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Last chance to see ‘Brick Wonders’ at Beverley Art Gallery



It’s very nearly the last chance to see the hugely popular ‘Brick Wonders’ exhibition, curated by artist Warren Elsmore, at Beverley Art Gallery. The last day of the exhibition will be Saturday, 2 October, 2021.

‘Brick Wonders’ features recreations in LEGO bricks of amazing sights from around the world. Beginning with the seven wonders of the ancient world, the exhibition also takes in modern, natural, and historic wonders from all seven continents. ‘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 2×3 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.

Curator Helena Cox said : “We have been absolutely blown away by the popularity of this exhibition since it opened in early July, and I am delighted that so many people of all ages have enjoyed seeing it. If you haven’t got around to visiting yet, do please come along and see what you have been missing before it disappears!”

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 are recommended to be booked in advance at eastridingmuseums.co.uk/brickwonders. There is 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.

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.

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. 

As well as enjoying Brick Wonders, visitors can take a trip down memory lane with displays of historic toys in the cafe area and explore the Museum and Beverley Library too.

The café will also be open throughout the exhibition, serving a range of hot and cold drinks, light bites and freshly baked scones.

Full details can be found at : https://www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/find-a-museum/?entry=treasure_museum_gallery

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