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Following recent Government guidance we are beginning to make plans for re-opening the museum, though this won’t happen in early July.

Details will be published here or you can sign up to our ebulletin for news.

 

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

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.

The museum is also publishing a unique volume of the fifty of these hitherto unpublished and generally unseen personal letters written between 1920 and 1922. The letters reveal much about Munnings himself, his personality, his opinions, interests and beliefs and his working practices; they also provide an insight into the times in which he lived and in particular the aristocratic world of his patrons.

Opening summer 2020
Further details to be published here in early July

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.

Opening summer 2020
Further details to be published here in early July

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