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Cecil Higgins Art Gallery

Castle Lane
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3RP

The Cecil Higgins Art Gallery is closed for redevelopment. You can find out more about our plans on our website. The Gallery is due to re-open in 2012/13. General enquires and collection enquires will be taken on 01234 211222 weekdays 9.00am - 5.00pm

  • The Cecil Higgins Art Gallery is situated in an attractive setting beside Castle Gardens and the River Ouse.
  • The Victorian Mansion is a recreation of an 1880s home including the world-famous Gothic room containing works by William Burges
  • There are changing exhibitions of watercolours, prints, drawings from the Gallery's collection which includes artists such as Gainsborough, Cotman, Constable, Turner, Burne-Jones, Sutherland, Freud, Durer, Rembrandt, Picasso and Warhol. (Visitors wishing to see particular works are advised to telephone the Gallery beforehand)
  • The re-displayed Decorative Art Gallery features ceramics, glass, silver & textiles from the 17th to mid 20th centuries including William Burges, Whitefriars Glass, Arts & Crafts, Tiffany and Edward Bawden.
  • The history of lace-making can be seen through a comprehensive survey of East Midlands and international lace industries. The Gallery also houses the world famous Thomas Lester Collection of Bedfordshire Maltese Lace.
  • Access - ramp to building, flat access on ground floor, lift to first floor, disabled toilet and wheelchair available on request.
  • Self-service coffee lounge and Gallery shop

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    Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Postcode for SatNav: MK40 3RP

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    +44 (0)1234 211 222
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    +44 (0)1234 327 149
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