Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

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

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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.
Irish Heart, Coventry Home

Irish Heart, Coventry Home

  • 10 March — 10 April 2018

Focussing upon themes such as sport, music and employment, this exhibition will show how the city has been transformed over the decades.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1242/irish_heart_coventry_home

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.

Mini Makers: World Book Day, 'Dear Zoo'

  • 1 March 2018 10:30am-3pm

There’s tons of creative fun for little hands and feet in these informal drop in art sessions. Arrive any time and be prepared to get messy!

Explore a different theme every month - this time it is 'World Book Day, Dear Zoo'.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£2 per child.

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1257/mini_makers_world_book_day_dear_zoo

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Feminist Stitching Workshop

  • 3 March 2018 12:30-3:30pm

Embroidery is not the quickest way to create an image, but it shows dedication, perseverance, care, skill, patience and creativity. What better way to show our appreciation to the controversial trailblazers of feminism than to take the time to stitch a likeness of them?

You can use colour, texture, images or words. You can be quick and dirty or supremely skilled. There is no limit to what you can do with it, and in the hands of modern makers it's subversive, beautiful and infinitely varied.

You will receive a wooden embroidery hoop and needle to take home and a cotton sewing bag to carry your work in, plus full colour instruction booklet and PDFs of images from the session. There will be choice of gorgeous linen to stitch into and endless colours of embroidery thread to choose from!

Suitable for 16+.

Admission

£30 | Book online in advance

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1245/feminist_stitching_workshop

Crafting Coventry's Past

Easter Holidays: Crafting Coventry’s Past

  • 3 — 13 April 2018

Make your very own ‘Coffa’s Tree’, try your hand at wet wool felting, help us to rebuild the city wall, build a balloon powered car, plus so much more!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.50, under 2s free. Drop in.

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1265/easter_holidays_crafting_coventrys_past

Party Clutch Bag

Party Clutch Workshop

  • 21 April 2018

The finished item looks amazing, and when you say you made it yourself your friends will be blown away by your crafting skills! So come and take your place at the top table of crafting and make yourself this totally stunning accessory. What’s more, you’ll get the skills to make more whenever you want and we share all the details of our suppliers after the workshop so you can keep making.



Your bag will be big enough for a phone, purse and essential bits and bobs (measuring 18 x 6cm). The frame is a silver finish with a square clasp and you can choose to add a chain handle. Smart enough to take to a wedding or special event, this would even make a great gift for your most fabulous friend!

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£49 | Book online in advance

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1246/party_clutch_workshop

A Brief History of Music

GreenMatthews present A Brief History of Music

  • 13 May 2018 From 7:30am

A Brief History Of Music takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.

Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) GreenMatthews paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace.

The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast!

Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as virginal, rauschpfeife and lute (and that’s just the first 100 years!) A Brief History of Music uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won’t want to return!

Suitable for 8+

Doors open at 7.00pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£11, book online in advance.

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats_on/1267/greenmatthews_present_a_brief_history_of_music

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

Website

www.theherbert.org

E-mail

info@culturecoventry.com

Telephone

024 7623 7521

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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