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Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom

Holburne Museum Plant Sale

May 9 at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Come and support the Holburne! Browse and buy beautiful plants and herbs, tasty produce and fabulous books and CDs. Enjoy tea, coffee and cakes and get expert gardening advice and tips.

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Canaletto: Painting Venice

May 17 - September 5
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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In 2021, the Holburne Museum in Bath will present the most important set of paintings of Venice by Canaletto (1697 – 1768), which will leave their home at Woburn Abbey - one of world’s most important private art collections - for the first time in more than 70 years. This once in a lifetime exhibition will enable art lovers to enjoy and study up-close twenty-three beautiful paintings, in a fascinating exhibition that also explores Canaletto’s life and work, alongside themes…

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Thomas Lawrence Coming of Age

May 17 - September 8
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Online Exhibition Coming Soon! The exhibition Thomas Lawrence: Coming of Age will be moving online this May. The Holburne Museum's first virtual show will give fresh insight into the first twenty-five years of one of Britain’s greatest portrait painters and will include films, games and rarely seen images together with some of his most celebrated works. Through a selection of twenty-five paintings and drawings, the exhibition will consider Lawrence's self-image as a prodigy, the impact of Bath’s artistic, cultural and commercial life on the…

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Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld

May 17 at 10:00 am - August 1 at 5:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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This May the Holburne Museum will show ten remarkable highlights from The Courtauld’s world-class collection of Islamic metalwork, which have rarely left London since their bequest over fifty years ago. Dating from the 13th to 16th centuries, these objects are some of the finest examples of this intricate craft from modern-day Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and Turkey. One exceptionally rare piece is The Courtauld Bag, made in Mosul (present-day northern Iraq) in around 1300-1330 for a noble lady of the…

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Nicholas Pope: Portraits of a Marriage

May 17 at 10:00 am - August 30 at 5:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Mr & Mrs Pope Vased and Flowered, Nicholas Pope, 2014 © the artist

In Portraits of a Marriage the Holburne presents, for the very first time, ten sculptures which depict – in characteristically entertaining, abstract but honest form – Nicholas Pope and his wife at different stages of their life together during more than 40 years of marriage. The series began in 1978 with Mr and Mrs Arnolfini and culminated last year (2020) with Mr and Mrs Pope Dead and Buried, which was made in the shadow of the late Janet Pope’s terminal cancer.…

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A weekend of free creativity at the Holburne

May 29 - May 31
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until May 31, 2021

The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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May Creativity

May Bank Holiday (Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31) 11am to 4pm each day This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Holburne’s modern extension by architect Eric Parry. To celebrate,  we invite you to join us for FREE bookable creative activities directly inspired by our exhibitions and collection. Meet inspirational local artists who’ll be leading a range of mini-workshops in our grounds, learning space and Geodome. We’ll provide inspiration and craft materials galore – just bring your imagination! This event will…

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Squash book’ workshop inspired by Islamic Metalwork

May 29 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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£12.00

A chance to stop, relax and create! Make a beautiful unfolding 'squash book' with artist Karen Woodfield in our Gardener's Lodge room. Inspired by 'Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld Institute' with all materials provided. We will be operating in a covid secure manner to ensure everyone is comfortable and safe. 10.30am - 1pm

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‘Squash book’ workshop inspired by Islamic Metalwork

May 29 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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£12.00

A chance to stop, relax and create! Make a beautiful unfolding 'squash book' with artist Karen Woodfield in our Gardener's Lodge room. Inspired by 'Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld Institute' with all materials provided. We will be operating in a covid secure manner to ensure everyone is comfortable and safe. 1.30pm - 4pm

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A weekend of free creativity at the Holburne

May 30 - June 1
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until May 31, 2021

The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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May Creativity

May Bank Holiday (Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31) 11am to 4pm each day This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Holburne’s modern extension by architect Eric Parry. To celebrate,  we invite you to join us for FREE bookable creative activities directly inspired by our exhibitions and collection. Meet inspirational local artists who’ll be leading a range of mini-workshops in our grounds, learning space and Geodome. We’ll provide inspiration and craft materials galore – just bring your imagination! This event will…

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A weekend of free creativity at the Holburne

May 31 - June 2
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until May 31, 2021

The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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May Creativity

May Bank Holiday (Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31) 11am to 4pm each day This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Holburne’s modern extension by architect Eric Parry. To celebrate,  we invite you to join us for FREE bookable creative activities directly inspired by our exhibitions and collection. Meet inspirational local artists who’ll be leading a range of mini-workshops in our grounds, learning space and Geodome. We’ll provide inspiration and craft materials galore – just bring your imagination! This event will…

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The Wave

June 6 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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Free non ticketed - Outdoor show

  ‘Wave Goodbye To Your Sanity’ is part show/part installation, set on a pirate ship. This visual spectacle will be a free ticketed event for all participants; a street production staged in parks and outside spaces. A clowning show suitable for young and old, it is about coming together and exploring the contemporary difficulties of our own mental health in a comedic form. Brought alive through sea shanty, trembling drums, acoustic guitars, harpsichords, and song. Queue water-fights, flares, floor stomping,…

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The Miraculous Misadventures of Robin Hood

July 16 at 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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£11 – £45

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, struggle to remember Britain’s best-known folktale, Robin Hood. This summer, a hapless troupe of actors hit the road with a calamitous new production of Robin Hood. Prepare for a riotous summer adventure fit for all the family as The Fools battle to tell their own version of the legendary tale at some of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in the UK. Expect the full Three Inch Fools treatment - an evening…

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

August 10 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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£11 – £45

The Three Inch Fools are back on the road with an inventive take on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor! The Three Inch Fools take to the road with all manner of musical instruments and an inventive take on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. The Fools are dusting off their instruments and stepping back into the great outdoors, with a riotous new production of The Merry Wives Of Windsor. Prepare for an evening of mischief and hilarity, as The…

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Romeo & Juliet

August 10 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Holburne Museum, Holburne Museum
Bath, BA2 4DB United Kingdom
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£11 – £45

The Three Inch Fools take to the road with all manner of musical instruments and an inventive take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet The Fools are dusting off their instruments and stepping back into the great outdoors, with a brand new production of Romeo & Juliet. Prepare for a carnival of passion and imagination, as The Fools present the world’s best-known love story at some of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in the UK. This romantic epic will be…

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