Adult Workshops

November 2018 – January 2019

Exhibition Workshop
November 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Inner Life of Stone @ The Holburne Museum
Taking a lead from a poem by Rilke (who was Rodin’s assistant and mentee) this creative workshop will look, listen and experiment with ways in which sculpture can ‘speak to’ writers. We will be informed and stimulated by a fine...
Adults Workshop
December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Festive Felt @ The Holburne Museum
Handcraft a festive felt decoration for your tree or as a special Christmas gift. Learn how to make a Scandinavian-inspired ornament using a selection of felts, embroidery techniques, and seasonal fastenings.
Exhibition Workshop
January 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sculpting the Body @ The Holburne Museum
Join artist Sue Larner for an exciting clay-sculpting workshop inspired by our display, Rodin: rethinking the fragment. Working from a life model, discover how to sculpt a bodily fragment or figural form in the round and learn key techniques for...
Adults Workshop
January 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Historic Beadwork  @ The Holburne Museum
Learn the delicate art of 17th-century beadwork with Royal School of Needlework tutor, Deborah Wilding. Inspired by our Beadwork Basket from c.1660-70, in this workshop you will learn how to make your own beadwork sample based on the designs and...

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.