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The Higgins Bedford

Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD, England
+44 1234 718618
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Wonderful collection of art and historical exhibits

Excellent collection of art (particularly prints) and artefacts by national and local artists, with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane M
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Lovely museum, great calm visits!

I come in here at least twice a month and I love it! They always have amazing exhibitions on and I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jayden W
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The Higgins Bedford is Bedford's art gallery and museum. It's a place to explore collections of fine & decorative arts, world-class watercolours, local stories and find out about great Bedfordians. Changing exhibitions mean there is always something new to see. There is lots to do for all the family.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (12 reviews)
“art gallery” (8 reviews)
“on display” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD, England
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+44 1234 718618
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent collection of art (particularly prints) and artefacts by national and local artists, with wonderful displays that change regularly. Particularly love the works that the museum has by Edward Bawden.

Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I come in here at least twice a month and I love it! They always have amazing exhibitions on and I really recommend the Break The Stigma campaign and the Women of Bedfordshire exhibition. It’s a lovely museum with lots of history of the town...More

Thank Jayden W
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Very informative and interesting. Free entry. Would recommend. We went too help daughter aged 12 with a school project. She loved it.

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Having tried to do the museum in one go, I resigned myself to the fact that it would take several, shorter visits to do it justice. Which is fine because they also have wonderful exhibitions. I have recently seen the exhibition of Anne Frank and...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Enjoyed this as much the second time. Some wonderful things in the Trees exhibition including a Constable drawing and a few Edward Lear's, as well as the very moving exhibition of photos of Anne Frank growing up.

Thank KAW687
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

There is something for everyone in this excellent museum/art gallery. Everything from mammoth tusks to a stuffed duck-billed platypus. Not to mention the art, the history of Bedfordshire and its inhabitants. Just overwhelming. And not dull: there are plenty of hands-on exhibits for children and...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This beautifully arranged museum is full to bursting with local treasures and information about how Bedford has developed over the years, its fascinating and because it is free you can visit as many times as you like focusing on different aspects each time. A real...More

Thank Janice C
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely free museum which has been recently renovated, family friendly with a range of activities for children to complete along the visit. Suitable for locals or people visiting the town. Just off the high street with a lovely green space and café just next...More

1  Thank food_monster15
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The current exhibition is themed around trees in the landscape. Some lovely pictures by the likes of Cotman, Nash, Freud. Congratulations to whoever wrote the accompanying notes to each piece. These were exceptionally well written. Informative, interesting and creative. Well done.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

In some areas the same information was repeated on the information boards in others I had to kneel on the floor to be able to read the labels. (I wear bifocals) I was told this was wheel chair friendly but I have been involved in...More

Thank Laura S
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