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The museum is now closed for the winter and will re-open in the spring as Government restrictions allow.

  • We have extended our current special exhibition and displays into 2021.

  • If you have a Museum Year Pass bought in 2019 or 2020 please hold onto it as we will announce some extended benefits into 2021. 

Extended into 2021

When Alfred Munnings married his second wife Violet in April 1920 his reputation as a notable equestrian portraitist was flourishing. As a result of this he was frequently away from home for extended periods and he wrote home to his new wife of these experiences. In 2020 the museum’s displays will be interwoven with original correspondence, preparatory sketches and finished works that relate to this time.

Extended into 2021

The museum offers changing displays from its large and significant collection of life’s works by Sir Alfred Munnings (P.P.R.A.).

Over 200 paintings, drawings and sculpture are displayed each year throughout eight rooms of the artist’s former home and working studio offering a complete survey of his artistic development.

Furniture, personal items and other ephemera remain in situ much as if Sir Alfred and his wife were still in residence.


with a Foreword by His Grace, the Duke of Rutland.

This beautiful publication reveals never-before-seen correspondence from Sir Alfred Munnings to his wife Violet. Seemingly dashed-off in quieter moments these affectionate and conversational missives, with little regard for grammar and punctuation, charge from subject to subject. They also reveal the abiding love that Munnings had for Violet and are often signed off Yours with love AJ and a large X.

The museum is delighted to present this book of creative written responses to the paintings of Sir Alfred Munnings.



Opening spring 2021


Adult (inc seniors) £12 / Tour £17

Family: 1 Adult £16 / 2 Adults £26
(children age 5-16)

Year Pass £20 (includes General Admission and Tours)

Essential companions, blind visitors and children under 5 FREE


We will try our best to re-instate group visits in 2021 as the Government allows and if it is safe to do so

If you would like to enquire about a group visit in 2021 then please contact us