Rugby Gallery and Museum named best family venue - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Gallery and Museum named best family venue

Andy Morris 3rd Oct, 2017   0

RUGBY Art Gallery and Museum has been named the the best venue in Coventry and Warwickshire for children and families by judges at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The cultural venue, run by Rugby Borough Council, picked up the title at the recent Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture awards at a ceremony held at Coombe Abbey, beating off competition from visitor attractions across the region.

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, located in the heart of Rugby town centre and also home to the World Rugby Hall of Fame and visitor centre, holds regular exhibitions of modern art and displays from its collection of Roman and social history objects.

The venue organises a range of activities for children and families, including the weekly Little Discoveries which takes place every week for the under 5s, and the annual Night at Your Museum, which this year featured a stargazing astronomy theme. It also puts on holiday activities, arts award courses and educational visits for schools.

Kids created space oddities at the gallery’s stargazing-themed Night at Your Museum event in May. (s)

During 2016, the art gallery and museum saw over 5,500 children take part in organised activities, on top of casual visits.

Rugby Borough Council growth and investment spokeswoman Coun Heather Timms said: “I am incredibly proud to have collected this award on behalf of the council and the team at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

“The art gallery staff are enthusiastic and hard working, and the feedback they get from the children and families they work with demonstrates that this award is well deserved.”

Visit for more information on family activities at the venue.


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