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Get more from your visit by coming along to one of our regular talks or tours. If you're a member of a group that may be interested in coming along to a talk or tour, have a look at our Bringing a group page.


The Friends of the Higgins Bedford have regular talks - read more about joining The Friends here >


Friends lectures

Tuesdays, 7.30pm

Cost: £3 (Friends), £8 (Guests)


28th April

Nikolaus Pevsner

Susie Harries talks about the art and architecture expert, Nikolaus Pevsner.

Higgins Spotlight Sessions


Thursday 26th March 2014

Bedfordshire Lace: The Lester Collection

11.30am – 12.30pm

£5.15 (Concessions £4.10)


Join Lydia Saul, Keeper of Social History, for an exploration of Bedfordshire Maltese lace in the Higgins Collection. This session offers an introductory talk and the chance to view the exquisite designs of the Lester lace collection from the mid 19th Century up close.  Discover why the lace agent Thomas Lester developed the Bedfordshire Maltese style and learn more about the lacemakers who handcrafted these luxury textiles.