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 of 18th-century Venice and the Grand Tour.
Take a look around Lacock and walk in the steps of Harry Potter
Harry Potter fans love Lacock Abbey, in Wiltshire, which stood in as Hogwarts for two of the films. Challenge your friends to a wizard duel, play hide and seek in the grounds and pick up a family trail to explore the area.
Always a First-Class delivery at Bath Postal Museum
Bath Postal Museum gives a great opportunity to learn, not only the interesting history of the Postal Service but also of the communication.
All ages will enjoy this little museum, with a mixture of video recordings, interactive displays and other exhibits on the history of the Mail Coach, air transport and airmail, military mail, sea mail and railways. You can learn about post from ancient times such as the Bronze Age and what it was like during Roman and Medieval times. There are talking heads to listen to and a dressing up box for the kids (and big kids!) so you can dress in the costumes such as that of an old fashioned postie.
Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein set to open in Spring 2021.
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Step into the dark world of the mother of modern horror, Mary Shelley and her iconic creation, ‘Frankenstein’. This will be the first time that the life of the novelist (and pioneer of the science fiction genre) will be uncovered in its own attraction.
Opening Spring 2021, it will tell the full story behind the genesis of Shelley’s novel ‘Frankenstein' – the tragic events, inquisitive mind, conversations and literary and theatrical interests that fermented in the young author’s imagination, before her visit to the Villa Diodati in Geneva and her infamous “waking dream” where she conjured up the first fragments of her monster.
Bursting with unusual artefacts and vintage items, interactive multi-sensory environments and assorted body parts, Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein delivers an unnervingly visceral, illuminating and entertaining experience.
A selling exhibition of Modern British Art will open here in January 2021. The works on offer have been selected by Freya Mitton who has a reputation for selling works by artists who have an established reputation, mainly Royal Academicians.
Freya Mitton is an independent art dealer, based in Somerset, who has been specialising in 20th Century British Art since 1999. Formerly Head of Sale at Sotheby’s and previously Bonhams she has been dealing independently since 2012. She was elected to BADA in 2017 and LAPADA in 2019.