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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Lunchtime Concert

June 17 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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FREE NO BOOKING REQUIRED

OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE Join us at lunchtime in to enjoy a diverse selection of Bath Spa University’s Global Music ensembles. Traditional Mbira from Zimbabwe with feature on a line up with lively Klezmer and the frenetically fun ukulele ensemble!    NO BOOKING REQUIRED

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Bedlam Saturday The United Nations Board of Significant Inspiration (UNBOSI)

June 26 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Free

The United Nations Board of Significant Inspiration (UNBOSI) is a little-known arm of the UN. These ingenious thinkers are currently researching pockets of inspiration emanating from the ground in the form of odourless, colourless gas – and they’ve found significant amounts of it here in Bath. Join these mysterious marbleologists as they locate and transfer the gas into specialist glass memory pebbles (aka marbles), then process them through ingenious contraptions to supercharge their powers. Once done, send your newly-genius marble…

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Family Fun Summer Creative Workshops- Wonderful Wedgwood

August 2 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Summer 2021 Creative family fun at the Holburne Museum 2 & 9 August 2021 2 weeks of outdoor creative workshops (Monday-Friday) This Summer we will be offering family friendly creative workshops led by local artists, inspired by the range of unique objects in the museum's collection. MONDAY 2 AUGUST- WONDERFUL WEDGWOOD Learn about Wedgwood’s blue and white Jasperware and how it is made with artist Pip Wynne . Design, decorate and embellish your own impressive versions of these famous ceramics!…

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Family Fun Summer Creative Workshops- Colourful Canals: Make a 3D collage

August 3 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Summer 2021 Creative family fun at the Holburne Museum 2 & 9 August 2021 2 weeks of outdoor creative workshops (Monday-Friday) This Summer we will be offering family friendly creative workshops led by local artists, inspired by the range of unique objects in the museum's collection. TUESDAY 3 AUGUST- Colourful Canals: Make a 3D collage Be inspired by the beautiful Paintings of Canaletto and create your very own 3D canal scene, complete with colourful houses and miniature boats with friends…

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Family Fun Summer Creative Workshops- East Meets West

August 4 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Summer 2021 Creative family fun at the Holburne Museum 2 & 9 August 2021 2 weeks of outdoor creative workshops (Monday-Friday) This Summer we will be offering family friendly creative workshops led by local artists, inspired by the range of unique objects in the museum's collection. WEDNESDAY 4 AUGUST - EAST MEETS WEST Make your own willow light-up lantern inspired by Japanese designs and imaginary animals with artist Maya Wolfe. We'll be taking inspiration from our collection of Imari porcelain…

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Family Fun Summer Creative Workshops- Natures Wire Wonders

August 5 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Summer 2021 Creative family fun at the Holburne Museum 2 & 9 August 2021 2 weeks of outdoor creative workshops (Monday-Friday) This Summer we will be offering family friendly creative workshops led by local artists, inspired by the range of unique objects in the museum's collection. THURSDAY 5 AUGUST - NATURES WIRE WONDERS Explore plant and animal forms in the art and gardens at the Holburne, then design and create your own fantastical 3D artwork inspired by the wonders of…

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Family Fun Summer Creative Workshops- Favourite Faces

August 6 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Summer 2021 Creative family fun at the Holburne Museum 2 & 9 August 2021 2 weeks of outdoor creative workshops (Monday-Friday) This Summer we will be offering family friendly creative workshops led by local artists, inspired by the range of unique objects in the museum's collection. FRIDAY 6 AUGUST - FAVOURITE FACES Taking inspiration from the museum's collection of portrait miniatures, have fun creating a portrait of yourself, your family or even a pet! Explore collage, drawing, painting and using…

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Family Fun Summer Creative Workshops- Go Greek! Emperor for a day

August 9 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Summer 2021 Creative family fun at the Holburne Museum 2 & 9 August 2021 2 weeks of outdoor creative workshops (Monday-Friday) This Summer we will be offering family friendly creative workshops led by local artists, inspired by the range of unique objects in the museum's collection. MONDAY 9 AUGUST - GO GREEK! Emperor for a day Be inspired by Greek and Roman myths and characters hidden in the museum galleries. Create your own Roman wreath and crown yourself Empress/Emperor for…

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Family Fun Summer Creative Workshops- Explorer Extraordinaire

August 10 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Summer 2021 Creative family fun at the Holburne Museum 2 & 9 August 2021 2 weeks of outdoor creative workshops (Monday-Friday) This Summer we will be offering family friendly creative workshops led by local artists, inspired by the range of unique objects in the museum's collection. TUESDAY 10 AUGUST - EXPLORER EXTRAORDINAIRE Be an intrepid explorer and discover something new at the Holburne. Find exotic birds and animals and model your own; make an ancient map of distant lands adding…

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Family Fun Summer Creative Workshops- Fantasy Georgian Pleasure Gardens

August 11 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Summer 2021 Creative family fun at the Holburne Museum 2 & 9 August 2021 2 weeks of outdoor creative workshops (Monday-Friday) This Summer we will be offering family friendly creative workshops led by local artists, inspired by the range of unique objects in the museum's collection. WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST - FANTASY GEORGIAN PLEASURE GARDENS Design your own picturesque garden through drawing and printmaking techniques, take inspiration from nearby Sydney Gardens. Use your drawings to create beautiful prints of the surrounding…

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Family Fun Summer Creative Workshops- Dream Landscapes

August 12 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Summer 2021 Creative family fun at the Holburne Museum 2 & 9 August 2021 2 weeks of outdoor creative workshops (Monday-Friday) This Summer we will be offering family friendly creative workshops led by local artists, inspired by the range of unique objects in the museum's collection. THURSDAY 12 AUGUST - DREAM LANDSCAPES Explore landscapes in the museum collection and outside in the historic Sydney Gardens. Draw, compose and experiment! Have fun working in clay and plaster to create your own…

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Family Fun Summer Creative Workshops- A Georgian Fashion Statement

August 13 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Summer 2021 Creative family fun at the Holburne Museum 2 & 9 August 2021 2 weeks of outdoor creative workshops (Monday-Friday) This Summer we will be offering family friendly creative workshops led by local artists, inspired by the range of unique objects in the museum's collection. FRIDAY 13 AUGUST - A GEORGIAN FASHION STATEMENT Be inspired by the unique fashion styles of Georgian Bath. Who was a trend setter and what did they wear? Learn about the secret language of…

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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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