Families

Family Activities Gallery Drawers

Activity Drawers

Discover activity drawers throughout the extension galleries. Spot the fake objects and guess what others are made from; children of all ages love exploring the activity drawers, with magnifying glasses to help where needed.

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Sackler Discovery Centre

Get creative in the Sackler Discovery Centre with fun, free activities inspired by our current exhibitions.

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Family Activity Bags

Borrow an activity pack for just £3. Designed to help the whole family explore the Museum together. Go on a ‘Grand Tour’ of the Museum or become an Art Explorer. We have just introduced a bag for the Under 5s.

A voyage around the Holburne

Family Trails

Explore the collection with a Museum Trail; choose from ‘A Voyage Around the Holburne’ or ‘Animals Everywhere’ – just 50p each.

Exhibitions

Children under 5 go free to our charged for temporary exhibitions.

Facilities
Both our male and female toilets have baby-changing facilities.
Some of our gallery spaces are a little bit small and navigation with pushchairs could be difficult for you. Please speak to one of gallery attendants if you face any problems as they will be more than happy to help.
The museum is fully accessible. We have parking for Blue Badge holders and a wheelchair can be booked in advance of your visit.

Shop
Our shop is full of creative art inspired purchases for pocket money prices.

Please contact us if you have any questions by phone tel 01225 388569 or by email enquiries@holburne.org

September 2018 – February 2019

Families Family Workshops Learning
September 17, 2018 – December 10, 2018 all-day
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,...
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 17, 2018 – December 10, 2018 all-day
Monday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ 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 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (MON 5 NOV – MON 10 DEC) 6 WEEKS, £60  FULLY BOOKED  
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 18, 2018 – December 11, 2018 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings (12-24 months) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (TUES 18 SEP – TUES 23 OCT) 6 WEEKS, £60 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (TUES 6 NOV – TUES 11 DEC), 6 WEEKS £60 FULLY BOOKED  
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 21, 2018 – December 14, 2018 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
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
Families Family Workshops Learning
September 21, 2018 – December 14, 2018 all-day
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...
Families Family Workshops Learning
November 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Room with a View- FULLY BOOKED @ 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. 24 November Room with...
Families Family Workshops Learning
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!
Families Family Workshops Learning
December 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Winter Wonderland - FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum | 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. 8 December Winter Wonderland...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 7, 2019 – April 1, 2019 all-day
Arty Babies @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED. BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (7 January -11 February) 6 Weeks, £60 TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (4 March– 1 April) 5 Weeks, £50 TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (7 January – 1 April) 11 weeks,...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 7, 2019 – April 1, 2019 all-day
Monday Yearlings @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED. BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (7 January -11 February) 6 Weeks, £60  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (4 March– 1 April) 5 Weeks, £50 TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (7 January – 1 April) 11 weeks, excluding 18/25 Feb, £110
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 8, 2019 – April 2, 2019 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON Block Bookings only to be booked in advance. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (8 January -12 February) 6 Weeks, £60 TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (5 March– 2 April) 5 Weeks, £50 TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (8...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 11, 2019 – April 5, 2019 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 years)  @ The Gardener's Lodge
FRIDAYS 1- 2.30PM Block Bookings only. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 11 JAN – FRI 15 FEB 6 WEEKS) £60  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 8 MARCH– FRI 5 APRIL, 5 WEEKS) £50  TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI 11 JAN – FRI 5 APRIL, 11 WEEKS, £110, excluding...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 11, 2019 – April 5, 2019 all-day
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 11 JAN – FRI 15 FEB, 6 WEEKS) £60 TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 8 MARCH– FRI 5 APRIL, 5 WEEKS) £50 TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI 11 JAN –...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club- We are the Champions- FULLY BOOKED @ 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. 12 January – FULLY...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Watercolour Animals FULLY BOOKED @ 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. 26 January NOW FULLY...
Families Family Workshops Learning
February 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Express Yourself FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum | 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. 9 February -NOW FULLY...

Free Admission to The Collection

The heart of the present day Collection was formed by Sir Thomas William Holburne (1793-1874). As a second son, Thomas William (generally known as William) first pursued a naval career. He ultimately inherited the Baronetcy in 1820 following the death of his elder brother, Francis, at the Battle of Bayonne in 1814.

In 1882 this collection of over 4,000 objects, pictures and books was bequeathed to the people of Bath by Holburne’s sister, Mary Anne Barbara Holburne. One of the Holburne’s main purposes is to preserve the things that have been entrusted to our care. The Collection if free to view.

Garden Cafe

Come and see us in the Garden Cafe at The Holburne Museum. The cafe is run by Benugo and shares the Museum’s opening hours, with the last order taken half an hour before we close. We are happy to supply free drinking water and high chairs and our menu includes kids’ packed lunches.