Cecil Higgins Art Gallery




The Cecil Higgins Art Gallery is beside the Castle Gardens and the River Ouse. This Victorian Mansion is a recreation of an 1880s home, including the world-famous Gothic room containing works by William Burges.

There are changing exhibitions of watercolours, prints, drawings from the Gallery's collection which includes artists such as Gainsborough, Cotman, Constable, Turner, Burne-Jones, Sutherland, Freud, Durer, Rembrandt, Picasso and Warhol.

The re-displayed Decorative Art Gallery features ceramics, glass, silver & textiles from the 17th to mid 20th centuries including William Burges, Whitefriars Glass, Arts & Crafts, Tiffany and Edward Bawden.

The history of lace-making can be seen through a comprehensive survey of East Midlands and international lace industries. The Gallery also houses the world famous Thomas Lester Collection of Bedfordshire Maltese Lace.

Self-service coffee lounge and Gallery shop





Address and contact details:

Cecil Higgins Art Gallery,
Castle Lane,
MK40 3RP

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01234 211222


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