For more details of each of the Exhibitions, click on the links below.

Love among the Easels - The Herkomer School and Romance

Love among the Easels-R-WheelwrightCouncil Chamber
2nd July 2022 until January 2023
In his qualifications for entrance to his School of Art, Herkomer stated “married ladies and ladies above the age of 28 are not eligible for admission”. As he saw it, this ruling directed a female student’s concentration exclusively towards her art. However, nature being what it is – an artistic temperament, a glance across a crowded studio, the turn of a paint brush! - romance blossomed. More.

Colonising Cornwall: Bushey Artists in the West Country

A Cornish Village by Myrtle Broome

Anne Blessley Gallery
October 2022 to April 1923 
Once Bushey artists had completed their studies, some of them went to art colonies in Cornwall to experience the wonderful quality of Cornish light, and more. More.

William Hoather (1872 -1943) — Master Photographer

Jubilee Room
Hoather  moved to Bushey Heath in 1903 as an established photographer. His shop 'The Photo Nest' in the High Road flourished until 1926. A large collection of his glass plates and platinotype prints were donated to the Museum by his son Mr Max Hoather, and form the basis for this exhibition. George Bernard Shaw took a considerable interest in Hoather's colour photography from about 1907 and sent much of his work to Bushey Heath for developing and printing.
(Exhibition organiser: Patrick Forsyth)

Hubert von Herkomer

Self-portrait of Hubert von Herkomer around 1907.

Herkomer Room
Permanent display

The life, work and castle of Sir Hubert von Herkomer RA, also his School of Art, and including some of his most notable paintings.

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Lucy Kemp-Welch

A painting called 'The Aristocrats' by Lucy Kemp-Welch.

Lucy Kemp-Welch Gallery
Permanent display

She was the foremost painter of horses of her time, and well known for her illustrations for Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.

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Local History

Local artifacts on display in the Local History gallery.

Local History Galleries
Permanent display

A comprehensive display of local Bushey pottery and industry artefacts including police, fire brigade and schools.

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Future Exhibitions

For details about our Future Exhibitions, click here.


Previous Exhibitions

Since the start of 2019 we have retained details about Previous Exhibitions on the website: click here.