The Munnings Art Museum

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The Munnings Art Museum
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Art Galleries • Art Museums
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
About
Each year a changing selection of 150 paintings and drawings from the museum’s significant collection of works by Sir Alfred Munnings is hung chronologically throughout eight rooms. From less familiar early apprentice poster designs to the explosive horseracing scenes for which Munnings is most well-known, the displays chart the artist’s life and six-decade career. Cafe, shop, plenty of free parking.
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1-2 hours
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Baldrickkk
Norwich, UK20 contributions
A must for fans of Munnings paintings
Nov 2021
My wife being a fan of Munnings work has always wanted to visit. We very much enjoyed our time here and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. His pictures spanned his whole life and we specially like his paintings based on gypsies .
Written 5 November 2021
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Pat W
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What an enjoyable morning!
Sep 2021
We very much enjoyed our visit to the Munnings Art Museum. We visited on a day when entrance was by tour only. There were only 6 in our group so we could really enjoy the museum in peace.

I cannot praise our guide, Dr. Bill Teatheredge, highly enough. Although we knew a little about the life and work of Alfred Munnings, Bill brought it all together in his chronological tour of Munnings' career. Focusing on certain paintings he not only told us about the stories behind them but also showed us how to get the most from them by viewing from different distances. The tour was not only informative but was easy to follow interspersed with plenty of light-hearted anecdotes. Bill said that he could not talk about all the paintings because we would be there all day - personally I would have been very happy to have stayed that long!
Written 20 September 2021
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Grania H
Norfolk, UK60 contributions
A Mecca for lovers of Sporting Art.
Jul 2021
As an utter super fan of Munnings' work, I have wanted to come here for many years. I was not disappointed. Straight into the hall and there is Taggs Island in all its beauty - I was actually quite emotional entering this house, so full of not only the art of Sir Alfred Munnings, but the house is maintained just as it was when he lived there - one feels that he or his wife might walk in at any moment. So many very beautiful paintings, drawings and sculptures.

I have been to many Munnings exhibitions - but nothing can touch the experience of this museum. I am so grateful to Sir Alfred and Lady Munnings for leaving all this beauty for us to see, and to the staff who are clearly the perfect people to care for this special house and collection - they are all so very well suited to the job.
Written 22 July 2021
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Maria
Bournemouth, UK17 contributions
Fabulous paintings
Jul 2021
An extremely interesting visit to see such a large collection of paintings in Munnings home. His study of horses is wonderful.
Written 20 July 2021
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Anthony S
Portsmouth, UK44 contributions
In the Presence of a Master
Sep 2020
What a privilege to be immersed for an hour or so in the palpable presence of a master. Sir Alfred had a full and fascinating life of tragedy and triumph - a truly great man.
Written 6 October 2020
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D W
Edinburgh4 contributions
Superb musuem
Sep 2020
A fascinating museum in a beautiful setting. This was the home of Alfred Munnings for many years and now contains a selection of his finest paintings. As an artist I found it most inspiring to learn more about his life and ideas about his art.
Written 28 September 2020
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Jan
5 contributions
Stunning collection of his paintings in his own home
Sep 2019
Just outside of Dedham in a lovely house that Munnings actually lived in. Large & stunning collection of his paintings with special exhibitions every now & then. Famous for his horse paintings but, actually, I was very impressed with some of his non-horse ones as well.
Written 14 July 2020
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karenthompstoneperry
Colchester, UK5 contributions
Last Day of the Season
Sep 2019 • Couples
We only live 30 minutes away but yet had never been to this gem of a gallery. We went to see a specific exhibition on its closing day, but actually were blown away by the quality of the permanent exhibition and the beautiful of the house. The tea room was splendid too!
Written 6 March 2020
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Pam hoh
Colchester, UK24 contributions
Special exhibition explained by art historian
May 2019
We went on an organised trip from our local art society to view the Munning's collection. The specialist who showed us round was very informative and told us a lot about the artist and his house. We then enjoyed a very nice lunch in the tented tea room in the beautiful gardens, definitely a trip in the summer would not have been so pleasant in the pouring rain.
Written 12 February 2020
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pennyk299
Colchester, UK147 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2019
Took friends in the summer, the first time I have been there, it won’t be the last. Lovely house and interesting contents.
Written 7 January 2020
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