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Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

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A stay among the Gothic and Victorian architecture of the city center is within walking distance of the main attractions. Consider a rental room or B&B on the medieval Spon Street or near the canal. Both locations are scenic and conveniently located near the city center. Full of local eateries and shops, the Earlsdon area offers less expensive apartment rentals.
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  • This art gallery is extremely child friendly! They have put a lot of work into making everything accessible & engaging for children. There is something here for people of all ages. We've been 4 times ...  more »
  • Firstly, it is free. There is a great history display on the ground floor charting the evolution of man and eventually linking it into the development of Coventry as a major manufacturing City which p...  more »
  • There is a truism that you rarely bother to make the effort for things which are on your doorstep! You travel to other countries, other cities & furiously go through a tick list of museums, churches, ...  more »
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  • Despite a lot of venues saying they are kid friendly, this rarely actually extends to very young children. Our under 3 year old, however, loved the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and really engaged with the displays. The Children's Trail is excellent and allowed all of us to enjoy the Museum exhibits. The soft play area on the top floor allowed him to chill out for a bit but he also really enjoyed the sights, sounds and sensations of the Elements exhibit. This is a fabulous museum and free! We also had lunch there in the cafe and the staff were nice and helpful. The food was ok, in line with what I would expect at such a venue.
  • Fantastic gallery. Really interesting sections on the local industries and an amazing central atrium There is nearby parking and a great cafe on site.
  • Brilliant museum a must for all ages. My 6 and 3 year old both enjoyed looking around the museum and will definitely visit again. Staff were friendly and helpful, a must if visiting Coventry.
  • § | Commemorative Plaque 1 This garden is dedicated to peace and international friendship and was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the bombing of Coventry on 14th November 1940 ____________________________________________________ § | Commemorative Plaque 2 This statue formerly in Smithford Way was relocated in this Peace Garden on 14th November 1990 in recognition of Coventry's commitment to international friendship and reconciliation
  • Small, but some good stuff in there. Highlight is Stanley Spencer's portrait of Priscilla Ashwanden.