Welcome to the online home of the Friends of the Higgins Bedford. 

The Friends group was founded in 1988 to support, promote and raise funds for The Higgins Bedford, an outstanding small museum which displays an exceptional range of works of art and artefacts and holds exhibitions of regional and national significance. 


©The Edward Bawden Estate


The museum is now open during its usual opening hours of Tuesday–Saturday 11am–5pm and Sunday 2pm–5pm.
Measures are in place for the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff, and to help ensure an enjoyable experience for all.  To help manage the number of people in the museum, capacity has been reduced and visitors will need to book a FREE online timed entry ticket in advance; either click here for online booking, or telephone 01234 718044 (line open 11am-3pm Monday-Friday). 
Everyone visiting The Higgins Bedford must wear a face covering, except for children under 11 or for the legitimate reasons set out in Government guidance. Visitors must only visit in groups of up to six people or two households.  Find out more about visiting The Higgins Bedford here

The Friends organise a range of events including a fantastic annual lecture programme, summer outings to rarely-seen houses and gardens, and Christmas and summer parties.  Click here to find out what's on.


Membership of the Friends group comes with many benefits including special access to exhibitions, discounts in the Higgins shop, and opportunities to join in at Friends events.  And Friends Membership makes a great present. Find out more by clicking here

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Friends group, please contact us via our Contact Page.  We look forward to hearing

from you.  Click here for details.