Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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.
Interior of an art gallery with white walls and wooden floors with a white marble statue in the centre
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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.

A Leamington Musical Meteor: The Life of William Denis Browne (1888-1915)

  • 3 March — 10 May 2015

The exhibition, which was organised by Browne’s great-nephew Nicky Peacey for the Gallipoli Music Memorial 2015 project, brings together family archive material alongside compositions by Browne, to celebrate his career. It will explore his early life in Leamington, his musical calling and his experience of war as part of the Royal Naval Division that fought in Belgium and Turkey. The exhibition will also look at the 29th Division, which was billeted in Warwickshire and north Oxfordshire in early 1915, before embarking for Gallipoli. The final section of the exhibition will explore Browne’s musical legacy.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Sensational Clay

Sensational Clay

  • 6 March — 4 May 2015

This exhibition of ceramics has something for the whole family to enjoy. Every item in the exhibition has been inspired by the five senses: touch, taste, sound, smell and sight. From miniature hand-held items to impressive musical pots, each item can be touched and explored to find out more about the materials used to make it.

Visitors will be able to dig into sand pits to discover hidden treasures; explore the tactile, textured wall panels; and play the tuneful pots.
All the family will be enticed by the tables full of ceramics inspired by foods and can try to guess the smells coming from the scented objects.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms/info/24/exhibitions

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

  • 8 March — 8 April 2015

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.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

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

Fantastic Forensics

British Science Week

  • 14 March 2015 11am-4pm

Fantastic Forensics


Would you like to test out your detective skills? Interested in forensic science? Follow in the footsteps of Leamington's Sir Bernard Spilsbury, one of the fathers of Forensic Science, with this murder mystery event. Solve the clues by taking part in some exciting science activities and analyse your evidence in the DNA testing lab. There will be lots of great activities to get involved in, with staff from Warwick University School of Life Science to help you catch the culprit.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 14-15
  • 7-10

Admission

Free, drop in and join in.

Website

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms/events/event/70/british_science_week

British Science Week

  • 15 March 2015 11am-3pm

Learn some new circuit skills and design an electronic artwork at this drop in workshop that mixes creativity with science for a spectacular result!

Suitable for ages 8 and above.
£6 per person. Please call 01926 742700 to book or pay at reception desk on arrival.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 7-10

Admission

£6 per person. Please call 01926 742700 to book or pay at reception desk on arrival.

Sketch Club

Sketch Club

  • 18 March 2015 2-4pm

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.

Suitable for

  • 18+
Shakespeare's Week

Shakespeare Week: Gruesome Gripes and Murderous Medicine

  • 21 — 22 March 2015 11am-4pm

Can you balance your four humours and avoid getting the plague? Will you survive the barber surgeon's chair? Do you think you could create the ghastliest cure at the apothecary? Join us for a great family event to find out more about 16th century health and medicine.

Free, drop in and join in.
Suitable for the whole family.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, drop in and join in.

Website

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms/events/event/71/shakespeare_week_gruesome_gripes_and_murderous_medicine

Young Curator's Club

  • 31 March 2015 2-3pm

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

Easter

Easter Weekend

  • 3 — 6 April 2015

Can you help us find them by following our Easter Egg Hunt? Find the clues and take part in an Easter craft activity to claim your prize. You can even have your face painted as one of the animals you have met during the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, drop in and join in.
Suitable for the whole family.

Website

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms/events/event/72/easter_weekend

Easter fair

Easter Fair

  • 4 April 2015 11am-4pm

There will be craft stalls from local artists and makers.

Free, drop in and join in.
Suitable for the whole family.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms/events/event/73/easter_fair

Royal Pump Rooms

Post War Party

  • 16 May 2015 7:30-11pm

For one night only and to commemorate the 70 year anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, join us for a post war party and explore Leamington Spa Art Gallery with a Museums at Night event.

From 7.30-8.30pm you'll have the chance to explore the museum after hours, taking part in different activities and talks. Find out about the Czech Resistance, discover World War II collections, make some VE Day bunting, find out how to create the perfect Victory rolls and much more.

At 8.30pm the post-war party begins! With a live band and themed cocktails, jive your way around the Royal Pump Rooms Assembly Room and swing dance into the night. We'll also have a wartime photo-booth, where you can kit yourself out with props and costume.

40s/50s dress is encouraged!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£16 per person, over 18s only.
Please phone 01926 742700 to book or go to the Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall website.

Website

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/events/event/264/museums_at_night_post_war_party

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