What’s On Today

January – June 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
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...
Adults Exhibition Music
March 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Up Late Friday @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
All Up Lates are specially curated by upcoming student talent and arts practitioners from the Universities of Bath Spa, Bath and Bristol. Some Things Political Some Things Political incorporates artwork produced by students and tutors from the Contemporary Arts Practice...
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
Symposium: Why Museums Matter for Mental Health FULLY BOOKED  @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
The Symposium is now fully booked – please email for waiting list.   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...
Adults Talk Tour
Walking Tour: Bath's Last Legal Slave-owners FULLY BOOKED @ 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 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 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. WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL AND THURSDAY 18 APRIL NOW FULLY BOOKED Holiday  Art Camps are also available:...
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...
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)  @ 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   TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (FRI 26 APRIL- FRI 19...
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  @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED. BLOCK BOOKINGS ONLY. 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 BOTH BLOCKS (29...
Families Family Workshops Learning
April 29, 2019 – July 15, 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 (29 April – 20 May) 3 Weeks excluding 6 May, £30  TO BOOK BLOCK 2 (3 June – 15 July) 7 Weeks, £70  TO BOOK BOTH BLOCKS (29 April...
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...

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.