Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Jordan Well
Coventry
CV1 5QP
England

Website

www.theherbert.org

E-mail

info@theherbert.org

Telephone

024 7683 2386

Fax

024 7629 4790

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.
Glass fronted entrance to the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
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We provide places for the people of Coventry and visitors to the City to meet, celebrate and explore their cultural and creative past, present and futures.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Archive

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1600
Sun 1200-1600

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Social History

Hippo Skull

Collections

The Herbert has extensive and wide ranging collections which are grouped under four broad headings:
• Visual Arts
• Social and Industrial History
• Archaeology
• Natural History

The museum collections contain hundreds of thousands of items ranging from tiny insects to large industrial machinery like a jacquard loom, and from everyday household objects to fine paintings by important artists.

www.theherbert.org/collections

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Shed- Collect- Shed: Coventry's Lost and Found Lorsen Camps with Martin Green & Joanna Rucklidge

Shed - Collect - Shed: Coventry's Lost and Found Lorsen Camps with Martin Green & Joanna Rucklidge

  • 16 August — 2 November 2014 *on now

Shed - Collect - Shed: Coventry's Lost and Found is a mixed media exhibition looking at the city of Coventry's character through objects collected and displayed, set within a pop-up 'shed' known as the Coventry Centre for Contemporary Art.

Artist and Curator Lorsen Camps has worked with Martin Green and Joanna Rucklidge to explore the relationship between their own personal collections of found objects and the Herbert's collections. Lost or discarded artefacts ranging from remnants of toy figures to shoe heels, flattened drinks cans and hair clips are carefully ordered and given a new life and meaning. Objects and art works are presented in ways that mix the museum aesthetic with a distinctively found flavour. Each piece bears traces of life and the lives that make up the city.

Intriguing and also mundane items are presented - inviting new interactions with found objects (both those within the museum and those discovered on the street) and calling into questions what is beautiful and/or valuable.

The exhibition features three newly commissioned works: Martin Green's City Box, Joanna Rucklidge's Going Round In Circles and Lorsen Camps & Martin Green's Paradise Disregarded, Paradise Reclaimed.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/shed-%E2%80%93-collect-%E2%80%93-shed-coventry%E2%80%99s-lost-and-found

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.
October Half Term at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum: Picture Perfect Portraits

October Half Term at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum: Picture Perfect Portraits

  • 25 October — 2 November 2014 *on now

Get into the spirit of The Big Draw this half term at the Herbert with a week full of exciting workshops!

Visit http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/october-half-term-picture-perfect-portraits for full details about events, timings and prices.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Prices vary depending on workshop.

Booking is required with some workshops.

Website will contain booking information and prices.

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/october-half-term-picture-perfect-portraits

Collections Conversations

Collections Conversations

  • 31 October 2014 11am-1pm *on now

Drop into What’s In Store and handle items from our collection – this time with a Halloween theme!

Booking is not required.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/collection-conversations-5

ensemble 1685

ensemble 1685

  • 13 November 2014 12:30-1:30pm

ensemble 1685 is a singers' group, based in Coventry, which has built a reputation for innovative encounters with vocal music, unplugged, from across a thousand years of Western history. Their music, performed live in a flexible and informal way, can surprise and comfort listeners at every level.

Booking is not required.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/ensemble-1685-2

photograph of poppy

First World War Family Day

  • 15 November 2014 10am-4pm

In collaboration with Coventry Transport Museum, the Herbert will be hosting a full day of activities for families that will encourage thinking and learning about the First World War.

From a life size trench to a real Maudslay lorry, costumed re-enactors, and art and craft activities there will be lots to experience and do.

Drop in, suitable for all ages. *A small charge may apply for some activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/first-world-war-family-day

Herbert Illuminations: Conscientious Objectors

Herbert Illuminations: Conscientious Objectors

  • 18 November 2014 12:30-1:30pm

Join Andrew Rigby, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Coventry University for a fascinating discussion on conscientious objection to the First World War. This event has been organized by the Lord Mayor's Peace Committee, in cooperation with the Herbert.

Booking is not required.

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/herbert-illuminations-conscientious-objectors

Making Merry

Making Merry

  • 22 November 2014 10am-4pm

Our spectacular craft fair is back! A great day out to get ready for Christmas early, enjoy live music, learn some new skills and have fun. Meet a host of wonderful local artists and craftspeople, and with the free shuttle service to the Coventry Transport Museum's craft fair you are sure to find the perfect present for your loved ones.

Visit http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/making-merry for full details.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Prices vary depending on workshop.

Booking is required with some workshops.

Website will contain booking information and prices.

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/making-merry

Early Years Play Days

Early Years Play Days

  • 27 November 2014 10:30-11:30am, 1-2pm
  • 28 November 2014 10:30-11:30am, 1-2pm

Play Days gives children aged 1-3 an opportunity to explore and investigate through sensory play in a relaxed play space that encourages creativity.

Drop in, booking is not required.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£1

Festive Bunting Workshop

Festive Bunting Workshop

  • 6 December 2014 10:30am-12:30pm, 2-4pm

Artist and printmaker Amy Wilde will help you to design, cut and screen print your own unique festive bunting.

Booking is required. Please go to www.theherbert.org

Suitable for adults.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£8

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/festive-bunting-workshop

ensemble 1685

ensemble 1685

  • 11 December 2014 12:30-1:30pm

ensemble 1685 is a singers' group, based in Coventry, which has built a reputation for innovative encounters with vocal music, unplugged, from across a thousand years of Western history. Their music, performed live in a flexible and informal way, can surprise and comfort listeners at every level.

Booking is not required.

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/ensemble-1685-3

Herbert Illuminations: Sir Gawain & The Green Knight

Herbert Illuminations: Sir Gawain & The Green Knight

  • 16 December 2014 12:30-1:30pm

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late medieval romance involving King Arthur’s nephew Gawain and a mysterious Green Knight, with a fleeting appearance by Wodehouse.

Join Dominic Russell for a narrative where the great battle between civilisation and chaos are fought in the dining hall, the hunting field and the bedroom.

Booking is not required.

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/herbert-illumination-sir-gawain-and-green-knight-%E2%80%93-horrific-christmas

Early Years Play Days

Early Years Play Days

  • 18 December 2014 10:30-11:30am, 1-2pm
  • 19 December 2014 10:30-11:30am, 1-2pm

Play Days gives children aged 1-3 an opportunity to explore and investigate through sensory play in a relaxed play space that encourages creativity.

Drop in, booking is not required.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£1

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/early-years-play-days-2

Poos from the Past!

Poos from the Past!

  • 30 December 2014 From 11am, From 11:30am, From 12pm, From 1:30pm, From 2pm, From 2:30pm, From 3pm
  • 31 December 2014 From 11am, From 11:30am, From 12pm, From 1:30pm, From 2pm, From 2:30pm, From 3pm

Join us for an archaeological dig with a difference - learn about people from the past by examining their poo!

Drop in at the times above to buy a ticket. If that session is full you will be given a ticket for the next session.

Booking is not required. Suitable for age 5+.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£1

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/poos-past-0

ensemble 1685

ensemble 1685

  • 8 January 2015 12:30-1:30pm

ensemble 1685 is a singers' group, based in Coventry, which has built a reputation for innovative encounters with vocal music, unplugged, from across a thousand years of Western history. Their music, performed live in a flexible and informal way, can surprise and comfort listeners at every level.

Booking is not required.

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/ensemble-1685-4

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