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Observations: The Mary Beale Collection

Oct 23, 2021 10:00 - Jan 30, 2022 15:00
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For the first time, West Suffolk Heritage Service is celebrating its collection of Mary Beale portraits – one of the largest of any public institution in the country.

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For the first time, West Suffolk Heritage Service is celebrating its collection of Mary Beale portraits – one of the largest of any public institution in the country.This exhibition will be the first time Moyse’s Hall celebrates en masse this collection with over 25 of Mary’s original portraits of the great and good (or questionable) of 17th Century England.

Born in 1633 in the West Suffolk village of Barrow, Mary Beale would go on to become one of the 17th Century’s most prolific female portrait artists.

This exhibition explores a unique collection of paintings produced by a successful professional female artist in an Arts Industry household during one of England’s most turbulent centuries.

Advanced booking preferred but not essential, check with Moyse’s Hall on the day for availability, but please be reassured by our COVID-19 promise:
If the exhibition is cancelled or postponed, you will be offered a full refund, or if possible an alternative time slot to visit the exhibition.

Please note: Advance booking closes 25 hours prior to each time slot, advance booking must be made more than 25 hours prior to your chosen time slot. Advanced booking preferred but not essential, check with Moyse’s Hall (01284 706183) on the day for availability.
Times: Monday-Saturday: Slots available at 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Sundays: Slots available at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Tickets: Adults £5, Children £3, Concessions £4.50
Booking: Please use the ‘Book now’ buttons to book online, or call 01284 758000. Advance booking must be made no later than 25 hours prior to chosen time slot. Advanced booking preferred but not essential, check with Moyse’s Hall on the day for availability.
Venue: Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by West Suffolk Council Leisure & Culture.

Moyse’s Hall Museum
Cornhill
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 1DX
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