A wide range of events and activities take place in the museums and galleries of Bath & North East Somerset.
 
You can download the Heritage Events leaflet in the Documents section.

Heritage Open Days take place 13-22 September 2019, you can download the leaflet in the Documents section

Events for Children

Roman Baths

Family drop-in activities - free to Discovery Card holders.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Roman Baths family Event

 
Monday 28 October-Friday 1 November
Mosaic Mix Up
No Roman home should  be without a mosaic! Create a jazzy mosaic using a mixof pictures and colours.
10-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm

Victoria Art Gallery

Family drop-in activities - free to Discovery Card holders. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Victoria Art Galley Family Event

Saturday 26 October
Plasticine Pictures
Join William Harbutt, the inventor of Plasticine, and create some Plasticine perfect pictures.
11-3pm

Tuesday 29-Thursday 31 October
Big and Bold
Use the style of ceramic artist James Tower to create a big and bold abstract collage.
10.30-12.30pm

Friday 1 November
Marvellous Masks
Get up close and personal with some characters from the Gallery paintings and create a marvellous mask.
10.30-12.30pm
 

Fashion Museum

Family drop-in activities - free to Discovery Card holders.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fashion Museum Family Events

Tuesday 29-Thursday 31 October
Gloves Galore  
Use a hand template to create glove-like decorations such as a wreath or garland. Take a look at the work by artist Rozanne Hawksley in our Glove Stories display for some inspirational ideas!
1.30-3.00pm 
 

 

Guided Tours

Victoria Art Gallery

art Store Tour

Art Store Tour
Explore the parts of the Gallery other people don't reach by enrolling for a conducted tour of the vaults at 12.00-12.45pm.  Free but book in advance on 01225 477233.
Wednesday 16 October
Wednesday 13 November
Wednesday 11 December

Art on Mondays
Free talks for blind and visually impaired visitors,10.00-11.30am.
Monday 14 October - James Tower Centenary
Monday 18 November - Circus Paintings
Monday 9 December - The Dog Show

Collection Highlight Tours
Discover the stories behind our principal treasures with Dr Chris Davies. 1.00-1.45pm. Free, no booking required.
Wednesday 2 October
Wednesday 6 November
Wednesday 4 December

Special Events

Roman Baths

T'ai Chi on the Terrace - Roman Baths
Weekly sessions led by qualified private instructor Paddy Nisbett. Sessions at 8.00am. £4 per session, call 01225 477773 to book.
Tuesday 1 October - 3 December

Fashion Museum

Knitting & Crochet Guild

Saturday Sketching
Sketch the beautiful objects on display on display in our A History of Fashion in 100 Objects exhibition, with suggestions of key spots of interest from the curators. Sketching materials are provided. Ask at the ticket desk. Free with Museum entry. First Saturday of every month 10.30am-12.30pm.

Bath Knitting and Crochet Guild 
Monthly knitting and crochet session which takes place in the Assembly Rooms. Free to attend, all levels welcome. Second Saturday of every month, 10-12noon.

Classes for Adults: 

Bespoke Embroidery: Inspired by Jane Austen
Make a lavender bag using traditional whitework techniques from the time of Jane Austen with Deborah Wilding.
Saturday 21 September, 10.00-4.00pm

Tickets £84, plus £30 for materials payable in cash on the day. Book at www.royal-needlework.org.uk/courses. All attendees need to be comfortable climbing two flights of stairs. 

Victorial Art Gallery

Artists' Talks 
Peter Brown 
Free to Discovery Card and exhibition ticket holders.
Saturday 30 November, 12-1pm

Free Lunchtime Talks at the Guildhall

A series of talks to complement James Tower: a Centenary Celebration on display at Victoria Art Gallery, 1.10-1.45pm.

James Tower, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper: and evolving studio pottery collection 
Jon Benington, Victoria Art Gallery Manager
Wednesday 9 October

Fire, Earth, Water
Peter Hayes, Bath-based ceramic artist
Wednesday 16 October

Passionate About Pots: Studio Pottery in the Ken Stradling Collection, Bristol
Cleo Witt, Trustee of the Ken Stradling Collection
Wednesday 23 October

 

Out and About

Thursday 19 September
Lansdown North Local History Store
Explore the weird and wonderful objects from the spa collection. Join a treat of a tour at 11am or 2pm. Booking essential, phone 01225 477773.
Lansdown Playing Fields North

Sarturday 28 September
Bristol and Avon Family History Society: Family History Fair
Interested in finding our more about tracing your family history? Come to the fair and find out how Bath Record Office can help with your research. All visitor welcome, £2 admission.
10-4.00pm, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG

Tuesday 29 October
Batheaston and Beyond
Investigate objects found in the area from Charmy Down to the River Avon. Make a miniature Iron Age Round House and handle objects from the Bronze Age to the time of Queen Victoria.
11-3.00pm, Batheaston Scout Hut, Batheaston

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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