The Munnings Art Museum

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

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a photograph of Munnings in his studio
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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 1 April – 31 October 2015, Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 1400-1700.

Admission charges

£6.50 adults; £5 concessions, £1 children

Discounts

  • Museums Association
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.
A painting called Tagg's Island by Sir Alfred Munnings

Munnings at Night

  • 15 May 2015 5-8pm

Spend a relaxing evening exploring the life and paintings of Sir Alfred Munnings in his former home and studio. Start your visit with a bowl of chilli and a glass of wine in the Garden Cafe, situated in the tranquil grounds of the museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6.50 adults / £5 concessions / £1 children

Website

http://www.munningsmuseum.org.uk

a student painting

Watercolour Painting for adults

  • 16 — 17 May 2015 10am-4pm

This unusual course will look at watercolour painting in an historic way by studying the different techniques used by artists from the past and adapting them for modern watercolours. You will also learn about papers, brushes and pigments. A tour of the museum is included.
All materials, tea and coffee will be provided. You will be able to buy lunch in the Garden Cafe. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear as the course will take place in the grounds of the museum.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£100

Website

http://www.munningsmuseum.org.uk

a view of the Munnings Art Museum and grounds

Bird Walk

  • 17 May 2015 9:30-11:30am

A guided walk around the museum grounds and estate led by Edward Jackson. You will have the opportunity to find out more about the varieties of birds to be found there and in the surrounding countryside.
The Garden Café will be open for morning coffee and lunch. Please wear suitable clothes and comfortable footwear. There will be periods of standing and you may like to bring a lightweight, foldable chair or stool for your own comfort.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5 per person (children under 12 free)

Website

http://www.munningsmuseum.org.uk

young person painting outdoors

Watercolour Painting for children

  • 28 — 29 May 2015 10am-3pm

This course is built to give children an understanding of the true magic of watercolour by exploring paintings in the museum and creating wonderful watercolours to take home. Lessons will take place in the grounds of the museum which was the backdrop for some of Munnings’ own work. No previous experience is necessary.
All materials will be provided. Children will need an apron and suitable clothing and footwear for working outside. Lunch bags can be pre-ordered from the Garden Cafe or children can bring their own picnic lunch. Juice and water will be provided.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

One day £35 / both days £65

Website

http://www.munningsmuseum.org.uk

A painting of a grey horse by Alfred Munnings

Horse Painting Workshop

  • 20 — 21 June 2015 10am-4pm

An exclusive opportunity, developed in partnership with the Society of Equestrian Artists, enabling artists to paint using horse models and a gypsy caravan in the museum grounds. The garden and surrounding countryside providing the backdrop. A tour of the museum is included.

Please supply your own materials and easel. We recommend that you wear suitable clothing and footwear for working outside. A simple lunch will be provided by The Garden Café and tea or coffee will be provided mid-morning.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£150

Website

http://www.munningsmuseum.org.uk

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.

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