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  • We advise booking your ticket in advance as we are operating at a reduced capacity

  • Visitors, volunteers and staff must wear a facemask in museum buildings

  • We ask you to wash or santise your hands regularly

  • Due to the smaller rooms in the museum we ask that you respect the personal space of others

Opening Times

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Guided Tours ONLY at 11am and 2pm (max 8 people)

Timed entry between 11am and 3.30pm (last entry 3pm)

Timed entry between 11am and 3.30pm (last entry 3pm)

Guided Tours ONLY at 11am and 2pm (max 8 people)

Timed entry between 11am and 3.30pm (last entry 3pm)

Closed

Closed (except bank holidays)

The Garden Cafe is not open but QUEEN BEE COFFEE has arrived and the van is generally onsite between 11am and 2pm, Tuesday to Friday.

There are also plenty of open air chairs and tables in the garden so bring a picnic.

Alternatively you can book refreshments in one of the pubs or cafes open in Dedham village >>

Museum Year Passes purchased in 2019 and 2020 are valid throughout 2021

2021 Prices

Adult (inc seniors) £12 / Tour £17

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

Student £9 / Student Tour £12

Year Pass £20 (includes General Admission and Tours)
BUY Year Pass >>

Essential companions, blind visitors and children under 5 FREE

Group Member £9 / Group Member Tour £12
(Group is a minimum of 10 people)

Group Visits

We will try our best to accommodate Group visits in 2021 as the Government allows and if it is safe to do so.

A Group is 10 or more adults paying together.

For 2021 there will be a limit of 20 people per Group.

The Garden Cafe is closed for this season so we are unable to provide refreshments for Groups. We have ample space for picnicking outdoors and we may be able to accommodate smaller Groups under cover.

29th May – 6th November 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 2021 the museum’s special exhibition showcases paintings from the early 1920s alongside original correspondence from that time.

29th May – 6th November 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.

OPENING DATES & TIMES

29th MAY to 6th NOVEMBER 2021

We advise pre-booking your ticket

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

Admission by Guided Tour ONLY: Tuesdays and Fridays at 11am and 2pm

2021 ADMISSION PRICES

Adult (inc seniors) £12 / Tour £17

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

Student £9 / Student Tour £12

Year Pass £20 (includes General Admission and Tours)

Essential companions, blind visitors and children under 5 FREE

GROUP VISITS

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

For  2021 there will be a limit of 20 people max per group.

The Garden Cafe is closed for this season so we are unable to provide refreshments for groups. We have ample space for picnicking outdoors and we may be able to accommodate smaller groups under cover.