Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
A modern, glass and steel building with a curved roof and steps leading up to it
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum from Cathedral Square
LocationJordan Well, Coventry, England
Visitors>1 million between 2008 and 2011[1][2]
DirectorPaul Breed
CuratorMartin Roberts,Ali Wells
Public transit accessPool Meadow Bus Station

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is a is a museum, art gallery, archive, learning centre and creative arts facility in Jordan Well, Coventry, United Kingdom.

It is named after Sir Alfred Herbert, a local business owner who gave money for the original building. Work on it began in 1939, with an interruption by the Second World War, and The Herbert opened in 1960. In 2008 it reopened after a £20 million refurbishment.

It is free to get in and the museum in run by a charity. Its only income is from donations, sales at the museum shop, and hiring out the buildings the charity owns.[3] In 2010, the museum had over 300,000 visitors. This makes it one of the most popular free tourist attractions in the West Midlands.

References[change | change source]

  1. "We Welcome Our Millionth Visitor Through Our Doors". Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  2. "Herbert Art Gallery & Museum welcomes its millionth visitor". BBC News Online. BBC. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  3. "Herbert earns top attraction tag as landmark visit looms". Coventry Observer. 26 August 2011. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2011.

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