About Your Visit

The Munnings Art Museum is open 3rd April to 20th October 2024

Opening times:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
1.30pm – 4.30pm

Groups are welcome to visit at other times by arrangement.

The cafe, in part of Munnings’ former studio in the garden, is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 10am to 4.30pm.
Access to the cafe and garden is free.

The museum is located 1 mile south of the centre of the village of Dedham in the Dedham Vale National Landscape.
Address: Munnings Art Museum, Castle House, Castle Hill, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6AZ

There is plenty of space for parking and a coach space can also be reserved.

There are explanatory text panels throughout the museum detailing important contextual events, people and influences oon the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings. Many of the panels include quotes by Munnings himself which offer a sense of the man as well as the artist. Room stewards provide a brief introduction to the museum and are pleased to answer questions and provide further information.

The café offers light refreshments. Outdoor seating offers views over the garden and across the vale. A cafe booking is required for groups of more than 10 people.

The museum shop has a range of books, unique gifts and souvenirs.

Information for visitors with access needs:
The Museum and Studio can be entered at ground level

The Allocated disabled parking is available close to the front entrance of the museum. You do not need to hold a blue badge to use this parking but we advise telephoning in advance of your visit to reserve a space.

All ground floor rooms are accessible. There is a step up into the Courtyard gallery and a ramp is be provided. Both first floor rooms are only accessible via the main staircase.

There is an accessible toilet to the rear of the house, which is also directly accessible from the grounds and car park.

A light weight wheel chair is available upon prior request.

The grounds are accessible directly from the car park at ground level though there uneven and gravelled paths and grassed surfaces.