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We are now closed for the winter but open again on 23rd March 2019
with a new exhibition and events programme

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Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918
(23 March to 3 November 2019)

Celebrated as one of England’s finest equestrian painters, Sir Alfred Munnings forged much of his early reputation as a result of his war artist commission in France during 1918. Serving in eastern France with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Munnings sketched and painted landscapes, battle scenes and, naturally, horses to document life on the fighting front and the vital logistical work taking place behind the lines.

Now, for the first time in 100 years, forty-one wartime paintings by Munnings are returning together to the United Kingdom on tour from the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa. In this once-in-a-lifetime display here, his former home in Dedham, the finished paintings will be shown side by side with the surviving sketchbooks that inspired them and owned by the museum. This is the first time these sketchbooks have been on public display together with the finished pictures, and will provide a unique view of life ‘behind the lines’.

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Main Galleries
(23 March to 3 November 2019)

More than 150 other works by Munnings—from his boyhood sketches, through his early commercial work, to his iconic horse paintings—will also be on display throughout the museum at the same time, offering a complete survey of his life and development as an artist.

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Closed now
Opens March 2019

MUSEUM:

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed or Groups by Appointment
Wednesday to Sunday, 2pm-5pm
& Bank Holiday Mondays, 2pm-5pm

CAFE:

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm
& Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am-5pm

 

Admission

Adult (inc seniors) £8.00
Student £6.00
Child (5-16 years) £1.00
Year Pass (valid for 12 months) £14.00

National Art Pass £4.00

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Free entry for carers,
blind visitors and
individual members of the
Museums Association


GROUPS

The museum welcomes pre booked groups during opening hours and at other times by appointment

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