Museums

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

West Midlands - Coventry

United Kingdom

  • History
  • Family Fun
  • Free Entry

Taking the kids out for the day to Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in West Midlands

CONTACT INFO

024 7623 7521
info@theherbert.org
Jordan Well
Coventry
West Midlands
CV1 5QP
United Kingdom

ON PEAK WORKING HOURS

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Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

EVENTS

Animal Face Painting
Animal Face Painting
Animal Face Painting
Animal Face Painting
Animal Face Painting
Animal Face Painting
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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19/02/2019 23/04/2019

Tuesday 19 February, Tuesday 16th April, Tuesday 23rd April: 10:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pmWith an exhibition full of amazing animals we couldn’t resist the chance to transform faces into terrific tigers, beautiful butterflies and more....

From £ 2.00 to £ 2.00

Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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18/02/2019 25/04/2019

18 February & 25 April 2019Join our Curator for a 30 minute behind the scenes tour of our Natural History store, where you will encounter fossils, mammals, birds and insects. This is a rare opportunity for family groups to see objects from...

Early Years In The City Showcase
Early Years In The City Showcase
Early Years In The City Showcase
Early Years In The City Showcase
Early Years In The City Showcase
Early Years In The City Showcase
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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18/05/2019 18/05/2019

18 May 2019 10.00am – 4.00pmJoin us for an early years showcase event with a difference.Discover what activities and classes you and your little ones can do in and around Coventry. Find out about sensory and messy play opportunities, rhyme time,...

Into the Wild
Into the Wild
Into the Wild
Into the Wild
Into the Wild
Into the Wild
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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13/04/2019 27/04/2019

13th - 27th April (excluding Sundays)Get creative with wildlife themed activities this Easter as we explore ‘Under the Sea’ (week 1) and ‘Wild Beasts’ (week 2) during the school break. With a variety of activities throughout the Easter holiday...

From £ 2.50 to £ 2.50

Sensory Play Days
Sensory Play Days
Sensory Play Days
Sensory Play Days
Sensory Play Days
Sensory Play Days
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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17/01/2019 12/04/2019

Monthly | Thursdays & Fridays, 10.30am – 11.30am & 1.00pm – 2.00pm17 & 18 January 2019, 14 & 15 February 2019, 21 & 22 March 2019, 11 & 12 April 2019.Play creatively in this hands-on interactive space and explore using...

From £ 2.00 to £ 2.00

Sensory Stories And Rhymes
Sensory Stories And Rhymes
Sensory Stories And Rhymes
Sensory Stories And Rhymes
Sensory Stories And Rhymes
Sensory Stories And Rhymes
Sensory Stories And Rhymes
Sensory Stories And Rhymes
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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08/01/2019 09/04/2019

Weekly | Tuesdays (Coventry term time only) 10:30am - 11:30am & 11:30am - 12:00pmExplore our collections through song, stories, movement and sensory play. Sessions take place in different galleries each week. Please ask at reception when you...

From £ 1.00 to £ 1.00

Sketching Masterclass - Charcoal & Pastels
Sketching Masterclass - Charcoal & Pastels
Sketching Masterclass - Charcoal & Pastels
Sketching Masterclass - Charcoal & Pastels
Sketching Masterclass - Charcoal & Pastels
Sketching Masterclass - Charcoal & Pastels
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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21/02/2019 21/02/2019

Extend your art skills with this masterclassLed by our learning team, we explore our Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and discover the beauty of the earth’s environments in this Landscape focused workshop. You will be guided through...

From £ 7.00 to £ 7.00

Sketching Masterclass – Watercolour & Acrylic
Sketching Masterclass – Watercolour & Acrylic
Sketching Masterclass – Watercolour & Acrylic
Sketching Masterclass – Watercolour & Acrylic
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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18/04/2019 18/04/2019

Two sessions: 10:30am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pmGet exclusive access to some of our natural history collection and develop your art skills with this masterclass led by our learning team. You will be guided through various sketching...

From £ 7.00 to £ 7.00

The Earth's Environments
The Earth's Environments
The Earth's Environments
The Earth's Environments
The Earth's Environments
The Earth's Environments
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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16/02/2019 23/02/2019

16 February 10.30am – 23 February 3.30pm 2019February Half Term16th - 23rd February (excluding Sundays)Join us for a week of wonder as we explore the Earth's environments through arts and crafts. We will be making clay volcanoes, marbled...

From £ 2.50 to £ 2.50

DESCRIPTION

There's so much to see you'll discover something new every time you visit.

Located in the heart of Coventry city centre, next to the historic Cathedral, the Herbert is the perfect place to learn more about the history of Coventry and immerse yourself in some art and culture.

AN INSPIRING WAY TO SPEND YOUR DAY

A world of discovery awaits you in our award-winning interactive galleries.

The eight permanent galleries are free, fun and family friendly – the perfect place to spend a day out, whether you’re a first time visitor to Coventry, or returning again and again.
Discover what it was really like to live, work and play 50, 150 and 500 years ago, wander through dazzling multi-sensory interactive displays, investigate the natural world and explore our wide range of traditional and contemporary art exhibitions.

There's so much to see, you'll discover something new every time you
visit.

COVENTRY HISTORY GALLERY
Uncover the story of our city and its people from the medieval period to the present day through a staggering array of objects, photographs, films and personal memories.

PEACE & RECONCILIATION
Understand the city's wartime experiences and the links forged with other cities out of the shared experience of war. Find out how Coventry’s role in peace and reconciliation continues today.

DISCOVER GODIVA
Explore the legend of Lady Godiva's famous naked ride through Coventry in this family friendly gallery including other mythical tales, storytelling and dressing up items.

VISUAL ARTS
Be amazed by the great works of art in our collections from traditional oil paintings in the Old Masters gallery to those representing the spirit of the Herbert's original collection in Art Since 1900. Our fine range of sculptures includes works by great British artists of the 20th century such as Barbara Hepworth and Jacob Epstein.

ELEMENTS
This exhibition celebrates nature by encouraging visitors to engage with natural objects and landscapes in highly creative and multi-sensory ways.

WHAT’S IN STORE
Our extensive collections contain hundreds of thousands of items. We have created What's In Store to offer access to many of the items which are rarely on public display.

CONNECTED
A number of people were asked to pick their personal favourites from our extensive collections - and give reasons for their choices.
Please note: the temperature in our galleries is climate-controlled to protect our vulnerable objects

ONSITE FACILITIES

  • Mobility Access
  • Cafe/Family Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Onsite Shop

DIRECTIONS

By Car

By Car
At  Coventry inner ring-road, turn off at Junction 3 or 5 and follow the brown signs for the Herbert. There are several Pay & Display car parks available within walking distance. For directions using sat-nav or route planners use the postcode CV1 5QP. Alternatively a park and ride service for the city centre is operated from War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road in the south of the City.

By Bus

By Bus
All buses terminate in the city centre, and most buses stop at Pool Meadow bus station. The Herbert is approximately 5 minutes walk from Pool Meadow, and 10 minutes from most other stopping places in the city centre. There are signposts across the city directing people to the Herbert, and we are situated next to the Cathedral so are easy to find. Most bus services in Coventry and the surrounding areas are operated by National Express.

By Train

By Train
From Coventry station it is a 10 - 15 minute walk into the city centre. Buses and taxis are also available from the railway station.


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