Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
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.
Museum, Gallery, Archive
Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Social History
The Herbert has extensive and wide ranging collections which are grouped under four broad headings:
• Visual Arts
• Social and Industrial History
• 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.
Made in the Middle
- 2 December 2016 — 19 February 2017 *on now
Made in the Middle is a recurring touring exhibition highlighting some of the best contemporary craft and applied art from the Midlands. Featuring both recent graduates and makers with established reputations, there is a wealth of innovative creativity on display, including ceramics, jewellery, metalwork and textiles.
Selected by an expert panel through open entry, the exhibition reflects the latest developments and trends in craft. The eighth in the series, the exhibition provides a great opportunity to purchase and commission work from some of the best makers in the region.
This exhibition was developed in partnership with Craftspace. Made in the Middle 2016 is part of Craftspace’s 30th anniversary programme.
- Any age
Sensory Stories and Rhymes
- 24 January 2017 11am-12:30pm
- 31 January 2017 11am-12:30pm
- 7 February 2017 11am-12:30pm
- 14 February 2017 11am-12:30pm
Discover the many galleries around the museum with your little ones as a member of our learning team leads you into a world of imagination through popular stories and nursery rhymes. Using sensory based objects, movement, sound and Makaton the sessions will create a stimulating experience for your children. The sessions alternate between storytelling and nursery rhymes with stories include childhood favourites The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Dear Zoo, Mr Grumpy’s Motor Car, plus many more.
*The sessions are based in a different gallery each week, so please ask at reception upon arrival to find out which gallery the session will be taking place in.
Suitable for 0 – 4 years old but all are welcome.
11am - 11.30am (Childminders' session) Our childminder session is an opportunity for you to meet with other child care providers, increases your children’s social experiences, and we will offer additional support if needed during the session to help you when caring for multiple children.
12.00pm – 12.30pm (open to all)
Workshop: Paper Cutting with Clare Pentlow
- 18 February 2017 10am-3pm
In this full day workshop you will have the opportunity to create your own unique designs out of paper using the same skills Clare uses to produce her beautiful pieces.
Suitable for 16+
Materials and equipment supplied.
- Not suitable for children
£26, book in advance
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
024 7623 7521