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Located in the cultural heart of Coventry city centre, next to the historic Cathedral, the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is an ideal place to visit to learn more about the history of Coventry and immerse yourself in some art and culture. Winner of the Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award 2010, the Herbert offers a great day out for all the family.

A world of discovery awaits you in our award-winning interactive galleries. The eight permanent galleries are the perfect place to spend an hour, an afternoon or a day, whether you're a first time visitor to Coventry, or returning again and again.

Discover what it was really like to live, work and play in Coventry 50, 150 and 500 years ago, wander through dazzling multi-sensory interactive displays and investigate the natural world in the Elements gallery. Understand the city's wartime experiences and the links forged with other cities out of the shared experience of war. Find out how Coventry's role in peace and reconciliation continues today.

Explore the wide range of traditional and contemporary art exhibitions from prestigious national museums and galleries such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, and the Natural History Museum.

Whether you want a memento to help you remember your visit, or an imaginative present for a friend, the Herbert shop is the perfect place to look. Packed with original jewellery, inventive toys and curios, beautiful crafts, unique fossils, art books, fair trade products and original artworks by local makers, you're sure to find the gift you need.

Make your day complete by sampling one of the delicious snacks or hot lunches available in our café. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or soft drink, or linger with a tea or coffee and a tempting slice of cake.

For information on FREE family events, exhibitions, talks and activities or to join our mailing list visit www.theherbert.org
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BBC Walking with Beasts
2 July – 30 October 2011

Since the dinosaurs died out over 65 million years ago, our planet has been dominated by an amazing and diverse range of mammals. In 2001, using technology from their award-winning 'Walking with Dinosaurs', the BBC brought a number of them 'back to life' in their six-part series - 'Walking with Beasts'. This exhibition shows some of the science behind the series and will tell you more about these fantastic creatures and the times during which they lived.

Stitch in Time: A Story of Patchwork
13 July – 9 October 2011

Stitch in Time explores key moments in the fascinating history of British and American patchwork making.

From the expensive use of imported chintz in the 1700s to the Victorian passion for 'crazy' patchwork on both sides of the Atlantic, the exhibition follows the story through necessity in the Great Depression and the Second World War and on to the great craft revival of the 1970s when everyone had a go at making 'Grandma's Hexagon'.

The patchworks in this exhibition are drawn from the outstanding historical collection built up by Jane and Peterson Cobbett. Stitch in Time brings together an extraordinary range of styles, patterns and fabrics as well as revealing stories about the history, makers and owners of the pieces on display.

Wild Worlds
FREE summer exhibition and workshops for families!

The Herbert's famous summer activity programme for families returns with Wild Worlds. Wild Worlds combines a fantastic play installation with imaginative make and take workshops, offering exciting places to explore and then unique items to create.Travel deep under the sea, explore the forest shadows or hide in the craters of a distant planet.

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BBC Walking with Beasts

Since the dinosaurs died out over 65 million years ago, our planet has been dominated by an amazing and diverse range of mammals. In 2001, using technology from…


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