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EVENT BOOKING NOW OPEN

We are running outdoor art workshops in late August and September.

Experienced artists and beginners alike are welcome to join us for a series of painting, drawing and sculpture events in the museum grounds.

For more details see our events page >>

We would like to thank Colchester Borough Council for supporting our 2020 events programme.

Following the Government guidance we are making plans for re-opening the museum, studio and garden. We will announce an opening date as soon as this is possible.

You can sign up to our ebulletin for further news.

The office is open Monday to Friday. Please contact us at enquiries@munningsmuseum.org.uk / 01206 322127

 

NEW BOOK: YOURS WITH LOVE, AJ
£25 (+p&p)
Available now by mail order

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

A century after many of them were first written, this beautiful publication, based on fifty-four letters painstakingly transcribed by the museum, reveals never-before-seen correspondence from Sir Alfred Munnings to his wife.

Seemingly dashed-off in quieter moments, these affectionate and conversational letters, with little regard for grammar and punctuation, dash from subject to subject. They also reveal the abiding love that Munnings had for Violet, and often signed off his missives with Yours with love AJ and a large X.

ART IN THE GARDEN FAMILY ACTIVITY BOOK

Use the press out picture frame to line up your compositon and paint a garden scene.
Identify different types of bird in your garden and tick them off the list.
Make up a garden song based on the sounds you can hear around you.

 

£6.50

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY SHEET

Download our FREE “Path to the Orchard” activity sheet
with questions to answer and a wordsearch puzzle.

Based on the painting by Sir Alfred Munnings

SPECIAL EXHIBITION: YOURS WITH LOVE, AJ

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.

Further updates will appear here as the museum makes preparations to re-open.

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.

Further updates will appear here as the museum makes preparations to re-open.

 

OPENING DATES & TIMES

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The office is open Monday to Friday but we encourage you to email us rather than telephone.

enquiries@munningsmuseum.org.uk 

01206 322127

2020 ADMISSION PRICES

Adult (inc seniors)  (with Gift Aid)
Student (with ID)
Child (5-16 years)
Year Pass (valid for 12 months) (can be Gift Aided)
National Art Pass Holders

Free entry for under 5s, essential companions and individual members of the UK Museums Association

GROUP VISITS

The museum welcomes group visits during opening hours and at other times by arrangement