The Library galleries provide a magnificent backdrop for history, art and craft exhibitions. This varied programme offers something for all tastes and ages whilst promoting the best local artists.
Exhibitions Highcliffe Castle
From April 2019 we have opened the East Wing of the Castle, this enables you to:
- View a collection of the original furniture on loan from the V&A Museum
- Enjoy family time in our activity room and have fun on our kids trails
- Transport yourself back to the 1830’s and step into our Victorian kitchen
- Experience how the family lived in the Castle and explore areas of the Castle for the first time in 50 years!
Art at the Castle
until 14th July
This exhibition will have multiple appeal for both Christchurch residents and the many visitors to the area at this time of year. Subjects and themes encompass a broad spectrum of art appreciation from realism to abstract, impressionism to figurative and much more.
Highcliffe Castle has recently been vastly refurbished to become a major visitor attraction in the area and Christchurch Arts Guild are subject to secure it as a regular summer venue for an art exhibition.
The Castle is open from 10am until 5pm daily (last admission 4pm). Note – there are admission and parking fees.
The Guild is in its 71st year and has gained an enviable reputation for the high standard of work produced by its members some of whom have had paintings accepted by top London galleries and sold through the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.
Crossing the Draw Bridge
From July 19th – August 28th
Ladies and Lords!
Swords and shields have been lain down, replaced with Spray Paints, Paint Pens and brushes, for a 6 week Street Art takeover of Highcliffe Castle!
Where Historical Heritage hosts Current Creatives. The Castle will be transformed by local urban design company MBN ARTS, and several exciting and diverse Artists, showcasing their incredible artworks and installations, allowing you to experience what the subculture is all about!