(A brief at a glance list can be downloaded from the Welcome page)
Behind the Scenes - The Historic Collection. Visitors can see a series of chronological display installations showcasing historic fashions from the museum collection and all arranged like the museum stores. Includes fashions for men and women from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. New exhbition A History of Fashion in 100 Objects.
Family Drop-in Activities: All 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm, included in admission price. Contact 01225 477789 for more details.
Above and Below Tours: Explore the hidden Roman, Georgian and Victorian history of the site. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, the tour will involve a number of steps and uneven walkways. Free with your Discovery Card. Booking essential - 01225 477773.
Behind the Scenes Tours: Discover why and how we care for our collections. Handle fascinating objects perhaps from your local area and find out more about archaeology. Booking is essential - 01225 477779.
Family Drop-in Activities, All activities included in admission price, no need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. No need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Until 7 January 2018, Howard Hodgkin: India on Paper. A unique exhibition celebrating Howard Hodgkin’s connections with the Victoria Art Gallery exploring his love affair with India, which he visited for the first time in 1964 and featuring a range of Hodgkin’s Indian-themed works on paper including gouache paintings, editioned prints and hand-coloured impressions made over half a century. Until 7 January 2018, William Rose: The Devil Made the Cook. William Balthazar Rose’s vision, expressed in this series of extraordinary paintings inspired by the cook, delves into the world of the subconscious and mysterious. The artist, who is based in Bath, is known internationally; his patrons include Michel Roux, Jr. Most of his works will be on sale.
Twelve Month Exhibition Pass available with unlimited visits in 12 months for £12, would make an ideal gift - 01225 477233. www.victoriagal.org.uk
Lunchtime Exhibition Tours: Thursdays, 12.30pm-1pm. Free. Check website for details.
Art on Mondays: Free talks for the partially sighted, 10am-11.30am.
Art Store Tours: Join a curator and explore the permanent collection housed in our art stores. Free but book in advance on 01225 477232. Wednesdays, 12pm-12.45pm.
Collection Highlight Tours: Discover the stories behind our principal treasures with Dr Chris Davies. Wednesdays, 1pm-1.45pm. Free, no booking required, but check website beforehand.
Activities for Children: all activities 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Unless otherwise stated, book on 01225 477233.
NO. 1 ROYAL CRESCENT, BA1 2LR. 50% discount. 01225 428126. Re-opens 10 February. Open daily 10am-5pm, (last entry 4pm). Step into the past and experience what life was like 240 years ago for Bath's rich and fashionable residents - and their servants. Dress up before you wander the 10 decorated rooms and corridors. Award-winning disability features. www.no1royalcrescent.org.uk
Bath & North East Somerset Council's Heritage Services also runs a full programme of adult, children’s and family activities throughout the year, culminating in Museums Week during the autumn half-term. In Open Week, dozens of independent organisations join us in providing a programme of heritage-based activities for all ages, most of which are free. Your Resident's Discovery Card will be recognised as proof of residence at events during Open Week. Download the programme on the Welcome page.