Monday, December 20, 2010

Out and About

Since the museum closed for redevelopment in October 2010, our education team haven’t been able to have schools come and spend the day at the museum. However, this hasn’t stopped them keeping busy. They have taken their programme on the road, visiting schools within a 1 hour radius, bringing artefacts, costume and lots of fun along with them. Here is some of the feedback we’ve received from children and teachers.

You can find out more about our education team, and the services they offer at

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What's On - new leaflet out soon.

With less then 2 weeks left of our popular R100 & R101: Airships at Cardington Exhibition, it's high time we let you know what's coming up in the new year. Here is a preview of our new leaflet, which will be out soon.

High Kicks & Low Life: Toulouse-Lautrec prints - A British Museum Tour is our final exhibition before the gallery closes for a major redvelopment project. Read more about the redevelopment here. The exhibition runs from 15th January - 10th April 2011.

Bedford Gallery will be closed from 19th December - 15th January whilst we changeover the exhibition. The curatorial staff will all be working hard over the Christmas holidays installing the works from the British Museum alongside some pieces from the Cecil Higgins Collection by contemporaries of Toulouse-Lautrec. We'll be sure to keep you updated with our progress and we hope that you're as excited as we are about the imminent arrival of so many Toulouse-Lautrec prints here in Bedford.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Update: We need your help to save the Burges Settle for the Nation

We need your help to save the Burges Settle for the Nation!

We have secured £400,000 from the NHMF, £150,000 from the Art Fund and £100,000 from The Trustees of the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery. We are nearly there but we still need to raise £100,000 from other sources.

Every penny counts!

If you would like to donate to the Burges Settle Campaign, please make cheques payable to The Trustees of the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery and send them to
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery & Bedford Museum, Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3XD

You can Gift Aid your donation. Simply email to request a Gift Aid form.
The export bar on the settle only lasts until 20th December. Please do help us to acquire this wonderful, unique artwork for Bedford.