curiosities.This Aroma-Tour will...
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Exhibition Featured Music featured
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...
Consonant Connections @ The Holburne Museum
Jul 3 @ 1:10 pm – 1:50 pm Lunchtime Concert Music featured
Consonant Connections: A musical perspective on 17th century Anglo-Dutch relationships Explore seventeenth-century Anglo-Dutch music in this lunchtime recital. In honour of our temporary exhibition, Prized Possessions, this recital looks at Constantijn Huygens – musician, poet, art connoisseur and statesman (and...
Ring in a Day  @ The Holburne Museum
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Adults Workshop featured
This one-day silversmithing course will introduce you to some of the basic techniques of silversmithing. Led by Penelope Makower, Principle of the Bishopsland Educational Trust, you will create a unique hall-marked silver ring of your own design. Bishopsland is a...
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Exhibition Music featured
Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and garden as we stay open until 9pm. Join Bath Spa curatorial students for a performance painting intervention on the Holburne front lawn! Then relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and...
Pop Up Cinema @ The Holburne Museum
Aug 9 – Aug 12 all-day Adults Cinema Families Featured featured
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...
Colourscape @ The Holburne Museum
Aug 20 – Aug 29 all-day Adults Families Music featured
Colourscape is a celebration for the senses, an amazing experience of colour, music and light for all ages. 25 interlinked coloured chambers form a labyrinth on the front lawn of the Museum. Put on a cape and immerse yourself in...
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Exhibition Music featured
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....
Craft a Bold Beaded Necklace @ The Holburne Museum
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Adults Workshop featured
Craft your own stylish wooden bead necklace. Learn how to paint a variety of minimalist designs and quirky patterns in bold colours, and choose from a selection of beautiful ribbons and cords to create fastenings.
Gin Garden @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Adults Featured featured
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...
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...