Events and Workshops

If you have any enquiries about our events then please email or call 01206 322127

2024 Events Programme

April – October

Curator’s Tours
Free for Museum Year Pass Holders / Free for 25s and under / £12 National Art Pass Holders / £12 for Students 26+

Exclusive out-of-hours tours of the museum wit a member of curatorial staff.

There are 20 places on each tour. Groups are welcome to book out a part / whole tour subject to availability.

Thursday 23rd May
Wednesday 19th June 
Thursday 25th July 
Friday 23rd August  
Wednesday 25th September
Thursday 10th October 



Society of Equestrian Artists Visit
Wednesday 22nd + Thursday 23rd May
FREE to watch

Members of The Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) will be painting in the grounds of the museum. They will be working with Suffolk Punch horses as models and a sidesaddle rider.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the SEA then please visit


Online Workshops: Learn to Draw Horses I
Tuesday 18th + Tuesday 25th June via ZOOM
£45 (covers both sessions)

Tutor: James Power (SEA)

In these basic introductory sessions learn the basic steps needed to successfully draw and paint horses. You will be able to ask questions throughout.


Theatre in the Garden
Wuthering Heights performed by
Midnight Circle

Wednesday 10th + Thursday 11th July
Grounds open 5.45pm
Performance starts 7.30pm


Bring your own food, chairs or blanket for a pre-performance picnic on the lawn.

Please note that there is no cover in the event of rain.

Paint Up: Tagg’s Island
Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th July
9.30am – 4pm
£70 per day / 2 days £120 / 3 days £180

Join us for the main painting event of the year! Experienced artists and beginners alike are welcome to come draw and paint a picnic tableau in the museum grounds; inspired by the painting Tagg’s Island by Sir Alfred Munnings.

You will need to bring your own materials and equipment. Tutor support is available.


Online Workshops: Learn to Draw Horses II TICKETS COMING SOON
Tuesday 30th July + Tuesday 6th August via ZOOM
£45 (covers both sessions)

Tutor: James Power (SEA)

These two sessions look more closely at painting a horse’s head if you are more confident with your painting ability or have attended the earlier sessions in June. You will be able to ask questions throughout.

Dedham Art Society + Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle Visit
Thursday 8th August
FREE to watch

The Dedham Art Society joins forces with the Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle, of which Alfred Munnings was a member in the early 1900s, for a day’s painting in the museum grounds. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of either society then please visit or

Artist’s Walk and TalkTICKETS COMING SOON

Tuesday 13th August

Coffee and lunch included.

Hosted by James Power (SEA) equestrian and plein air artist.

Join James for a closer look at the museum’s paintings through the eyes of an artist. Discuss your thoughts and discoveries over a delicious buffet lunch in the Dining Room of the museum, Castle House.


Mendham Mill Open Day
Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 0NN
Saturday 21st September

Now a private residence, Mendham Mill, the birthplace of Alfred Munnings, will be open to the public for this one day special viewing. An exhibition of original paintings by Munnings will be on display.

All proceeds will go to the museum.

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2023 ‘Paint-Up Royal Ascot’ three day painting tableau held in the museum grounds, 7th to 9th July 2023

Curator’s Talk: The Life and Work of Sir Alfred Munnings
Recording lasts 41 minutes

Marcia Whiting, Curatorial Associate, provides an overview of Alfred Munnings’ life and work.

You will be sent a link to play the film via Vimeo (installation not required).
If you have any further questions for Marcia following the talk then please email them to

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