Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

Interior of an art gallery with white walls and wooden floors with a white marble statue in the centre
Shop icon Study area icon Hearing disability facilities icon Visual disability facilities icon Wheelchair access icon

Award winning Art Gallery and Museum with services on offer including: Fine Art Collection, Exhibition on the History of Royal Leamington Spa, Cabinet of Curiosities - A Gallery of Interactive Exhibits, Hammam - restored Victorian Turkish Baths Room, Changing Programme of Visual Arts, History and Local Interest Exhibitions and Events, Educational Parties by Arrangement.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Tues - Sat 1030-1700
Sun 1100-1600

Closed: Mon, except Bank Hols

Admission charges

Free Admission

Additional info

The facilities at the Royal Pump Rooms also include a Cafe, Library, Tourist Information Centre and multi-purpose Assembly Rooms. Baby-changing facilities available.

Fine Arts including 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish, 19th and 20th century British artists, local artists, sculpture, ceramics and glassware, social history collections especially 18th to 20th century Leamington Spa and various ethnographical collections.

Collection details

Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Medicine, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Recent acquisitions include works of art by Mark Quinn, Mark Francis and Catherine Yass. Other key artists in the collection include Stanley Spencer, L.S. Lowry, Gillian Wearing, Vanessa Bell, Patrick Caulfield, Sir Terry Frost, Walter Sickert and Graham Sutherland.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Trewellard Suns

Sir Terry Frost R.A. (1915-2003): A Leamington Lad

  • 24 July — 11 October 2015 *on now

In 1915 Terry Frost was born in Leamington Spa. He grew up in a house on Rugby Road, attended the Central School on Leicester Street and did a number of jobs in the town before war broke out in 1939 and he was called up. In 1941 he was imprisoned in the Prisoner of War camp in Bavaria called Stalag 383. There he met the artist Adrian Heath and was inspired to paint.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission

Website

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms/events/event/94/sir_terry_frost_ra_1915-2003_a_leamington_lad

Stalag Happy

Stalag Happy

  • 7 — 8 October 2015 7-8pm

The show is set to a soundtrack of much loved 1940s songs and devised by Edward Elks and Dan Frost, grandson of the late Sir Terry Frost.

Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 October, 7pm.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£10 per person, please call 01926 742700 to book.

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.
Craft Club

Craft Club

  • 12 July — 11 October 2015 *on now

Come along for an afternoon of craft, tea and chat once a month. If you're working on something special or just starting out, we would love you to drop in!

Free, drop in and join in.
Every second Sunday of the month (12 July, 13 September & 11 October)

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms/events/event/67/craft_club

Sketch Club

Sketch Club

  • 15 July — 21 October 2015 *on now

With a different focus each month, join us for an afternoon of sketching and artistic inspiration. All abilities are welcome.

Free, drop in and join in.

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month (15 July, 16 September & 21 October)

Suitable for

  • 18+
Young Curators Club

Young Curator's Club

  • 21 July — 25 August 2015 *on now

Now is your chance to find out what goes on behind the scenes in the museum!
Each Tuesday during the school holidays, explore the collections, learn how to handle objects and find out some fascinating facts.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13

Admission

Book your free place by calling 01926 742700 or email penelope.thomas@warwickdc.gov.uk. Suitable for ages 8 years and above. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult or given written permission on arrival.

Website

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms/events/event/74/young_curators_club

What's In Your Garden

What's In Your Garden?

  • 12 August 2015 11am-4pm

There will be fun activities such as making bird feeders to take home to your gardens, seed planting and a bird quiz.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Free, drop in and join in.

Family Day

Family Day

  • 29 August 2015 11am-4pm

To celebrate the National Bowls Championships in Royal Leamington Spa, we are having a day of indoor games to bring out your competitive side.
Try out toys from the past and see what massive and miniature games you can take part in.
Have your face painted or become a painting!
We will also have 'Professor' Clive Chandler, one of England's leading performers of Punch & Judy, entertaining visitors throughout the day. With marionettes and a mechanical organ, he celebrates a living tradition that stretches back more than 350 years.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, drop in and join in.

Screen Printing

Screen Printing Adult Workshop

  • 5 September 2015 11am-4pm

Hybrid Arts are a non profit arts enterprise based in Royal Leamington Spa. They use arts practice to challenge, provoke, and inspire.
Screen printing with stencils works best for blocks of colour, however experimenting with the size and delicacy of your stencils can create a variety of different effects. Please bring an A4 image with you to work from.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£20 per person. Non-refundable. Places are limited, please call 01926 742700 to book. Payment required to confirm booking.

Textile Collage Adult Workshop

Textile Collage Adult Workshop

  • 26 September 2015 11am-4pm

Create a series of torn and cut collage pieces that can be used as artwork, to inspire or pep up a portfolio. This course is a relaxed step by step course, perfect for beginners or lapsed artists.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£20 per person, please call 01926 742700 to book. Non-refundable. Places are limited. Payment required to confirm booking.

Corinna Spencer

Drypoint Print Adult Workshop

  • 3 October 2015 11am-4pm

Explore the technique of drypoint printmaking using acrylic plates. Add colour and texture in a variety of ways to create a unique mixed media print.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£20 per person. Non-refundable. Places are limited, please call 01926 742700 to book. Payment required to confirm booking.

Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum
Royal Pump Rooms
The Parade
Royal Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 4AA
England

Website

Website

www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms

E-mail

prooms@warwickdc.gov.uk

Telephone

01926 742700

Fax

01926 742705

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.
advertisement