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Bringing a Group


The Higgins Bedford is the perfect place to bring a group. Join one of our knowledgeable tour guides and discover the history of The Higgins Bedford’s outstanding collections, stop for lunch at our onsite café and restaurant, pick up gifts from our beautifully curated shop or enjoy the surrounding attractions in Bedford’s Cultural Quarter.


If your group is interested in booking, please call 01234 718618 or email


Please allow a minimum of four weeks notice for group bookings. Talks and tours are subject to availability with a minimum of ten people per tour and are available during opening hours. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any special requirements.


The Higgins Tour


This introductory tour includes collections relating to the history of Bedford as well fine and decorative arts.

Time: 1 hour Cost: £6.10 (£4.90 Concessions)*


Fine and Decorative Art Tour


Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Collection includes furniture by William Burges, linocuts by Edward Bawden and porcelain.

Time: 1 hour Cost: £6.10 £4.90 Concessions)*


Edward Bawden Exhibition Tour


Enjoy a tour of the current Edward Bawden exhibition.

Time: 30 minutes Cost: £3.10 (£2.60 Concessions)*


Edward Bawden Archive Sessions


Take a close look at the Edward Bawden collection.

Time: 1½ hours Cost: £11.50 (£9.20 Concessions)*


Collections in Focus


These sessions focus on particular areas of the collections, with a talk and the chance to view and sometimes handle objects not usually on public display.

Available Sessions: Watercolours & Prints, Airships, Local Archaeology and The Collectors

Time: 1½ hours Cost: £11.50 (£9.20 Concessions)*


*Prices may increase from 1st January.