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.

Sackler Activity Room

Sackler Discovery Centre

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

Family Activity Bags and Drawing in the Galleries

Borrow an activity bag designed to help the whole family explore the Museum together. With 3 themes to choose from you can go on a ‘Grand Tour’ of the Museum or become an Art Explorer. There is also a bag suitable for Under 5s.

Visitors of all ages can borrow a pencil and paper and get creative, drawing in the galleries.

Free Family Trails

Explore the collection with a free Museum Trail

Exhibitions

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

Facilities

Both our male and female toilets have baby-changing facilities.
For the safety of the collections, pushchairs cannot be taken into the galleries but can be left at Reception.
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

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Astrid Cooper five co-curator of My Kid Couldve Done That at the Holburne Museum Bath © Will-Cooper.

My Kid Could’ve Done That! At the Edge

September 18 at 12:00 pm - December 18 at 5:00 pm
The Edge Art Centre University of Bath, University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY United Kingdom
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Until 18 December at the Edge Art Centre, University of Bath Kenneth Alme, Sara Barker, Harriet Bowman, Dicken Drury, Jesse Darling, Sean Edwards, Lilah Fowler, Ryan Gander, Jasleen Kaur, Tessa Lynch, Joanne Masding, France-Lise McGurn, Natasha McVoy, Kate Owens, Laure Prouvost, Emily Speed, and Yu-Chen Wang & Andro Semeiko. This project, curated by Will Cooper and his five-year old daughter Astrid, brings together work by 18 international artists made in collaboration with their young children. Expect work that celebrates all…

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Family Halloween Trail

October 23 - October 29
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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This October half term explore the Holburne is a new spook-tacular way! Uncover the hidden ghost stories within the museum's unique collection and historic building- with a Halloween twist. Trails are available to purchase from museum front desk 23-31 October.  £1 per person.

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Halloween at The Holburne

Halloween at The Holburne

October 30 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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The ‘House of Holburne’ opens its doors for Halloween treats and spectacles! Join us on Saturday 30 October 5-9pm for an evening of spook-tacular fun including:- 'Show Us Your Pumpkin' carved pumpkin competition- Free to Enter!  Carve your pumpkin with your best spooky design at home, bring it with you to display outside the museum and enter our special competition. The best pumpkin will win a free family pass to The Holburne Museum & The House of Frankenstein! Tealights to…

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Family Halloween Trail

October 31
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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This October half term explore the Holburne is a new spook-tacular way! Uncover the hidden ghost stories within the museum's unique collection and historic building- with a Halloween twist. Trails are available to purchase from museum front desk 23-31 October.  £1 per person.

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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.

Chairs and tables by the glass walls of the Garden Cafe

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.

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