Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

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  • I visited the Herbert Art gallery and Museum specifically to view the 20th century paintings. I was very surprised at the wealth of painting and sculpture on show, including notable British artists su...  more »
  • Had 2hr. quick visit. What a gem this City has. Disable friendly and activity tables for children to colour and doodle paint. Lifts and accessibility to everywhere in the building. Brilliant Art Galle...  more »
  • Last time in Coventry we visited the car museum which in my opinion is brilliant. This time we visited the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and really enjoyed the visit. Once again we stayed at the Brit...  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.

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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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