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The Higgins Bedford

The Higgins Bedford

The Higgins Bedford showcases wonderful and varied collections including the Cecil Higgins Collection of fine and decorative arts, with its world-class watercolour and print collections and unique groups of work by the designers William Burges and Edward Bawden. The Higgins Bedford explores the inspiring stories of local people and encourages a ‘sense of place’ for Bedford and the surrounding area. Using collections of archaeology, social history and ethnography, the art gallery and museum shows how the town of Bedford has developed.  

Opening Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am-05:00pm
Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 02:00pm-05:00pm


  • Restaurant / Cafe
  • Toilets


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Entrance flat / without steps
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Hearing loop system