The Higgins Bedford

Address: The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, Mk40 3XD
Phone Number: 01234 718618
Opening Hours: Current opening times.

The Higgins Bedford is a local and natural history museum and art gallery based in a historic brewery and a Victorian family home, in the town of Bedford.

Museum exhibits include the people gallery highlighting important individuals associated with Bedford and the area, the Bedford gallery about how the town came into being and grew, a gallery of archaeological finds from the area, a gallery about the Higgins family, a Design gallery, the Edward Bawden gallery (influential artist) and the William Burges collection (architect). There are also other exhibitions which change throughout the year. The attraction features many hands-on features and multi-sensory experiences throughout their displays and they also have dressing-up and craft activities for children.

  • Parking nearby in town car parks (charge).
  • Four disabled parking bays in front of the museum.
  • Gift shop.
  • The Higgins Pantry cafe serving light lunches, beverages and homemade cakes.

Open from 11am Tuesday to Saturday and from 2pm on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.


Before you start your journey to The Higgins Bedford for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.

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