Herbert Gallery Opening, Coventry

PUBLISHED: 22:51 07 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:46 20 February 2013

Malcolm McGregor, Harvey Williams, John Pringle

Malcolm McGregor, Harvey Williams, John Pringle

Around 300 people attended the official re-opening of Coventry's multi-million pound art gallery and museum. The final phases of the spectacular £20 million transformation and extension of The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.

Around 300 people attended the official re-opening of Coventry's multi-million pound art gallery and museum. The final phases of the spectacular 20 million transformation and extension of The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Jordan Well in the city centre have been completed.

An impressive new courtyard entrance has been created for the 1960s venue which overlooks Coventry Cathedral and University Square. The major 6,600 sqm project, which was designed by award-winning architects Pringle Richards Sharratt, has led to the opening of state-of-the-art temporary and permanent History, Art, Elements, Discover Godiva and Peace and Reconciliation galleries. There is also a studio for performances and events, the History Centre for the city's archives and local history collections, and learning spaces. The Herbert is open daily and admission is free.

Pictures and captions supplied by The Herbert Gallery

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