Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Award-winning fully-accessible volunteer-run Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, in Rudolph Road, Bushey, WD23 3HW features local history and art. Bushey's art heritage covers over 200 years and continues today. Two permanent art galleries are devoted to Hubert von Herkomer and Lucy Kemp-Welch. Three galleries show changing displays, currently Recent Arrivals: Additions to Bushey Museum's Collection; The Young Generation – Art by and about children; Before the Railway Came to Bushey: interesting buildings built before 1840. Local History Galleries feature aspects of life in Bushey from Stone Age to local hospitals, police, schools and businesses, to the life of the community during and after the World War. Bushey is 20 mins by rail from Euston; underground to Stanmore, 5 mins from bus routes, car park to rear. Free entry, open Thurs - Sun, 11am-4pm, children welcome!
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leilei00009
Greece429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
As a local museum, you learn a lot about the history of this area and also the wider community. There is history and pop culture. Some Wham! memorabilia and many other surprises. Delightful staff who are welcoming, friendly and able to talk about the different objects on display and their significance.
Written 23 January 2023
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mrsmon2016
Leeds, UK332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Bushey has a delightful museum and art gallery. We were pleasantly surprised when we visited that such a small place exhibits so well. The ground floor has exhibits about local places in the earlier part of the 20th century which is really interesting
Upstairs is the art gallery with its permanent and temporary exhibitions. There are some beautiful paintings . It is well worth a visit. Then have lunch on Bushey High Street. There is plenty of choice.
Written 18 October 2019
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jroylance
Jakarta, Indonesia7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Thoroughly recommend a couple of hours at this museum in an influential suburban town of NW London - free entrance, donations welcomed. The local history downstairs is interesting in and of itself, but what marks this museum out is its significant gallery of paintings derived from the Herkomer school which was prominent for a few decades around the the turn of the last century. There are some very impactful oils. And for anyone with a love of horses and the book Black Beauty (Anna Sewell), then the gallery is a must-see visit because of the truly spectacular and emotional canvases of horses by Lucy Kemp-Welch.
Written 27 April 2019
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Palacefan44
Beauchamp11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
One of the friendliest museum I have visited, run by a very enthusiastic group of volunteers.
Bushey's history is so well displayed, from the earliest of times with displays of archaeology, artefacts, documents and historical maps,
right up to the present day.
Don't miss the Herkomer and wonderful Lucy Kemp-Welch horse paintings in their impressive galleries.
This museum deserves the support of not only local people but anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of lost times.
Only open from Thursday - Sunday but with free admission, it should be on everyone's 'must do' list.
Written 24 March 2019
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Linda Paterson
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Although this museum is very small, that is the charm of the place, Very interesting photographs of past Bushey and lovely paintings. There is also a nice little gift shop. They have regular art exhibitions.
Written 4 March 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,431 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
This building has quite a lot of space by comparison with most local museums. The displays are interesting up to a point, but the displays are very old-fashioned. More modern techniques would really bring the material to life. Admission is free and there’s free off street parking nearby.
Written 20 November 2018
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Thank you for your review, albeit less positive than we would have liked! We take your point about some of our displays, we are a (very) local museum, with displays of local interest, so perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea. We hope you spent some time in the upstairs art galleries, where we have a wide range of displays, including the wonderful paintings of Lucy Kemp-Welch, horse painter par excellence. If you are reading this review, please come, and judge for yourself!
Written 31 December 2018
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harryssutton
Barton-le-Clay, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Wonderful local exhibits and displays on two floors. It was lovely to be greeted and left alone to explore.
Written 10 September 2018
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Jukes B
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
we had visited to see a temporary embroidery exhibition but also found the other parts of the museum interesting. There are pictures by a local female artist Kemp-Welch ; the house where she lived is on the main street and has a blue plaque. The painting are large and of horses; they are really good. She also did posters, one encouraging enlisting in the first world war - this is in the war exhibit. I found the museum very "personal" with small objects from every day life as well as a number of works of art. The gold cabinet is fun - -open it and look. to sum up: small but interesting for local history.
Written 1 September 2018
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brenda s
Harrow, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
A lovely little museum showing local history, There was also an art gallery upstairs and a little gift shop, reasonably priced. Was nice to spend an hour wandering around.
Written 25 June 2018
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simon f
Watford, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
A superb local museum with a variety of interesting exhibitions. Currently featuring Masterworks by Emigré Artists from the Ben Uri Collection, which is fabulous. The museum has a lovely, small shop and the volunteer stewards are delightful and friendly.
Written 11 March 2018
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