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A Place of Wellbeing

The museum is developing its role as a place of wellbeing for local people. Just being in a museum increase peoples’ happiness and sense of wellbeing. 


Weekly Wellbeing Activities




Every Monday

(except bank holidays)





Mindful Table 
















Social Games with free play and coaching. Maximum 2 players per table. Ages 18+



Every Tuesday 


10am - 10:45am


A relaxing and mindful Pilates class taking place in the art gallery. Please bring your own mat. Maximum 15 people. First come, first served on the day. Ages 18+


Every Friday




Mindful Walks

11am - 12:30pm


Social walking group with a drinks stop afterwards. Please observe social distancing guidelines. Maximum 30 people. Ages 18+



Email for more information.



Sketch Friday 

Every Friday (Self-Led)

11am - 4pm, Free Entry


Explore the galleries and find a painting or object that you would like to sketch. Materials and paper are provided or you can bring in your own. Please do not bring paints or materials that might cause damage to the collections. All levels welcome.


Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to get to the Higgins Bedford, designed with the help of Autism Bedfordshire.


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We thank the Harpur Trust for supporting wellbeing activity at The Higgins Bedford.