The Munnings Collection at Castle House

The Munnings Collection at Castle House
Castle Hill




01206 322127


01206 322127

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'Path to the Orchard' a favourite painting by Sir Alfred Munnings
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Castle House, is the former home of artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) and his wife Violet. The House, grounds, Studio and Garden Café are set in forty acres of beautiful countryside in the Dedham Vale on the borders of Essex and Suffolk.

Described by Munnings as ‘the house of my dreams’, this elegant Tudor and Georgian building is now home to the largest collection of paintings by the artist, who was President of the Royal Academy 1944-1949.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

1st April to 31st October 2014
Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 2-5pm

1st to 31st August 2014
Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am-5pm

Admission charges

Adult: £6.50
Concession: £5.00
Child: £1.00

Additional info

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

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Summer Art School for 12-16 year olds

  • 29 August 2014 10am-12:30pm, 1:30-4pm *on now

Two workshops for 12- 16 year olds led by Visual Artist and Arts Educator Valerie Osment:
Cardboard Engineering: Faux Mounted 3D Horse Heads
Get ‘on-trend’ with the current interior design fashion for faux wall mounted animal heads & create your own horse version.

Friday :
Ordinary Extraordinary: Graphic Watercolour Motif Art
Choose an ‘everyday’ object such as a piece of furniture, an architectural feature of Castle House or an item from one of Sir Alfred’s paintings to recreate as a simplified motif design in template form.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15


£16 per child per session