Herbert Art Gallery & Museum


As museums and galleries across the UK begin to reopen, please take extra care to check their websites and social media channels for up to date information as opening times, days and dates here may not be correct.

Jordan Well
Coventry
Coventry
CV1 5QP
England

  • Phone: 024 7623 7521

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 The Herbert is also home to Coventry Archives, the city’s destination for historical documents, photographs, maps and archival materials.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.

Further information

Opening Hours:

We are reopening! We are delighted to announce that after 15 weeks of closure, we now have a confirmed date on which we can welcome visitors back. Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry Archives and Tourist Information will reopen to the public on Monday 3 August 2020. Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm Sun 12pm - 4pm

Charges:

Free

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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