What’s On

February – July 2019

Exhibition
February 7, 2019 – May 19, 2019 all-day
Why Museums Matter @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
On the Ballroom table 7 February to 19 May We invited visitors and people in our local community to complete the statement ‘Museums matter to me because…’ as a way of understanding what people value about museums and how the...
Exhibition
February 8, 2019 – May 6, 2019 all-day
George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field   @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
The Holburne is the only European venue for Shaw’s major retrospective at the Yale Center for British Art. It covers his career from 1996 to the present, including some new works never shown in the UK. Shaw’s paintings, made with...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 23, 2019 – July 16, 2019 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
TUESDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON FULLY BOOKED Block Bookings only to be booked in advance. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (23 April -21 May) 5 Weeks, £50 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (4 June – 16 July) 7 Weeks, £70 FULLY BOOKED TO...
In Conversation Talk Tea-time Talk
April 24, 2019 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Commission Impossible  @ The Holburne Museum
Join Michael Morris in conversation with Kate Pullinger as they discuss the extraordinary commissioning and producing work of Artangel, the London-based powerhouse that has been supporting artists to create site-specific installations and events since 1985. Described as ‘the guardians of modern...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 26, 2019 – July 19, 2019 all-day
Afternoon Toddlealongs (2-5 Years) FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | Bath | England | United Kingdom
FRIDAYS 1-2.30pm Block Bookings only TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 26 APRIL– FRI 24 MAY, 5 WEEKS) £50 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 7 JUNE– FRI 19 JULY, 7 WEEKS) £70  FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI 26 APRIL- FRI...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 26, 2019 – July 19, 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 ALL FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (FRI 26 APRIL– FRI 24 MAY, 5 WEEKS) £50 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 7 JUNE– FRI 19 JULY, 7 WEEKS) £70  FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BOTH...
Learning Young People
April 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass: Inside-Out FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Inside-Out NOW FULLY BOOKED – Email for waiting list £30 (all materials included) – maximum 10 places Explore interior and exterior spaces at the Holburne, through experimental drawing. Create exciting overlaid images using different mono-printing techniques and large pen and...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Feel Good Art 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. 27 April NOW FULLY BOOKED...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 29, 2019 – July 15, 2019 all-day
Arty Babies - FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED. BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. ALL NOW FULLY BOOKED. Email for waiting list. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (29 April  – 20 May) 3 Weeks (excluding 6 May) £30 TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (3 June – 15 July)...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 29, 2019 – July 15, 2019 all-day
Monday Yearlings -FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
MONDAYS 10.30 AM- 12 NOON ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED. BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. ALL NOW FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (29 April – 20 May) 3 Weeks excluding 6 May, £30  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (3 June – 15 July) 7 Weeks, £70  TO BOOK...
Families Family Workshops Learning
May 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Making Faces 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. 11 May Making Faces...
Families Family Workshops
May 28, 2019 – May 31, 2019 all-day
May Holiday Art Camp @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
HOW TO BOOK Booking May Holiday  Art Camp is essential, you can book for the week (click button on right) or BOOK HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL DAYS. Booking the night before or over the weekend for a Monday Art Camp? Please read...
Learning Young People
May 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass: Painting Self-portraits in Acrylics @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Painting Self-portraits in Acrylics £30 (all materials included) – maximum 10 places Paint your own self-portrait using acrylics to build up colour, tone and texture. The work will be informed by looking at the Holburne’s portrait collection. You will learn...
Families Family Workshops Learning
June 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Summertime Bunting 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. 8 June Summertime Bunting NOW...
Adults Learning Workshop
June 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am – June 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
WalkAndDraw: Sketching and Painting the City with Andrew Lansley @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Join artist Andrew Lansley for this two-day course in drawing and painting the city of Bath. Spend the first day sketching and exploring the local area on foot, and learn key skills in drawing, colour application and composition. On the...
Families Family Workshops Learning
Saturday Art Club - Summer Travel Sketchbook 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. 6 July Summer Travel...

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.

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.