The Munnings Art Museum

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The Munnings Art Museum
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1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Each year a changing selection of 150 paintings and drawings from the museum’s significant collection of works by Sir Alfred Munnings is hung chronologically throughout eight rooms. From less familiar early apprentice poster designs to the explosive horseracing scenes for which Munnings is most well-known, the displays chart the artist’s life and six-decade career. Cafe, shop, plenty of free parking.
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Pat W
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Sep 2021
We very much enjoyed our visit to the Munnings Art Museum. We visited on a day when entrance was by tour only. There were only 6 in our group so we could really enjoy the museum in peace.

I cannot praise our guide, Dr. Bill Teatheredge, highly enough. Although we knew a little about the life and work of Alfred Munnings, Bill brought it all together in his chronological tour of Munnings' career. Focusing on certain paintings he not only told us about the stories behind them but also showed us how to get the most from them by viewing from different distances. The tour was not only informative but was easy to follow interspersed with plenty of light-hearted anecdotes. Bill said that he could not talk about all the paintings because we would be there all day - personally I would have been very happy to have stayed that long!
Written September 20, 2021
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Baldrickkk
Norwich, UK20 contributions
Nov 2021
My wife being a fan of Munnings work has always wanted to visit. We very much enjoyed our time here and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. His pictures spanned his whole life and we specially like his paintings based on gypsies .
Written November 5, 2021
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D W
Edinburgh4 contributions
Sep 2020
A fascinating museum in a beautiful setting. This was the home of Alfred Munnings for many years and now contains a selection of his finest paintings. As an artist I found it most inspiring to learn more about his life and ideas about his art.
Written September 28, 2020
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karenthompstoneperry
Colchester, UK5 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We only live 30 minutes away but yet had never been to this gem of a gallery. We went to see a specific exhibition on its closing day, but actually were blown away by the quality of the permanent exhibition and the beautiful of the house. The tea room was splendid too!
Written March 6, 2020
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Jan
5 contributions
Sep 2019
Just outside of Dedham in a lovely house that Munnings actually lived in. Large & stunning collection of his paintings with special exhibitions every now & then. Famous for his horse paintings but, actually, I was very impressed with some of his non-horse ones as well.
Written July 14, 2020
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virginiacurry
Dallas, TX24 contributions
Apr 2018
Used my I COM membership card to visit Munnings' home and studio. It is an elegant home displaying his art. But the ART!!!! Phenomenal plein aire paintings, people, places, things...and yes horses, too! It is one place that feels like the home of an artist and I was just gobsmacked by the art. There are knowledgeable and approachable "stewards" (docents) throughout and they are very proud of their museum. I would go again. I also recommend the tea shop that's next to Munnings's barn/studio.
Written April 15, 2018
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GillyAltea
London, UK83 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
The Munnings House is a beautiful house and garden in Dedham, a village better known for John Constable than Alfred Munnings. However the house is well worth a visit, it isn't large and the entrance fee is very modest. The cafe in the grounds is a delight, try to visit on a sunny day and enjoy your lunch or tea outside.
Written June 1, 2015
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Robert & Elizabeth P
Seaton, UK119 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
Castle House, where Munnings lived for many years, is the delightful backdrop for his paintings, many of horses in different shapes and sizes but there is much else as well, and it makes for a huge and varied exhibition, well worth visiting. The gardens are also delightful and a cream tea in the cafe a must! Masses to take in and enjoy, both downstairs and upstairs, and some lovely reminders to purchase in the giftshop. Huge free carpark next to the house and pretty Dedham itself is worth a visit.
Written April 25, 2015
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Pam hoh
Colchester, UK25 contributions
May 2019
We went on an organised trip from our local art society to view the Munning's collection. The specialist who showed us round was very informative and told us a lot about the artist and his house. We then enjoyed a very nice lunch in the tented tea room in the beautiful gardens, definitely a trip in the summer would not have been so pleasant in the pouring rain.
Written February 12, 2020
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pam19021947
Frinton-On-Sea, UK38 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited Munnings for the second time: last time 2 years ago.
Felt the exhibition was much more interesting than previously but the lighting on some of the paintings created glare.
Enjoyable trip but somewhat pricey.
Nice cafe in the gardens.
Written July 2, 2019
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