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“Nice place, great value and family friendly.”

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Ranked #8 of 64 things to do in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Bolted this on to a visit to the cathedral as next door. Very nice worth a quick look.

Go to Cathedral spend an hour here then grab a coffee at it. Could do a lot worse on a quiet afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Ryana043
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"well worth a visit"
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"all ages"
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"school holidays"
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"quick visit"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"gift shop"
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"coventry university"
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

I only had time to go to the historical section of the museum and would highly recommend it. This section shows the life of everyday people in Coventry from the Bronze Age to now. Having just come from Coventry Cathedral, the section of the museum dedicated to World War II was especially moving but there are excellent sections on several periods with clothing, furniture and technology.

Date of experience: June 2013
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I lived in London for a year or so and visited shortly after I moved back here. It isn't grand; it isn't impressive but it has a very friendly, open atmosphere. It's okay to browse, some of the touring exhibitions are well worth a trip and the area outside by the cathedral is one of the nicest in Coventry. The food is fresh and a good value. I happily go every few months and see what's on. Great for adults and families alike. Well done the Herbert.

Date of experience: May 2013
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

I visit the Herbert quite a lot, usually on a Sunday with my daughter. There is always so much to see and do and when you are a bit weary from walking round it has a great coffee shop too.

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Adapted for wheelchair users, café and guided tours available. Interesting gift shop and special exhibitions throughout the year. Art groups throughout the year for children and young people. Walking distance to Coventry Uni and central within city centre and historic Coventry Cathedral.

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank MinnieIslamabad
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