Bushey Museum and Art Gallery tells the story of Bushey and its unique artistic history.
Bushey Museum & Art Gallery
Rudolph Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 3HW
Thursdays to Sundays 11am to 4pm
Museum 020 8950 3233 Thu-Sun 11am - 4pm
Office 020 8420 4057 Wed-Fri 9.30am - 5pm
Who are we?
The Bushey Museum & Art Gallery in Bushey, Hertfordshire shows local Bushey history from the earliest of times with displays of archaeology, artefacts, documents and historical maps, and which cover Bushey’s social and business heritage.
The Museum has a unique artistic history which is of national significance: it majors on Sir Hubert von Herkomer RA with works of art, artefacts and ephemera relating to him and his famous School of Art in Bushey. There is also a major collection of paintings by Herkomer's student Lucy Kemp-Welch, as well as works by other artists drawn to Bushey by its artistic reputation.
Art UK say on their website: "...the art collection is the largest in Hertfordshire and is mainly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with special interest in the Monro Circle of artists, Sir Hubert von Herkomer, Lucy Kemp-Welch and the pupils of their Art Schools and other Bushey art schools."
Located in an Edwardian former Council building close to Bushey High Street, it features galleries with displays of local history; Herkomer and Lucy Kemp-Welch paintings and memorabilia, as well as other Galleries with changing displays, see What's-On.
Click on Museum Shop to see the wide range of local history books, greetings cards featuring local artists' pictures - and much more - which can be bought in the Shop at the Museum, or via this website. And you will also see a link to the Art UK website where you can buy prints of over 120 paintings from our Collection. Well worth a look!
There is a Meeting Room which is available for hire to local societies or individuals for meetings, talks, etc.
Parking and Accessibility
There is limited on-site free parking and additional free public parking in Kemp Place which is off the High Street opposite Rudolf Road. For more information about Accessibility click here.
The Visit Us page tells you how to get to the Museum.
The About Us page gives you more about the history of the Museum and what we have to offer.
The What’s On page includes details of all of our current Exhibitions.
Arts Council England
Bushey Museum and Art Gallery has Full Accreditation status with the Arts Council England (RD 1048). Visit their site here.
Bushey Museum and Art Gallery is an Art UK Founder Partner. Visit their website here to see over 1000 of the paintings in our collection! And also visit their Art UK Shop here where you can buy prints of over 120 of the pictures in our collection!
Bushey Museum Trust is a registered charity with the Charity Commission in England and Wales No. 294261.
© 2019, Bushey Museum Trust, a company limited by guarantee (England 01937575).
Exhibitions & more
Art Gallery, 13 April to 28 July 2019
A selling exhibition where Chandos Arts and Crafts present a new collection of their members’ work. As well as painters who use a variety of media and work in different styles, this group of friends has craftsmen / women who work with glass, wood, textiles, ceramics and jewellery to create a varied and interesting display. More.
The Classes for this years competition are:
- 'Emotions in colour' Class - digital images.
- Bushey Class - digital images.
- Open Class - prints.
Closing date for entries is 19 June. More.
We'll be adding more about artists from Herkomer's School of Art over time. Here's a start!
The Herkomer School of Art in Bushey was innovative in a number of ways but particularly in its acceptance of women students working alongside their fellow male students. This at a time when the domestic sphere was considered to be the cultural expression of the female world. Council Chamber, until 16 June 2019. More.
The latest addition to the Local History gallery is a comprehensive display of Crested China with the Bushey Crest based on the design of Lucy Kemp-Welch. The gallery gives a social history of Bushey with maps, extracts of medieval documents, and some ancient artefacts. It includes local industries, schools, police and fire brigade history, the World Wars, transport, celebrities, Bushey Pottery, and more. Ground floor galleries, permanent display. More.
The life, work and castle of Sir Hubert von Herkomer RA, also his School of Art, and including some of his most notable paintings. Hubert von Herkomer Gallery, permanent display. More.
A selection of large canvases featuring horses painted by Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869-1958). Lucy Kemp-welch Gallery, permanent display. More.
Friends Meetings, Events & more
Thursday 23 May
Outing: Visit to Farleys House, East Sussex
A tour of Farleys House which was the home of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, the home of the Surrealists. Lee Miller was a photographer and Roland Penrose a painter. Visit also the Sculpture Garden. For more details click here.
Wednesday 5 June at 7.00pm
Concert by Students of the Purcell School.
at The Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TS. A concert performed by young soloists and chamber ensembles.
Please note the location, date and time of this event!
Saturday 15 June
Outing: Visit to Gainsborough's House in Sudbury, Suffolk
Whole day outing by coach, visiting Gainsborough’s House, Museum and Gallery with time to explore Sudbury, then on to Braintree Museum. For more details click here.
Sunday 18th August
Garden Party at Reveley Lodge, 1.30 to 4.30
Entry £5 (children free).
More details to follow!
OUT AND ABOUT
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Open until 9 June 2019 in Gallery 20. Shining a spotlight on women artists, including Lucy Kemp-Welch, in RAMM’s fine art collection, this exhibition features works from the 1770s until 2011.