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Awaken the Arts
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Awaken the Arts

Join us for an informal exploration of our visual arts collection, designed for those in need of additional support due to health, memory or concentration loss. Read more

Grown Up in Britain - 100 Years of Teenage Kicks
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Grown Up in Britain - 100 Years of Teenage Kicks

Grown Up in Britain celebrates a century of teenage life from the roaring... Read more

Mini Makers: Messy Play
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Mini Makers: Messy Play

Get messy in our informal art sessions, introducing little ones to early mark-making with sensory materials, including paint, glitter, clay, spaghetti, chalk and more. Read more

Back in Time: Reminiscence Memory Box Sessions
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Back in Time: Reminiscence Memory Box Sessions

Take a trip down memory lane prompted by photos and objects from the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum collection. Sessions delivered in group homes and community settings. Read more

Create and Craft Café
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Create and Craft Café

Learn new skills, try out different materials or work on your own craft projects in our monthly Create and Craft café, a great way to meet like-minded people. Read more

Sensory Play Days
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Sensory Play Days

Play creatively in our hands-on, interactive space and explore using... Read more

Family-friendly Art Talks
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Family-friendly Art Talks

Explore the artworks on display in our galleries through our series of animated monthly talks, using child-friendly language to help younger visitors engage with art. Read more

Saturday Storytelling
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Saturday Storytelling

Join us in our galleries to learn about a different global artist each month with a 15-minute story and a chance to try creating your own work in their style. Read more

Silversmithing Workshop
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Silversmithing Workshop

Learn the basics of silversmithing and make an item of your choice in this course for beginners and experienced makers alike. Read more

Sensory Stories and Rhymes
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Sensory Stories and Rhymes

Explore our collections through songs, stories, movement and sensory play with hands-on resources. Read more

Montgomery Bonbon: Museum Mystery Trail
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Montgomery Bonbon: Museum Mystery Trail

Celebrate the release of Montgomery Bonbon: Murder at the Museum with a free detective trail for families, created by Kids in Museums and Walker Books. Read more

Divided Selves: Legacies, Memories, Belonging
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Divided Selves: Legacies, Memories, Belonging

A free exhibition exploring notions of belonging at a time when the idea of nation is threatened by challenges ranging from populism to armed conflict. Read more

Dippy in Coventry: The Nation's Favourite Dinosaur
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Dippy in Coventry: The Nation's Favourite Dinosaur

Fresh from the Natural History Museum, Dippy the Diplodocus stomps into the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum from February 2023, becoming dino-in-residence for 3 years. Read more

Half-term Crafts: Dippy the Dinosaur
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Half-term Crafts: Dippy the Dinosaur

Celebrate the arrival of Dippy the Diplodocus in Coventry this February half-term with our roar-some dinosaur-inspired family craft activities. Read more

Warwickshire's Jurassic Sea

Discover the amazing creatures that lived in Coventry and Warwickshire... Read more

Fossils and Folklore trail

Look out for fossils from our collection as you journey around the... Read more

SOLD OUT - Art Masterclass: Stop-motion Animation
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SOLD OUT - Art Masterclass: Stop-motion Animation

Bring your own mini dino-stars to life with stop-motion animation in our Dippy the dinosaur-inspired Art Masterclass. Read more

Discovering Fossils: A close encounter with the collection
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Discovering Fossils: A close encounter with the collection

Join curator Ali Wells for a free, interactive talk about the fossils in our permanent collection, including our star ichthyosaur skull. Read more

Twin Cities: Celebrating Mihailovic's Centenary
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Twin Cities: Celebrating Mihailovic's Centenary

Join us to celebrate the 100th birthday of Serbian artist Milorad-Bata Mihailovic (1923-2011) with a special anniversary talk and viewing of his "Belgrade" painting. Read more

The City is Full of Noises
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The City is Full of Noises

Our month-long electronic music festival celebrates Delia Derbyshire's legacy, culminating in a weekend of workshops, performances, markets and more. Read more

World Book Day: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
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World Book Day: We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Celebrate World Book Day with a sensory retelling of Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt, aimed at little ones aged 0-4. Read more

Coventry Open 2023
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Coventry Open 2023

Coventry Open returns for 2023, showcasing work by West Midlands artists working in any visual art medium. This year’s exhibition includes a young people’s showcase. Read more

Crafting Identities: Set Yourself Free
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Crafting Identities: Set Yourself Free

Join us for family-friendly Easter arts and crafts inspired by our Divided Selves exhibition, including memory homes, samosa packet prints and newsprint portraits. Read more

Art Masterclass: Samosa-making
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Art Masterclass: Samosa-making

Spice up your Easter holiday with our Samosa-making art masterclass, learning ancient Punjabi techniques to prepare this favourite Indian snack. Read more

Art Masterclass: Screen-printing
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Art Masterclass: Screen-printing

Learn screen-printing techniques and design your own canvas bag to take home in this Easter holiday art masterclass, inspired by our Divided Selves exhibition. Read more

May Half-term Crafts: Scenic Seascapes
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May Half-term Crafts: Scenic Seascapes

Explore watercolours, collaging and junk modelling in our ocean-themed half-term craft activities, inspired by seascapes from our permanent art collection. Read more

Art Masterclass: Acrylic and Oil Paint Making
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Art Masterclass: Acrylic and Oil Paint Making

Make and use your own acrylic and oil paint with dry soil and learn techniques for applying it to canvas in our half-term art masterclass. Read more

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