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Admission is by pre-booked tickets only:

  • General admission by timed ticket on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 11am and 3.30pm.

  • Guided tours led by a curator on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11am and 2pm.

  • Please ensure that you have read the latest guidance on visiting the museum as COVID-19 restrictions still apply.

  • The Garden Cafe will not be open in 2021 but there are plenty of open air chairs and tables in the garden so bring a picnic!

Extended into 2021

When Alfred Munnings married his second wife Violet in April 1920 his reputation as a notable equestrian portraitist was flourishing. As a result of this he was frequently away from home for extended periods and he wrote home to his new wife of these experiences. In 2020 the museum’s displays will be interwoven with original correspondence, preparatory sketches and finished works that relate to this time.

Extended into 2021

The museum offers changing displays from its large and significant collection of life’s works by Sir Alfred Munnings (P.P.R.A.).

Over 200 paintings, drawings and sculpture are displayed each year throughout eight rooms of the artist’s former home and working studio offering a complete survey of his artistic development.

Furniture, personal items and other ephemera remain in situ much as if Sir Alfred and his wife were still in residence.


with a Foreword by His Grace, the Duke of Rutland.

This beautiful publication reveals never-before-seen correspondence from Sir Alfred Munnings to his wife Violet. Seemingly dashed-off in quieter moments these affectionate and conversational missives, with little regard for grammar and punctuation, charge from subject to subject. They also reveal the abiding love that Munnings had for Violet and are often signed off Yours with love AJ and a large X.

The museum is delighted to present this book of creative written responses to the paintings of Sir Alfred Munnings.


29th MAY to 7th NOVEMBER 2021

PRE-BOOKED tickets only

General admission: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 11am and 3.30pm (last entry 3pm)

Guided tours: Tuesdays and Fridays at 11am and 2pm


Adult (inc seniors) £12 / Tour £17

Family: 1 Adult £16 / 2 Adults £26
(children age 5-16)

Student £9 / Tour £12

Year Pass £20 (includes General Admission and Tours)

Essential companions, blind visitors and children under 5 FREE


We will try our best to re-instate group visits in 2021 as the Government allows and if it is safe to do so

If you would like to enquire about a group visit in 2021 then please contact us


Picnic area available at the museum
Pubs and cafes open in Dedham village