Opening Hours

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

Please note that our galleries will be closed from Tuesday 28 August – Sunday 9 September inclusive as we install our next exhibition.
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Born 1891 – Died 1976

Ernst was born in Bruehl, near Cologne, Germany. After studying philosophy in Bonn, in 1913 he went to Paris, where he met many of the leading avant-garde artists. Ernst was instrumental in the development of Surrealism in Germany, following its beginnings in Switzerland and Paris. He helped to organise the first Surrealist exhibition in Paris in 1925 and became one of the group’s internationally known members. After World War II he moved to the United States.

Works by this artist in the permanent collection