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

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.
A vase made of textiles

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/made-middle

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.
Angel decorations on a Christmas tree

Christmas Holidays: Dazzling Decorations

  • 17 — 23 December 2016

Join us to make Victorian-inspired festive decorations for your Christmas tree using sticks, sparkles and wool.
Drop in
Suitable for age 3+ but all are welcome
Under 2s free

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£2 (under 2s free)

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/christmas-holidays-dazzling-decorations

lit tealight candles

Light up the New Year

  • 28 — 30 December 2016

Add sparkle and light to your New Year’s celebrations and create a beautifully decorated glass jar candle-holder.
Drop in
Suitable for age 3+ but all are welcome
Under 2s free

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£2.
Under 2s free.

Website

http://www.theherbert.org/whats-on/events-exhibitions/christmas-holidays-dazzling-decorations

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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