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Bushey Museum and Art Gallery tells the story of Bushey, its people and its unique artistic history. The museum’s art collection is the largest in Hertfordshire and is mainly from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Museum Trust was founded in 1983 with the aim of collecting and safeguarding this very considerable artistic heritage of Bushey.
The Friends of Bushey Museum has over 800 members, making it one of the largest and most successful in the country. It supports the museum through fundraising activities and has a varied programme of meetings and events.
The museum holds a large collection of items relating to Sir Hubert von Herkomer RA and his world-renowned art school. There are also displays of the Lucy Kemp-Welch Memorial Trust collection, including many of Lucy's superb paintings of horses. There are also many works from the Monro Circle of artists. Archives relating to these collections, as well as works from their Art Schools and other Bushey art schools are held in the Local Studies Centre.
Bushey Museum and Art Gallery committed its support to Art UK early in 2015 and as such is an Art UK Founder Partner, with one of the first 200 collections to join Art UK. The Art UK website includes images of over 1000 Bushey Museum collection of paintings.
Bushey's social history is illustrated in galleries on the ground floor and has a changing programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The Local Studies Centre contains a wealth of documentary material of interest to students of local history relating to Bushey. Please see their website for details and for information on booking a visit.
The Education Service offers schools a programme of sessions using the valuable educational resource provided by the museum collections and displays. Sessions link with KS 1 and KS 2 of the National Curriculum to help you in its delivery. The Learning Officer and a team of retired highly qualified and enthusiastic teachers deliver the sessions. Please see the website for more information.