Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry: Hours, Address, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Investigate the natural world, modern art, and the Old Masters. Wander through dazzling interactive displays, and enjoy the latest exhibitions while admiring the building’s unique architecture. As well as the art gallery’s ever-changing displays which are often created in partnership with national museums, the Herbert offers a wide range of detailed talks, fantastic events and inventive workshops for adults and families. The Herbert Art Gallery encourages creativity, exploration and fun. Gain a fresh perspective on the legend of Lady Godiva, discover your ancestors’ history in the Coventry Archives, and explore British & European paintings from the 1500s onwards. All of this is just a stone’s throw away from Coventry Cathedral.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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jamieba32
London, UK282 contributions
Worth a visit.
Oct 2021 • Friends
After visiting the amazing Transport museum and Cathedral we thought we would come here. More of a museum on Coventry than an art gallery. There are a few galleries upstairs. Was good though and worth a visit. Especially as it’s free
Written 9 October 2021
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Pauline
United Kingdom6 contributions
Interesting.
Oct 2021
Lady Godiva Exhibition & Archives were very interesting.
A modern museum, clean , well laid out with friendly staff. A good experience for our friends and myself.
Well worth a visit if in Coventry.
Written 5 October 2021
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Dick G
United Kingdom214 contributions
Limited appeal, more for the historian and connoisseur.
Sep 2021
Easy route to follow with much clear and concise information about each exhibit. Very helpful staff.
Written 9 September 2021
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Joe C
10 contributions
Amazing Experience
Aug 2021 • Friends
Great Museum - Have been multiple times most recently for the wonderful Two Tone Exhibition which is a must see for fans of music, history and culture. Really well laid out. It doesn't take long to wonder round but for free you can't really complain.

The exhibition downstairs on the history of Coventry was great too.

If you want something free to do in Coventry City center this is the place to go
Written 29 August 2021
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Murphy M
Nuneaton, UK107 contributions
2 Tone Exhibition
Aug 2021 • Couples
After spending a lovely hour at the Coventry Music museum we decided to go to the Herbert art gallery exhibition. The lady on the desk said that we needed to book a slot but would try to fit us in at 3.30pm. she was very friendly and accommodating. We went around the exhibition which I have to say was not as good as the the music museum. However, at 3.55pm within prior warning a very rude assistant came in and started shouting "everybody out, we're closed, everybody out" A customer told her that she was very rude and she replied " I'm not rude at all! It's closing time you need to get out" I then told her again that she was extremely rude and she said " thankyou" and walked off. On the way out, I thanked the friendly lady who let us into the exhibition and told her that the person upstairs was pulling the reputation of the museum down. Hence my rating.
Written 29 August 2021
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eightiesfun
London, UK65 contributions
Great gallery.
Aug 2021
The history of Coventry was very good. Also enjoyed the Two tone exhibition which is currently on until mid September.
Written 26 August 2021
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KITTEN86
UK245 contributions
A really good place to visit
Aug 2021
This visit is free, and there are exhibitions on, which will interest all. Worth a visit, just be aware of its closing time.
Written 18 August 2021
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Samina G
Birmingham, UK3 contributions
Dont go if you have kids. Staff wont welcome you
Aug 2021 • Business
Went today with a group of 10 children and had an awful experience because the staff were extremely unfriendly. My griup of children were impeccable behaved explained museum etiquette and if a sign said dont touch you disnt touch. On the 1st floor there were road kill animal on the floor and no signs to say dont touch and one of the 7 years went over to see if it was alive why would you have an animal in the corner. A staff memeber shouted accross the hall twice dont touch dont touch. It was really embarrassing and she stood so sternly at my children. Wher3 ever we went we were made to feel uncomfortable by unsmiling staff.a staff memeber called Mia xame over to us and spoke to the children and they were enthralled by her info. She explained things to them the lava rock for example. Thisbis how staff should be friendly and welcoming. Will never come here again.
Well done to Mia...bless you honey. You saved the day.
We went accross to the cathedral where the staff were absolutely amazing. The staff at the museum need training from the cathedral members..x
Written 5 August 2021
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Eddy R
Henfield, UK9 contributions
Friendly, welcoming and varied exhibits.
Jul 2021
Really good museum, variety of exhibitions, obviously the Two Tone exhibition is the highlight. The history of Coventry gallery is also really fascinating and informative.
Written 18 July 2021
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RachelB71
Brighton, UK51 contributions
Unmissable and free entry
May 2021 • Family
This is such a wonderful gallery and museum - so many fascinating exhibits. We loved the 2Tone exhibition and couldn’t believe it was free entry. The modern art and installations are varied and there are no boring dusty old displays. Many of the displays are interactive. Our absolute favourite was the box you stood under to inhale the gorgeous scent of a now extinct flower.
Written 30 June 2021
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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00