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  • The Higgins Bedford Celebrates 5 Years!

    A major transformation and successful redevelopment of The Higgins Bedford, following a £5.8million investment, has celebrated its fifth birthday.

    On 21st June 2013, The Higgins Bedford re-opened to the public in a transformed art gallery and museum located in the historic buildings of Castle Brewery and the adjoining Victorian family home, both built by the Higgins family in the mid-19th Century.

    Since then The Higgins Bedford has created and hosted a huge variet...

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  • Ice House Refurbished and Open For Guided Tours

    The Council has carried out works to refurbish the historic Ice House located in Bedford’s Cultural Quarter, with the support of local funders. This means that the site is now accessible through guided walks with the Bedford Association of Tour Guides.

    The Ice House is an underground, manmade chamber inside the Castle Mound at the heart of the historic site of Bedford Castle. It was built by the Higgins family in the mid-1800s and would have been used to store ice throughout the ye...

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