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The Munnings Art Museum, Dedham

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  • We took the curators tour of the museum which was totally brilliant. The house and exhibits are wonderful and her information made it all come to life. We could not have enjoyed it more.The cafe is ex...  more »
  • Definitely recommend a visit to Munnings Museum and the café. A beautiful setting, lovely gardens and a stunning array of the works of this artist. Brilliant day out.  more »
  • A beautiful setting, lovely gardens and a stunning array of the works of this artist, especially famous for his equestrian subjects.  more »
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  • Delicious food served in an idyllic setting. A selection of mouth watering light lunches which can be accompanied by interesting and flavoursome alcoholic drinks. Efficient and friendly staff who compliment the ambience of the peaceful, rural surroundings. An ideal way to end a visit to the museum.
  • Sir Alfred Munnings was an exceptionally gifted painter and sculptor. There is a good selection of his work here and you can see the studio where he worked. The independently run Cafe on the site is very good and open all year around. Shame he isn't as well known as Constable. Well worth a visit, but check opening times for the Gallery. From the 1st April opening times run from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive from 14:00 to 17:00 plus Bank Holidays. Update 31st October 2014:- The cafe has now closed. Hopefully someone else will take it on as it was a sorely needed addition to the Munnings "Offerings".
  • My wife and I have lived in the village of Dedham for over 30yrs and have visited the museum only a few times and enjoyed it each time, Recently we heard on the grape vine that a new cafe had just open and we thought we would give it a go. What a little treasure we found "The garden cafe" to be. Lovely light lunches, my wife had pan fried sea bass and I went for local ham and salad...it was delightful. Combined with a visit to the museum and surrounding garden it does not get much better.
  • Exquisite brushstrokes and an instinctive master of tone and colour. Jaw dropping horse sculptures. Superb pencil drawings even from an early age. Sir Alfred Munnings was surely the best British painter of the 20th Century. Great museum with very friendly staff, and with delicious cakes the café shouldn't be missed either!

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