Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is the perfect place to delve into Coventry’s history and engage with art and culture. Investigate the natural world, modern art, and the Old Masters. Wander through dazzling interactive displays, and enjoy the latest exhibitions while admiring the building’s unique architecture. As well as the art gallery’s ever-changing displays which are often created in partnership with national museums, the Herbert offers a wide range of detailed talks, fantastic events and inventive workshops for adults and families. The Herbert Art Gallery encourages creativity, exploration and fun. Gain a fresh perspective on the legend of Lady Godiva, discover your ancestors’ history in the Coventry Archives, and explore British & European paintings from the 1500s onwards. All of this is just a stone’s throw away from Coventry Cathedral. Our permanent galleries range from the Visual Arts, to Social and Industrial History, Archaeology and Natural History, there is something for every visitor. The Herbert is also home to Coventry Archives, the city’s destination for historical documents, photographs, maps and archival materials. You can also book special tours of the Old Grammar School and Medieval Undercroft should you wish to explore Coventry’s rich history further. Put Herbert Art Gallery & Museum into our Coventry online travel route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Coventry.
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  • Turner prize for 2021 is currently on display. Also the gallery has Renaissance art as well as modern. Also a apart of the museum was just Coventry history  more »
  • After visiting the amazing Transport museum and Cathedral we thought we would come here. More of a museum on Coventry than an art gallery. There are a few galleries upstairs. Was good though and...  more »
  • Wonderful child-friendly museum easily walked to from the Cathedral area. We went there recently with 2 pre-school kids (ages 3 and 5) and spent well over 40 minutes in the special Lady Godiva exhibit. The adults were entertained with the excepts from the many Lady Godiva movies (Maureen O'Hara had one) while the kids put on medieval costumes, played with a racing game, put together some puzzles.
  • The Herbert Gallery is always worth a visit. It has several galleries that stay the same and one that changes a few times a year. In the last year I have seen the Wildlife photographer of the year, a display of child hood toys over the years and the current (September 2019) 'Wonder ' which I was initially unsure about until I saw the 3d art 'dolls house ' which was unusual but very interesting. There is a shop and cafe. It is free to enter but sometimes a charge for temporary exhibitions. It is in the same area as Coventry cathedral.

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