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 31 events at this location

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Art Masterclass: Clay Sculptures

Continuing with our programme of exciting art classes for children, we will be focusing on the medium of clay this half term, learning the techniques involved with building a strong and successful clay sculpture to take home. You will explore sculptures from our collection with our learning team who will then guide your…

Thu 30 May

£8 / 024 7683 2386

Art Masterclass: Figure Drawing

Our learning team will introduce the group to a number of key portrait paintings from our collection before guiding them through the processes involve with successfully representing the human figure in art. Participants will feel like true artists as they work at easels and have the opportunity to create a final piece on…

Thu 25 Jul

£8 / 024 7683 2386

Art Masterclass: Still Life with Pen and Ink

Participants will learn about perspective and have a raised awareness for capturing the outline, shape, proportions, tone, texture and composition of the items they are drawing. They will then move onto work with pen and ink, giving final sketches an illustrative quality. Designed for age 8 – 14 years

Thu 8 Aug

£8 / 024 7683 2386

ARTIST TALK - Indre Serpytyte

Indre Serpytyte (b. 1983 in Palanga, Lithuania) is an artist living and working in London, UK. Serpytyte is concerned with the impact of conflict and war on history and perception. She works with photography, sculpture and installation. In association with her new work WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SINKING Indre will be talking…

Tue 21 May

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Behind The Scenes Family Store Tour

Join 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 our collection not on display in the museum. Timings: 10:30am 11:30am 1:30pm 2:30pm Designed…

Thu 25 Apr

Free / 024 7683 2386

Children’s Art Week 2019

Children's Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education. To celebrate this week long event pop into the Herbert and sketch a selfie to add to our growing display of children’s art work along our Studio Corridor on the first floor of the museum.

Sat 8 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Sun 9 Jun

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Mon 10 Jun

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…and 6 more dates until 16 Jun

Coventry Pride

It’s fifty years after Marsha P Johnson, an openly Trans Drag Queen, threw one of the first punches in the Stonewall riots, The riots which were in response to the police brutality, injustice and inequality that the LGBT+ community faced daily. lead to the international LGBT+ pride movement forming, Coventry Pride returns…

Sun 9 Jun

Free / 024 7683 2386

Coventry Young Explorers

The Coventry Young Explorers trail is being launched this month to encourage children to connect with the city’s storied past by exploring its most famous central landmarks. Children and their parents will embark on a ten-stop tour of major city centre spots including the old and new cathedrals, as well as the Herbert Art…

Wed 24 Apr

Free / 024 7683 2386

Thu 25 Apr

Free / 024 7683 2386

Fri 26 Apr

Free / 024 7683 2386

Sat 27 Apr

Free / 024 7683 2386

Coventry’s Godly Magistrate: The Diary of Robert Beake, Mayor of Coventry 1655-6

Robert Beake is one of Coventry’s most interesting mayors. He was a parliamentary soldier in the Civil War, master of the Drapers Company, mayor and an MP in the parliaments of 1654, 1656, 1660 and 1679. He kept a journal giving an account of his day-to-day activity as mayor in 1655/6. Using this journal and other…

Sat 8 Jun

£5 Booking required / 024 7683 2386

Early Years In The City Showcase

Join 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, baby massage, sports and dance classes, and so much more. This showcase is for parents, parents-to-be…

Sat 18 May

Free / 024 7683 2386

Herbert Illuminations

Fascinating talks throwing light on art, history and culture. Visit back for further details on this season’s speakers.

Tue 21 May

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Tue 18 Jun

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Tue 16 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Herbert (Not So) Late

Explore the Herbert out of hours with fun activities brought to you in partnership with the Feel Good Community. Suitable for age 13+ (under 16 to be accompanied by an adult)

Sat 13 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Home Educators Day

Age 5+ | £10 per child 3-4 years | £6 per child 0-2’s | FREE One free accompanying adult per paying child. Additional adults £3 each. All children must be accompanied at all times. A chance for home educated children to visit the Herbert and take part in a selection of workshops. Sessions will be suitable for family…

Thu 27 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Into The Wild

" 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 there will be plenty to keep you entertained. *£2.50, under…

Wed 24 Apr

Times vary / £2.50 / 024 7683 2386

Thu 25 Apr

Times vary / £2.50 / 024 7683 2386

Fri 26 Apr

Times vary / £2.50 / 024 7683 2386

Sat 27 Apr

Times vary / £2.50 / 024 7683 2386

Into the Wild: Easter Half Term

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 there will be plenty to keep you entertained. Designed for age 3+, but all are welcome Saturday 13: Sea Scene Prints…

Wed 24 Apr

£2.50 / 024 7683 2386

Thu 25 Apr

£2.50 / 024 7683 2386

Fri 26 Apr

£2.50 / 024 7683 2386

Sat 27 Apr

£2.50 / 024 7683 2386

Lino Cutting Workshop

Discover the techniques needed to cut the design and create a relief surface, and experiment with inking and printing. Take home your handiwork and a new skill at the end of the day. Suitable for complete beginners and those looking to refresh or develop skills. All materials provided.

Sat 13 Jul

£35 Booking required / 024 7683 2386

Marks and Spencer in Coventry: Treasured Tales

Join Victoria Northridge, Archivist Manager at Coventry Archives for a talk about the recently grade II listed Marks and Spencer building which opened in 1954. Learn more about the architect, see original drawing plans and find out what people thought of the shop when it first opened.

Sat 27 Apr

£5 / 024 7683 2386

May Half Term - Playful Process Art

Join us this half term to experiment all week with the wonders of making through process art. Process art is about creating an opportunity for children to discover the joys of making and having freedom to explore and experiment with the materials provided for them. We will be getting hands on as we create tape resist…

Sat 25 May

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Sun 26 May

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Mon 27 May

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…and 4 more dates until 31 May

Mini Makers

There is tons of creative fun for little hands and feet in this informal drop-in art session. 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 an important element of early…

Thu 2 May

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Thu 6 Jun

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Thu 4 Jul

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Mothers Who Make

We invite creative mothers of any background and at any stage in their career to explore their practice within a group of peers and consider and discuss how they balance these two vital roles. This innovative nationwide movement comes to Coventry with the opening of a brand new hub! Are you a passionate maker or artist…

Sat 25 May

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Sat 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

National Flash Fiction Day

Join us for an afternoon of events honouring the short story in all its forms! Suitable for age 14+ Join us on 15 June 2019 at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry for the seventh annual celebration of National Flash Fiction Day! We’re hosting an afternoon of events celebrating the short short story in all its…

Sat 15 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

National Play Day!

Opportunities for play experiences will be set up around the gallery spaces for both young and young at heart. Grab a hobby horse and take a trot around our Discover Godiva gallery; strike a pose in front of the Coventry Sculpture; create a costumed character using our dressing up baskets; play hide and seek in our…

Wed 7 Aug

Free / 024 7683 2386

Sensory Play Days

Designed for age 0-4, but all are welcome Let imaginations soar as your child learns to play creatively in this interactive space. 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 their imaginations and…

Thu 16 May

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Fri 17 May

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Mon 20 May

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…and 34 more dates until 19 Jul

Sensory Stories and Rhymes

Explore our collections through songs, stories, movement and sensory play. These sessions provide an opportunity for our youngest visitors to engage with our collections in a way that is meaningful to them, is hands-on, appeals to their imaginations and above all else is fun. Children receive a goody bag to use throughout…

Tue 30 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Tue 7 May

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Tue 21 May

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…and 7 more dates until 16 Jul

Silversmithing Workshop

From sawing, filing, texturing with hammers and drill, soldering with a blow torch, and polishing. Make something beautiful to take away! We accept multi levels on the course, so if you have done silversmithing before, either with us or someone else, feel free to come and expand your knowledge. You’ll make items of your…

Sat 22 Jun

£72 Booking required / 024 7683 2386

Summer Holidays - A Summer of Playful Making

Designed for age 3+, but all are welcome. This summer we will be doing all things playful in our popular children’s craft activities. Each week we will have a different theme to explore, with activities changing throughout. If we could see the world through the eyes of children, we would see Wonder in everything! Week 1…

Tue 23 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Wed 24 Jul

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Thu 25 Jul

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…and 37 more dates until 31 Aug

Teddy Bears Picnic

It’s International Picnic Day and to celebrate we are inviting families to enjoy their lunch in our glorious Covered Court, following on from our Tuesday storytelling sessions*. Bring your favourite teddy bear, grab a blanket and settle down with friends for some quality time together. Pack your own picnic or take…

Tue 18 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Trace Your Family Tree

Saturday 11th May 2019 1.00pm to 3.00pm Book your place by ringing 024 7623 7583

Sat 11 May

£15 / 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 26 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Fri 31 May

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Fri 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

…and 5 more dates until 29 Nov

Wildfloss Embroidery Workshop

An introduction to abstract embroidery. Artist Ruth Hughes will show you how to experiment with colour, create texture and develop shape. This class is perfect for all abilities, and by covering basic stitches and techniques Ruth will help you to create your own individual and unique piece of work. Using a wide variety of…

Sat 11 May

Prices to be confirmed / 024 7683 2386

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

" The acclaimed wildlife photography exhibition from the Natural History Museum is back with 100 stunning images. " From breathtaking animal portraits and dramatic landscapes, to bizarre species and endangered habitats, this exhibition showcases the most arresting and spectacular images of our natural world.

Wed 24 Apr

Times vary / Free / 024 7683 2386

Thu 25 Apr

Times vary / Free / 024 7683 2386

Fri 26 Apr

Times vary / Free / 024 7683 2386

…and 37 more dates until 2 Jun

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