In 1892, aged fourteen, Alfred Munnings moved from his home village of Mendham in Suffolk to the city of Norwich. He was apprenticed for six years to the lithographic printers Page Bros. & Co., Ltd. Here he learnt to design advertisements and posters and undertook work for successful local companies such as Colman’s Mustard and Caley’s Crackers.

In 2022 the museum presents a vibrant display of Munnings’ lesser known commercial designs, posters, black and white pictures and early paintings, 1890-1910. The exhibition focusses on the artistic influences on a young Munnings and his ability to capture the popular aesthetic of La Belle Epoque.

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The Munnings Art Museum

Castle Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6AZ

01206 322127


Opening times

6th April to 23rd October 2022
Wednesday to Sunday, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Mondays Closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesdays Closed
Weekday mornings pre-booked groups by appointment only

Cafe open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm

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