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Museum, £1-£6


The Munnings Collection at Castle House

The Munnings Collection at Castle House


Castle Hill,


Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) was a major figure in the great tradition of English equestrian art, and celebrated for his representations of English rural life in the first half of the 20th century. Immensely successful, yet controversial, he became the scourge of modern art in his position as President of the Royal Academy.

Visitors to the Munnings Art Museum at his former home, Castle House, can explore the life and work of this prolific East Anglian artist in the home he called 'the house of my dreams'.

Hung throughout the elegant rooms of this Tudor and Georgian house is a series of carefully curated displays, selected from a large and significant collection of Munnings' work. Visitors can get a sense of the working artist from his surviving studio in the grounds; and learn more about the man and from original furniture, photographs and personal items, all of which are still in place in Castle House.

Our knowledgeable guides are on hand during public opening hours, while groups can book an exclusive out-of-hours visit with a highlights talk.

A programme of events and workshops takes place throughout the year.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs Suitability for Dogs: Limited access to grounds, on leads.

Opening details

25th March - 30th October 2016, 2pm-5pm (Garden Café from 12pm), Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.


£6 Admission, £1 Children.
Groups in opening hours £5 per person
Private Group visits minimum fee £200 (admits up to 20 people + £8.50 per additional person) includes refreshments and highlight from the art collection

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Plan route to The Munnings Art Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TM 059322  Lat: 51.95015 Long: 0.99477

By Road:
From Colchester follow the A12 towards Ipswich. Dedham is sign posted from the A12.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs Suitability for Dogs: Limited access to grounds, on leads.