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The Munnings Art Museum

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If you like Munnings, you will enjoy this

It was his and Lady Munnings' home and it still has that sort of a feel about it. I love the... read more

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Stunning collection of a great artist

If you are a keen fan of Munnings and horse painting then you will love this museum, complete with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Each year a changing selection of 150 paintings and drawings from the museum’s significant collection of works by Sir Alfred Munnings is hung chronologically throughout eight rooms. 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy and the...more
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Castle House Castle Hill | Castle House, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6AZ, England
+44 1206 322127
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Reviewed yesterday

It was his and Lady Munnings' home and it still has that sort of a feel about it. I love the pictures - not all horsey - but local landscapes and one learns a lot about Munnings, without being preached at. It's not grand, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great art and paintings and wooden articles. Most happy we came here. Nice to wander through. Quite interesting vintage stuff there

Thank ToniaK637
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a keen fan of Munnings and horse painting then you will love this museum, complete with small eatery. No dogs. Your day's visit can be continued to the rest of the very picturesque village.

Thank EllenMay2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well laid out museum in beautiful Georgian House. Also great café in garden. we didn't know much about Munnings, but we do now !!

Thank johngibson2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With some friends we visited the gallery and found the whole location a delight. The building itself was delightful and set in an atractive garden. Within the house the vast range of art, almost all were oils, consisted mainly of horses and their riders. Such...More

Thank Angus M
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

A wonderful group visit today. We enjoyed a curatorial tour of the house and the current exhibition “Munnings and the River”. The team are friendly and highly knowledgeable. Thank you to Jenny, Marcia, Mark in the cafe- delicious food and coffee. Special thanks to the...More

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Visited the Cafe today - it was really good. Good coffee and delicious cake. Lovely groups and friendly staff. I will certainly be returning!

Thank Coffeeshoplover141
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Lovely, elegant home of very talented couple - although primarily about Munnings the artist, nice to see Where he lived and worked. Gorgeous art work of course - great to see he didn’t just paint horses! He clearly had a good eye for the human...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Munnings' work can be written off as sentimental or chocolate-boxy (if you really don't like horses that is) but he had such grit. Next year expect a complete rehang as Castle House is taken over by the portraits Munnings did in 1918 of the Canadian...More

Thank ecobunnyLondon
Reviewed 25 September 2018

A very interesting tour around the fabulous house of Sir Alfred Munnings. The paintings and artworks are just amazing. Book in advance on the website.

Thank JulieR2168
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