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Things to do

Renaissance Europe, and so much more, comes to the Holburne this summer

Holburne’s latest exhibition, Painted Love: Renaissance Marriage Portraits will explore the way marriage portraiture reflected the complex politics of fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe. Click below for this and more...


World Heritage Open Days 

Heritage Open Days 2023

8th - 17th September

Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. 

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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.


Where books and stories come alive

Bath Children’s Literature Festival has revealed a varied and vibrant programme for its ten-day celebration of books, which opens on Friday 23 September.


Europe’s largest stand-alone children’s book festival will welcome household names, debut authors and a host of illustrators to Bath for an exciting line-up for all ages.


There is plenty for families to look forward to, from live story telling sessions for pre-school children, through a wide mix of events for middle grade readers, to events aimed at teen and Young Adult (YA) audiences.


The festival runs from Friday 23 September until Sunday 2 October. In addition to live events for families, there is a full programme of schools events attended by hundreds of local school children.

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Dorothy House Hospice Care

The Big Avon Paddle 2023

Join Dorothy House on Saturday 16th September for the ‘Big Avon Paddle’.  Paddle boarders, kayakers and canoeists are coming together again to have some fun whilst raising vital funds to help Dorothy House Hospice provide crucial end-of-life care for our local community.

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Plenty to keep you entertained at the American Museum this month

Visit the museum in the golden month of September to experience rich colours in the gardens, the best local jazz, and a textile fair with hundreds of handmade treasures to see alongside the world-class quilt collection. 

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24 September - The Boathouse

Come and support local charities and get involved in this year's Bath Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 24 September 2023 at The Boathouse pub!

The fundraising event will see teams go head to head in a series of heats in front of crowds of spectators to see who will be crowned top dragons.


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