The Munnings Art Museum

Castle Hill, Dedham, COLCHESTER, Essex, CO7 6AZ

The Munnings Art Museum, in the former home and studio of Sir Alfred Munnings (PPRA, 1878-1959), displays a comprehensive collection of his work. Widely known for paintings of horses and of horse-racing, Munnings also produced idyllic rural scenes where people worked the land.

Poetic Pictures - Writing Workshop: September

  • Saturday, 16 September 2017

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Poetic Pictures
  • 16 September 2017 | 10:00 am

Additional Information

The Munnings Art Museum presents chronological displays which chart the career of Sir Alfred Munnings: from his childhood at Mendham Mill in Suffolk, through his training at Norwich School of Art and as a commercial illustrator’s apprentice, to the equestrian painting for which he is best known.

Two further galleries are used to host special exhibitions which examine, in depth, aspects of his work.

The museum (Castle House) retains the original furniture and personal items belonging to Munnings and his wife Violet.

1 April - 29 October 2017

Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays

2pm to 5pm

Garden Cafe from 10am

The museum has its own car park, there is plenty of space and no charge. Disabled parking spaces are available at the front of the museum and can be accessed through the white gateway on the corner of East Lane and Castle Hill.

The Museum and Studio can be entered at ground level and there are no steps. All ground floor rooms are accessible. There is a step up into the Courtyard gallery and a ramp is be provided. Both first floor rooms are only accessible via the main staircase. There is an accessible toilet to the rear of the house, which is also directly accessible from the grounds and car park. A light weight wheel chair is available upon prior request. A hearing loop is installed in the Reception Area. The grounds and Garden Café are accessible directly from the car park at ground level though there are some slightly uneven paths.

Please do not hesitate to call us on 01206 322127 if you have any further questions.

Thank you

The workshop begins promptly at 10am and will finish at 2pm. On arrival, please come to the front door of the museum and ring the bell if necessary. Tea and coffee will be available.

We would be delighted if you would share your work from the workshop, with museum visitors, by allowing us to include them in the exhibition and online. We will discuss this with you on the day.

Pencils and paper can be provided for you, but you may prefer to bring your own notebook. Please bring only pencils to use in the museum galleries.

In the event that you need to cancel your place on the workshop we will refund 50% of the fee if we are able to refill the place. If you are unable to attend at the last minute, please try and let us know by calling 01206 322127 or emailing

Should we need to cancel the workshop a full refund will be issued.

You may like to book lunch after the workshop in the Garden Café. Please call Mr Hilary Persent on 01206 322127 (option 5), 07900 683 093 or email: for further details.

If you would like to re-enter the museum after 2pm, when it opens to the public, please ask for a re-admission sticker during the morning.