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The Higgins Bedford

Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD, England
+44 1234 718618
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A little gem on the history of Bedford

A lovely free museum which has been recently renovated, family friendly with a range of activities... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
food_monster15
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Excellent Trees exhibition

The current exhibition is themed around trees in the landscape. Some lovely pictures by the likes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PerTheCat
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (12 reviews)
“art gallery” (7 reviews)
“on display” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank food_monster15
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank PerTheCat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the Trees exhibition and pleasantly surprised by the place. A constable, two Sutherlands, De Witt, Nash and many more. A wonderful suprise was the work of William Burges from Cardiff & Castle Coch

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I have not been to the museum for about 20 years and I thought it would be god to go back. What a transformation. My husband and spent nearly an hour and a half in the museum and it was very interesting to see how...More

Thank Emma C
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Visited mainly to see the ‘tree’ exhibition and for a free to enter museum the offering is interesting and well curated. By virtue of the fact that’s it’s an old building the layout can seem a bit confusing but signage was all ok and they...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Visited to see the art exhibition on trees as mentioned in a couple of the national newspapers. The museum has blue badge parking available however you may need to ask a member of staff to unlock the gate, the museum is wheelchair friendly. Enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

First rate art gallery which always has something interesting on. Saw a very interesting exhibition on trees.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We spent two very informative hours visiting this museum which doesn't open until 11am which was a minor inconvenience to us on a cold morning! Though the building is old, the interiors are modern, well designed and organised. The temporary exhibitions were interesting though we...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

At a time when so many local museums are struggling for funds or even closing, it is pleasing to see such a thriving and varied museum in Bedford. They are trying to do rather a lot with so many aspects to the museum but it...More

Thank Owenian
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