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|Address: ||Bedford Museum,
|Postcode: ||MK40 3XD|
|Telephone: ||01234 353323|
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The Cecil Higgins Art Gallery is set in an attractive location beside Castle Gardens and the River Ouse.
The 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. (Visitors wishing to see particular works are advised to telephone the Gallery beforehand)
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.