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Fevral: A Folklore
  • Exhibition

Fevral: A Folklore

Within this exciting exhibition artist Stewart Francis Easton... Read more

Play: An Exploration of Toys, Games & Fun
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Play: An Exploration of Toys, Games & Fun

Delve into the world of play in this interactive exhibition for all the... Read more

Rare: From 8-bit to Xbox One
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Rare: From 8-bit to Xbox One

Join us for a celebration of Rare, the award-winning and internationally... Read more

Coming to Coventry: 70th Anniversary of the Empire Windrush
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Coming to Coventry: 70th Anniversary of the Empire Windrush

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of around 492 Caribbean men... Read more

Early Years Exhibition: World of Play
  • Family

Early Years Exhibition: World of Play

During opening hours. The Herbert's famous free Early Years... Read more

Sensory Stories and Rhymes
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  • Family

Sensory Stories and Rhymes

Every Tuesday (Coventry term time only) Two 30 minute... Read more

Plastic Play
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  • Workshop

Plastic Play

For the most part, Toys=plastic=waste. A lot of waste. And we don’t... Read more

Herbert Illuminations: Play! with Dom Breadmore
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  • Talk

Herbert Illuminations: Play! with Dom Breadmore

12.30pm - 1.30pm Join Dom Breadmore, the Creative Director of Ludic... Read more

Thursday Night Live: Callum Pickard & The Third Look
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  • After Hours

Thursday Night Live: Callum Pickard & The Third Look

8.30pm - 11.00pm (Doors open 8.00pm) The Line Of Best Fit (2015)... Read more

Summer Holidays: Play Makers
  • Family

Summer Holidays: Play Makers

10:30am – 3:30pm Every day excluding Sundays. This summer is all... Read more

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be...
  • Family

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be...

This week let your crafting imagination take you on a journey into your... Read more

Treasured Tales: Treating and Cheating!
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  • Talk

Treasured Tales: Treating and Cheating!

1.00pm – 2.00pm  Treating and Cheating: Violence,... Read more

Make Believe
  • Family

Make Believe

Delve into the world of make believe this week. Get crafty making... Read more

Selling Fun
  • Family
  • Workshop

Selling Fun

Come up with a cool name for a new toy, dream up a bright and eye-catching... Read more

Family Day
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  • Family

Family Day

Join us for a family fun day for all things make-believe! There will be... Read more

Chinese Games & Crafts
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  • Family

Chinese Games & Crafts

Join experts from the Confucius Institute at Coventry University to take... Read more

Silversmithing
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  • Workshop

Silversmithing

(16 June OR 11 August) 10.15 am - 3.30pm Led by our informative... Read more

Gaming Week
  • Family

Gaming Week

Are you competitive? Find out this week and get you brains ticking with... Read more

Mess is Magic
  • Family

Mess is Magic

This week is all about getting messy, the magic bit is that we clean up... Read more

Role Play Challenge

What do you wanna be when you grow up? A ballerina, astronaut, train... Read more

Home Made Toys
  • Family

Home Made Toys

Join us for the last week of the summer holidays and go back in time to... Read more

Treasures of the Archive Tours
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Treasures of the Archive Tours

2.00pm – 3.00pm Every last Friday in the month (see dates for... Read more

Treasured Tales: Disappear Here
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  • Talk

Treasured Tales: Disappear Here

1.00pm -2.00pm Disappear Here was a project that aimed to bring... Read more

Mini Makers
  • Family

Mini Makers

Two sessions: 10.30am – 12.00pm & 1.30pm –... Read more

Heritage Open Days - Herbert Store Tours
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Heritage Open Days - Herbert Store Tours

Heritage Open Days - Free Go on a tour of discovery in the... Read more

Heritage Open Days - Herbert Undercroft Tours
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Heritage Open Days - Herbert Undercroft Tours

Heritage Open Days - Free Drop-in to the Hebert to enjoy a short tour... Read more

Heritage Open Days - Coventry Archives
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Heritage Open Days - Coventry Archives

Heritage Open Days - Free|Drop-in To celebrate the relaunch of... Read more

Heritage Open Days - Old Grammar School
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Heritage Open Days - Old Grammar School

Heritage Open Days - Free|Drop-In Visit this beautifully renovated... Read more

Sensory Play Days
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Sensory Play Days

Thursdays & Fridays, 10.30am – 11.30am & 1.00pm –... Read more

Thursday Night Live: SØNNE at the Old Grammar School!
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  • After Hours

Thursday Night Live: SØNNE at the Old Grammar School!

The original scheduled date of 28th June 2018 has been cancelled due to... Read more

Boudica Festival 2018
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  • After Hours

Boudica Festival 2018

Boudica Festival will showcase the best up and coming women in... Read more

Treasured Tales: Womens' Lives in Coventry During the First World War
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  • Talk

Treasured Tales: Womens' Lives in Coventry During the First World War

Cathy Hunt looks at the experiences of women in Coventry between 1914 and... Read more

Cult Classics: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Cult Classics: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Warm up your singing voice, get your corset out and air those... Read more

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