The Munnings Art Museum

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Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) was an immensely successful, yet controversial, artist whose career spanned almost 70 years. He was not only a major figure in the great tradition of British equestrian art but also celebrated for his depictions of scenes from English rural life. Visitors to the Munnings Art Museum at his former home, Castle House, can explore the life and work of this prolific East Anglian artist through a series of carefully curated displays, selected from the museum’s comprehensive collection of his work.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Open 25 March – 30 October 2016, Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 1400-1700, Garden Café open from 1200.

Admission charges

£6, £1 children

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass
Getting there

Most visitors to the museum arrive via the A12. Other routes are possible using local roads. From the A12, take the Dedham / Stratford St.Mary exit from the A12 at junction 30. Join the B1029 into the village of Dedham. At the "T" junction, turn left, proceed along the road for approximately 3/4 a mile where you will come across a set of staggered cross roads. Castle House will be seen in front of you to your left. Turn left into East Lane and then right into our car park.

Additional info

Free car and coach parking, cafe, wheelchair access to all ground floor galleries, accessible toilet, lightweight wheel chair available, hearing loop

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Ghostly Lights

  • 28 October 2016 10:30am-5pm

Led by Valerie Osment, artist and educator

Make a spooky lantern inspired by Munnings’ painting ‘The Haunted Room’. Take it home to light up for Halloween

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.50, timed slots – please book in advance

Website

http://www.munningsmuseum.org.uk/events-and-workshops/

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The Haunted Room

  • 28 October 2016 6:30-8:30pm

Join us for a spooky ‘candle-lit’ tour of the museum with a special viewing of Munnings’ painting ‘The Haunted Room’.

Discover more about the horrendous tale which inspired Munnings to paint this picture, see the sketches and preparatory works for the final canvas and listen to readings of Munnings' own poetry. Wine will be served.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£12 per person, includes wine

Website

http://www.munningsmuseum.org.uk/events-and-workshops/

Getting there

Most visitors to the museum arrive via the A12. Other routes are possible using local roads. From the A12, take the Dedham / Stratford St.Mary exit from the A12 at junction 30. Join the B1029 into the village of Dedham. At the "T" junction, turn left, proceed along the road for approximately 3/4 a mile where you will come across a set of staggered cross roads. Castle House will be seen in front of you to your left. Turn left into East Lane and then right into our car park.

The Munnings Art Museum
Castle Hill
Dedham
Colchester
Essex
CO7 6AZ
England

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Website

www.munningsmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

enquiries@munningsmuseums.org.uk

Telephone

01206 322127

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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