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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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The perfect place to delve into Coventry’s history and engage with art and culture.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum | Museums in Coventry

  • Opening Times: Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm / Sunday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, CV1 5QP
  • Price: Admission is FREE! 
  • Booking: You don't have to book to visit The Herbert, but you can book certain exhibitions, events and activities here.

The permanent galleries range from the Visual Arts to Social and Industrial History, Archaeology and Natural History – there is something for every visitor.

What to expect:

  • World-class exhibitions
  • Extraordinary events for all ages
  • Ever-changing displays
  • Unique experiences

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.

As well as the art gallery’s ever-changing displays which are often created in partnership with national museums, the Herbert offers a wide range of detailed talks, fantastic events and inventive workshops for adults and families. The Herbert Art Gallery encourages creativity, exploration and fun.

The Herbert is also home to Coventry Archives, the city’s destination for historical documents, photographs, maps and archival materials.


Dippy the Dinosaur

Meet Dippy the world-famous dino-star in Coventry as it takes up residence at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. Dippy the dinosaur is a life-size replica of a Diplodocus carnegii skeleton – a 26 metre-long dinosaur that lived 155-145 million years ago. For over 100 years, Dippy has been delighting visitors of all ages at the Natural History Museum in London, and now Coventry families have the chance to discover the Jurassic giant on their doorstep.

Dippy in Coventry: The Nation’s Favourite Dinosaur is free to visit! Book now for a roar-some day out!


Facilities at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum:

Alfred's Café

The in-house Café is the perfect place to recharge, and treat yourself and the family to an array of delicious food and beverages. The Cafe venue opening times are:

  • Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm (last orders 3:30pm)
  • Sunday 12pm - 4pm (last orders 3:30pm)

The Café bar is open from 8am on weekdays for takeaway coffee.

Gallery Shop

The shop is a great place to browse and collect souvenir trinkets and gifts. The stock changes alongside the temporary exhibitions, so make sure you pay a visit with each new exhibition.

Toilets and Baby Change

There are accessible toilets on both ground and first floors. Baby change facilities are available on both floors. The Herbert is proud to be breastfeeding friendly.

Parking at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

There is Pay & Display parking available within walking distance. For directions use the postcode CV1 5QP. More info.


Opening Hours

Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00

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