Discover the splendours of the Medieval World

beaupre_reducedLearn something new this New Year in Chepstow Museum’s new 10 week art history course

Chepstow Museum’s popular Art History courses will focus on a new period in January – you don’t have to have been before or have any knowledge of art or history – but we hope you will have by the end of the course. There is no homework, this course is about learning something new,  broadening the horizons and above all having an enjoyable and sociable afternoon once a week looking at gorgeous and inspiring images! The subject of the next course is


From the miniscule, magical detail of medieval manuscripts to the soaring heights of gothic cathedrals, this ten week course explores medieval art and architecture from the 10th to the 14th centuries. This is an art of mystical visions and monumental buildings, moving from the massive forms of Romanesque sculpture through castles and new towns, to the fascinating stories told in glowing window glass and intricate tapestries. The Medieval period presents a varied and beautiful range of art and architecture to examine.

Canterbury,_Canterbury_cathedral-stained_glass_18We live in an area rich in the monuments of the Middle Ages, with more castles per square mile in Monmouthshire than any other county in Britain! And there are great cathedrals in many nearby cities, and amazing survivals of medieval art in some of our rural churches. This course will deepen appreciation of the locality as well as enriching visits to the cathedrals and castles of Britain and beyond, with a greater understanding of the art and architecture of the period.

Whether you’ve studied the history of art before or are new to the subject, these classes led by our popular and experienced lecturer Eleanor Bird, will bring alive a period that is often overlooked.

Come and enjoy the splendours of the medieval world. Ten classes, 2-4pm on a Monday afternoon at the Drill Hall Chepstow beginning Monday 25th January, with a sociable break for tea and coffee.

Start the New Year learning something new!

Course fee £100. To book please contact Chepstow Museum tel 01291 625981 or drop in and see us!KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA