A museum devoted to Sir Alfred Munnings, East Anglian artist and former President of the Royal Academy.

Set in the artist’s former home and studio, the museum holds a comprehensive collection of Munnings’ work. Widely known for his paintings of horses and of horse-racing, he also produced idyllic rural scenes where people worked the land with horses.

Additionally the museum displays a range of original furniture and personal items belonging to Munnings and his wife Violet.


Permanent collection

Chronological displays chart the artist’s life and career: from his childhood at Mendham Mill in Suffolk, through his training at Norwich School of Art and as a commercial illustrator’s apprentice, and the equestrian painting for which he is best known.

Two further galleries, are used to host special exhibitions of Munnings' work, including rarely seen examples of his sketching and sculpture.

The Munnings Art Museum

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

01206 322127

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Opening times

Beginning of March to end of October 2019

Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 2pm to 5pm

Pre-booked group visits during opening hours and at other times

50% off entry with National Art Pass

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