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.
A woman painting Horses

Equestrian art basics

  • 7 May 2016 10am-2pm
  • 14 May 2016 10am-2pm
  • 21 May 2016 10am-2pm

Learn the basic skills of drawing horses over a series of 3 classes with tutor James Power (Society of Equestrian Artists).

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£105 for 3 sessions, Booking essential as places are limited to 10.

Website

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

A woman drawing

Drop-in drawing

  • 13 May 2016 6:30-8:30pm

Drop in to the museum for a casual drawing session. Stay for 10 minutes or 2 hours. Suitable for complete beginners to accomplished artists. All materials are provided unless you want to work in your own sketchbook or digital tablet. Facilitated by Paul Bruce, artist and teacher.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

£6, Includes entrance to the museum

Website

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

A girl drawing outside

Art Bomb the Musem Garden

  • 1 June — 1 July 2016

Art outdoors – create flowers, bunting and tree wrap art to look like Lady Munnings’ equestrian rosettes. Once finished, add your artwork to the garden art installation and watch as it grows bigger and bigger throughout the day! Led by Valerie Osment, artist and educator.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • English

Admission

£3.50

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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