Learn more about the Galleries at the Herbert Museum
The Museum of Youth Culture combine their photographic collections with public submissions to celebrate experiences of being young across the UK, from the 1920s to the youth of today.
Geth Shooter / Museum of Youth Culture
Explore highlights from the Herbert’s collection through paintings, drawings and sculptures which have been collected over the past 65 years.
'Giant Head of Gbenga' by Nahem Shoa
Ali Cherri presents a series of mixed media, sculptural installations which consider how histories of trauma can be explored through a response to museum and gallery collections, inspired by the stories of five artworks that were vandalised while on display.
The Toilet of Venus, after Velázquez (2022) by Ali Cherri | Image: Garry Jones
Discover the local stories that inspired George Eliot's masterpiece in an online exhibition, presented in partnership with Nuneaton Library and Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery.
Discover highlights from past exhibitions, unique glimpses of our permanent collection, one-of-a-kind digital events, 3D scans, video and more!
Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken
The Turner Prize 2021
2 Tone: Lives & Legacies
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12 November 10.00am – 15 December 4.00pm 2022
Join artist-in-residence Alex Billingham to explore the Herbert’s collections, armed only with a tin of Alphabetti Spaghetti and a neurodivergent brain.
17 December 202210.20am – 3.30pm
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From contemporary art exhibitions to social history talks. There's so much for adults, families, and children of all ages to explore.
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Gain a fresh perspective on the legend of Lady Godiva, discover your ancestors’ history in the Coventry Archives, and explore Coventry's history from the 1500s onwards. All of this is just a stone’s throw away from Coventry Cathedral.
Our permanent galleries showcase the museum's collections, from fine paintings to historical and archaeological artefacts and natural history specimens.
The Herbert has extensive and wide ranging collections which are grouped under four broad headings:
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