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Brick Wonders

‘Brick Wonders’ at Beverley Art Gallery : a reminder to book in advance!

Now that the summer holidays are under way, the team at Beverley Art Gallery are reminding visitors of the need to book in advance to visit the popular ‘Brick Wonders’ exhibition – and are urging people to honour their booking once it has been made.

‘Brick Wonders’ features recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore.

In order to keep customers and the Art Gallery team as safe as possible, entry to the exhibition is by ticket only, to manage the flow of customers and ensure visitors have the time and space to enjoy viewing.

Tickets are free, and should be booked in advance via Brid Spa at 

https://www.bridspa.com/events/?venue=Treasure%20House

Each booking can be made for one to six people - please book for all members in the party including babies. If the family group is more than six people, please make an additional booking for the next time slot for the other member/s in the party - you will be able to view the exhibition together. Each booking slot lasts for up to an hour. Visitors can book as many visits as they like during the run of the exhibition.

There is, however, no need to book in advance to visit the café or the Red Gallery (which includes the permanent collections in the Art Gallery and the recent installation ‘Vera’), or for the rest of the Treasure House.

For those who have not pre-booked, but are in the area – please feel free to call in and see what availability there is, although a booking cannot unfortunately be guaranteed if the venue is fully booked. 

Beverley Art Gallery curator Helena Cox said : “We entirely understand that, in a perfect world, we would not be asking people to book in advance for this free exhibition, but quite simply, at the moment, we have no choice, as we have to control the numbers visiting at any given time.

“I would urge all our Brick Wonders visitors to go online and book in advance – remember that the exhibition runs until 2 October – as there is a good chance that we won’t be able to let you in if you arrive without an advance booking. Above all, I would implore visitors to honour their bookings once they have been made. If you make a booking and then don’t turn up, you are depriving other people of the opportunity to visit.”

‘Brick Wonders’ takes visitors from an Egyptian pyramid to the natural pyramid of the Matterhorn, the bustle of Old London Bridge to the awesome night skies of the Aurora Australis, and those everyday marvels we forget to wonder at, such as electricity and the Internet.

The centrepiece is a 2x3 metre installation of the Great Barrier Reef, complete with underwater lighting and sound effects, and LEGO recreations of everything from corals and sponges to turtles and reef-dwelling fish such as blue tangs, angel fish and a ray.

Over 40 other LEGO models are included, from tiny models to inspire building at home, to large mosaics and dioramas, and the exhibition is built from over 500,000 LEGO bricks.

For full details of ‘Brick Wonders’, visit https://www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/brick-wonders/

 

Main Picture ( L - R ):  Nial Adams, museums manager; Warren Elsmore, exhibition curator; Helena Cox; curator, Beverley Art Gallery; and Cllr Mike Medini, portfolio holder for cultural and leisure assets.

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