Guided Tours of England

Warwick Castle Blenheim Bridge

Museums and Galleries

The Heart of England boasts a wealth of museums and fine art galleries. Visit the renowned public galleries at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to view superb works by the Pre-Raphelites Holman Hunt, Burne-Jones and Rossetti or the collection of Renaissance masterpieces. Van Gogh, Monet and Degas are well represented in the more intimate space of the New Art Gallery in Walsall, generously endowed by Kathleen Garman, widow of the sculptor Jacob Epstein.

The Barber Institute of Fine Art is an outstanding gallery, with works by Rubens and Turner and a continuing programme of temporary exhibitions with masterpieces from international collections; whilst Gainsborough and Landseer rub shoulders with Warhol, Lichenstein and Hockney in the Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Compton Verney, superbly situated in the Warwickshire countryside, presents an exciting programme of changing exhibitions. It is also home to a growing collection of art works that reflect the taste of its founder Sir Peter Moores. Housed in a Grade I listed Robert Adam mansion, it offers fun and enjoyable ways to experience art.

So whatever your interest from Renaissance to Renoir, Bellini to Braque this region can enrich your appreciation of the world of art.