What’s On

January – April 2019

Families Family Workshops Learning
January 7, 2019 – April 1, 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. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (7 January -11 February) 6 Weeks, £60 NOW FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (4 March– 1 April) 5 Weeks, £50 NOW FULLY BOOKED  
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 7, 2019 – April 1, 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. TO BOOK BLOCK 1 (7 January -11 February) 6 Weeks, £60 BLOCK 1 NOW FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (4 March– 1 April) 5 Weeks, £50 B2 NOW FULLY BOOKED  Please email...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 8, 2019 – April 2, 2019 all-day
Tuesday Yearlings FULLY BOOKED @ 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 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (5 March– 2 April) 5 Weeks, £50 FULLY BOOKED  TO...
Families Family Workshops Learning
January 11, 2019 – April 5, 2019 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 11 JAN – FRI 15 FEB 6 WEEKS) £60 NOW FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 8 MARCH– FRI 5 APRIL, 5 WEEKS) £50 NOW FULLY BOOKED  Please email learning@holburne.org to be added to a...
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 FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (FRI 8 MARCH– FRI 5 APRIL, 5 WEEKS) £50  FULLY BOOKED TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS...
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...
Learning Young People
Art Masterclass: Breaking Boundaries with Watercolour FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | England | United Kingdom
NOW FULLY BOOKED – EmaiI learning@holburne.org for waiting list Breaking Boundaries with Watercolour £30 (all materials included) – maximum 10 places  Discover an eclectic range of watercolour techniques that will be inspired by exploring the Holburne’s collection of ceramics, textiles,...
Families Family Workshops
February 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Family Holiday Drop Ins: Do Not Disturb! @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
FREE FAMILY HOLIDAY DROP-INS 10.30am–12.30pm and 1.30–3.30pm Do Not Disturb! Make a unique sign for your bedroom – inspired by the gorgeous Georgian doors of Bath. (Most suitable for over 5’s; adults must accompany children at all times)
Families Family Workshops
February 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free Family Holiday Drop Ins: Do Not Disturb! @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
FREE FAMILY HOLIDAY DROP-INS 10.30am–12.30pm and 1.30–3.30pm Do Not Disturb! Make a unique sign for your bedroom – inspired by the gorgeous Georgian doors of Bath. (Most suitable for over 5’s; adults must accompany children at all times)
Families Family Workshops
February 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Family Holiday Drop Ins: Do Not Disturb! @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
FREE FAMILY HOLIDAY DROP-INS 10.30am–12.30pm and 1.30–3.30pm Do Not Disturb! Make a unique sign for your bedroom – inspired by the gorgeous Georgian doors of Bath. (Most suitable for over 5’s; adults must accompany children at all times)
Families Family Workshops
February 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free Family Holiday Drop Ins: Do Not Disturb! @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
FREE FAMILY HOLIDAY DROP-INS 10.30am–12.30pm and 1.30–3.30pm Do Not Disturb! Make a unique sign for your bedroom – inspired by the gorgeous Georgian doors of Bath. (Most suitable for over 5’s; adults must accompany children at all times)
Adults Music
February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jazz in the Galleries- The Jim Blomfield Trio @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
( Garden Café open for drinks, 6-7pm) Join The Jim Blomfield Trio for their debut jazz gig at the Holburne. Like many of the newer generation of jazz players today, the Trio draw their influences from various genres – the...
Families Family Workshops Learning
March 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Back to the Future 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. 2 March NOW FULLY...
Adults Cinema Exhibition In Conversation Talk
March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ken Loach and George Shaw In Conversation @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Join acclaimed director and activist Ken Loach in conversation with Holburne-exhibiting artist and Turner-prize nominee George Shaw as they talk about the links between their works. Best-known for his films Kes (1969), I, Daniel Blake (2016) and The Wind that...
Adults Talk Tour
March 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Walking Tour: The Plaqued and Unplaqued FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Explore the legacies of slave ownership in Bath, and the campaigns against the slave trade, through a discovery of plaqued and unplaqued buildings. This walk will start in the Holburne’s galleries, continue along Pulteney Street and return via St James’...
Exhibition Film
March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 8:45 am
I, Daniel Blake (cert 15) @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
 (Free access to Exhibition and Garden Café open for drinks, 6-7pm) This harrowing tale from legendary director, Ken Loach, follows one man’s fight for compassion and dignity as he navigates the state welfare system. I, Daniel Blake won the Palme...
Families Family Workshops Learning
March 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Moving Figures 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. 16 March NOW FULLY...
Adults Music
March 20, 2019 @ 2:10 pm – 2:50 pm
Rising Star - Adam Heron (piano) @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
BBC young musician of the year finalist (2018), Adam Heron, performs his debut piano recital at the Holburne with a programme of works to include J. S. Bach. Heron has established himself as one of today’s leading musicians, having won...
Learning Young People
March 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass: Self-Expression @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Self-Expression £30 (all materials included) – maximum 12 places Be inspired by artists, past and present, who evoke emotion through art. Develop visual language exploring colour, tone, form and context. Activities will include a collaborative installation plus colour and texture...
Families Family Workshops
March 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Blooming Botanicals FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
30 March NOW FULLY BOOKED – email for waiting list Blooming Botanicals Make bold pen and ink drawings based on floral paintings and ceramics. A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring...
Adults Exhibition Featured Learning Study Day
April 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Symposium: Why Museums Matter for Mental Health @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Friday 5 April, 10am–4.30pm £30 (includes refreshments on arrival and welcome pack) ‘Increasingly museums are an essential part of the social health infrastructure as well as the cultural and we are very much an active part of that development. Since...
Adults Talk Tour
April 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Walking Tour: Bath's Last Legal Slave-owners @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
In this second walking tour with Richard White, journey from the Holburne Museum to Beckford’s Tower at a relaxed pace, taking in sounds and sights, photographs and sketches, as you discover the hidden history of Bath’s slaveowners. There will be...
Families Family Workshops
April 8, 2019 – April 12, 2019 all-day
Easter Holiday Art Camp (for 5-11yr's) @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
HOW TO BOOK Booking Easter Art Camp is essential, you can book for the week (click button on right) or BOOK HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL DAYS. Holiday  Art Camps are also available: Monday 15 to Thursday 18 April Tuesday 28 to Friday...
Exhibition In Conversation Talk
In Conversation: Tristram Hunt, Sonia Boyce & Maria Balshaw @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Tristram Hunt (Director, V&A), Sonia Boyce, (Artist and Professor of Black Art & Design at University of the Arts London), Maria Balshaw CBE  (Director of Tate) and Chris Stephens (Director, Holburne) As museums redefine their place in society,and their financial positions become...
Music
April 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday -Operaletta @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday – Operaletta Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday in the elegant surroundings of the Brownsword Gallery. Join Operaletta as they return to the Museum for their annual concert of solos, duets, trios and ensembles inspired by the Bard. have been familiar...
Families Family Workshops
April 15, 2019 – April 18, 2019 all-day
Easter Holiday Art Camp (for 5-11yr's) @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
HOW TO BOOK Booking Easter Art Camp is essential, you can book for the week (click button on right) or BOOK HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL DAYS. Holiday  Art Camps are also available: Monday 8 to Friday 12 April Tuesday 28 to Friday 31...
Adults Evening Lecture Talk
April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk Peterloo:The Story of the Manchester Massacre @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Join Jacqueline Riding as she discusses her acclaimed book on the 1819 massacre of peaceful protesters for parliamentary reform,and in addition her role as historical consultant for Mike Leigh’s film on the same subject, Peterloo. Jacqueline Riding specialises in the...
Learning Young People
April 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass: Inside-Out @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Inside-Out £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 ink wash drawings. Includes a visit to the...
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...

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.