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May 2018 – January 2019

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....
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...
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...
Gainsborough and the Theatre
Oct 5 – Jan 20 all-day Exhibition Featured featured
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 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...
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...
Rodin rethinking the fragment @ The Holburne Museum
Nov 2 – Jan 27 all-day Exhibition featured
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 featured
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 featured
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 featured
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...
A  Very Georgian Soirée @ The Holburne Museum
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Adults Exhibition Featured featured
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...
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!
A Bigger Splash  @ The Holburne Museum
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Film featured
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...
Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy  @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Jan 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Exhibition Talk featured
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...