The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Jordan Well, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5QP
  • Telephone 024 7683 2386
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  • Website www.theherbert.org
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The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is an award-winning venue that celebrates the city's culture, history and arts, pulling in more than 800,000 visitors each year.

It includes gallery space as well as a permanent exhibition including natural history, a 20th century collection and one room of 18th and 19th century pictures.

Situated next to the cathedral, the museum and art gallery is five minutes walk from Pool Meadow bus station. There are also several pay and display car parks within walking distance.

Events at this venue

There are 20 events at this location

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A Brief History of Christmas: 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes & Tales

Doors: 6.45pm | Start time: 7.30pm Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is a…

Wed 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Christmas Early Years Celebrations

As part of our regular weekly Sensory Stories and Rhymes sessions we will be retelling the famous story ‘The Night Before Christmas’ (Tuesday 10 December) and Father Christmas is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit us and sing along with lots of festive nursery rhymes (Tuesday 17 December). Both of these…

Tue 10 Dec

£1 / 024 7683 2386

Tue 17 Dec

£1 / 024 7683 2386

Christmas Holidays – Winter Wonders

" Celebrate the New Year with us as we create stunning Winter Wonder Window Scenes using contact paper, tissue paper and adding finishing touches using black card to create beautiful silhouette imagery. " The finished scenes can be hung on your windows at home to allow the natural light to shine through and…

Thu 2 Jan 2020

Times vary / £2.50 / 024 7683 2386

Fri 3 Jan 2020

Times vary / £2.50 / 024 7683 2386

Sat 4 Jan 2020

Times vary / £2.50 / 024 7683 2386

Christmas Holidays – Winter Wonders

The finished scenes can be hung on your windows at home to allow the natural light to shine through and highlight the colourful creations you have made together. Designed for age 3+, but all are welcome All our family sessions are very popular and at busy times you may be asked to wait. Please note, children must be…

Thu 2 Jan 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Fri 3 Jan 2020

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Sat 4 Jan 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Coffee and Cake Chinwag

Following on from our weekly Sensory Stories and Rhymes session, pop into the café where we will have special discounts available, a dedicated play area near reserved tables and colouring in pages to entertain your little ones. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with like-minded people, socialise with others and…

Tue 3 Dec

Free / 024 7683 2386

Coventry Biennial - The Twin

The biennial team and their partners invite people to learn, look, make, talk, think and walk with them. The biennial’s title this year is The Twin and it comprises a series of exhibitions, events and activities about relationships. We are an international city; Coventry and Volgograd, Russia, were the first modern twin…

Thu 21 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Sat 23 Nov

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…and 60 more dates until 26 Jan 2020

Exploring Eliot's Coventry

Find out about her life and friends and how the city itself influenced her work. Visitors will be able to see the original manuscript of her greatest novel, Middlemarch, on loan from the British Library from Friday 1st Nov 2019 to Sunday 5th Jan 2020, after which it will be in Nuneaton for a further 8 weeks. This item has…

Thu 21 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Sat 23 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

…and 151 more dates until 26 Apr 2020

Herbert Illuminations - George Eliot at 200 - and the Coventry Connection

Her father was the land agent to the Newdigate family at Arbury Hall. Mary Ann was a clever girl who did well at schools in Nuneaton and Coventry. In 1841 she moved with her father to Bird Grove in Coventry. In the eight years she lived in the city Mary Ann developed her huge intellectual appetite for learning…

Tue 17 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Mini Makers

Thursdays 5 September | 3 October | 7 November | 5 December Two sessions each day at 10.30am – 12.00pm & 1.30pm – 3.00pm Babies and toddlers will have the opportunity to explore various materials across the sessions including paint, glitter, paste, sand, clay, slimy spaghetti, chalk and much more. Messy play is…

Thu 5 Dec

£2 / 024 7683 2386

Mothers Who Make

Are you a passionate maker or artist and a mother? Do you want to develop your practice and connect with other mother makers? Would you like to meet in a welcoming, inclusive and supportive space to discuss the opportunities for growth and the challenges these dual roles present? We invite you to explore your practice…

Sat 30 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Radical Drawing in Conversation: Linda Karshan and Alexandra Blum

This exclusive talk brings together two exceptional artists to look at key works and concepts in the Radical Drawing exhibition, alongside insights and reflections from their own practice. Featuring works by Picasso, Richard Long and Graham Sutherland, this talk will explore the importance of mark making, space and time…

Sat 23 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Radical Drawing: Works from Coventry and the Courtauld

The exhibits are taken from the collections of The Courtauld Gallery in London, the University of Warwick and the Herbert’s own collection, and include works by George Romney, Camille Pissarro, Pablo Picasso, Art & Language, Barbara Walker and Miriam de Búrca. This exhibition offers visitors a series of encounters…

Thu 21 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 22 Nov

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Sat 23 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

…and 53 more dates until 19 Jan 2020

Screening Rights Film Festival: Opening Night | Obey (2018)

Location: Old Grammar School | 96min | Cert: 15 Q&A with special guests, + reception Nineteen-year old mixed-race Londoner Leon returns home to take care of his alcoholic mother and adjust to life as an adult after an adolescence spent in and out of foster care. Frustrated by his lack of an education and his bleak…

Thu 21 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Sensory Play Days

19 & 20 September | 17 & 18 October | 14 & 15 November | 19 & 20 December Two sessions each day at 10.30am – 11.30am & 1.00pm - 2.00pm Explore and grow using inspiring sensory materials, where the possibilities are endless! Through the use of open ended items babies and young children are free to use…

Thu 19 Dec

£2 / 024 7683 2386

Fri 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Sensory Stories And Rhymes

Tuesdays (Coventry term time only) Two sessions each day at 10.30am – 11.00am adds context by using a physical object to give words meaning; extends learning through play and increases their opportunities to develop good listening and language skills. Sessions take place in different galleries each week, simply ask at…

Tue 26 Nov

£1 / 024 7683 2386

Tue 3 Dec

£1 / 024 7683 2386

Tue 10 Dec

£1 / 024 7683 2386

Tue 17 Dec

£1 / 024 7683 2386

Silversmithing Workshop

Led by our informative tutors, Laura and Naim, this workshop will teach you all the basic techniques of silversmithing, and because we keep numbers small there is time to explore a range of techniques for those that want to. From sawing, filing, texturing with hammers and drill, soldering with a blow torch, polishing and…

Sat 14 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

SOLD OUT | Wreath Making Workshop

We’ll supply a host of materials and greenery plus an artist to help you find the perfect balance of ribbon to cinnamon sticks or dried orange to berries. These are fun and friendly workshops and you’ll leave with an exquisite seasonal decoration for the price of a standard shop bought wreath. Even better news is that you…

Sat 30 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Spectra Presents, Eat The Stars

" An immersive world of sight " " sound, smell, touch and " " taste. " Eat the Stars is a captivating performance which takes place along a guided trail of short walks on wheelchair-friendly paths. This is an all-ages show that is accessible to everyone. " Book online in advance "…

Sat 14 Dec

£7 / 024 7683 2386

Sun 15 Dec

£7 / 024 7683 2386

Spectra presents, Eat the Stars

Eat the Stars is a captivating performance which takes place along a guided trail of short walks on wheelchair-friendly paths. This is an all-ages show that is accessible to everyone.

Sat 14 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Sun 15 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Treasures of the Archive Tours

2.00pm – 3.00pm Every last Friday in the month (see dates for details). £5.00 per person. Bookings in advance are essential. Explore the treasures of the archives with a guided behind the scenes tour in Coventry Archives. You will be provided with an introduction to our collections and have a chance to see some of our…

Fri 29 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

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