At Beverley Art Gallery
Brick Wonders features recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore. 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 2x3 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 forty 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.
Visit Beverley Library on the ground floor of the Treasure House to see an amazing reconstruction of Beverley Library and Art Gallery as it was in 1910, built from LEGO® Bricks by the talented Chris McKnight from BrickBox in Hull. The piece took around 9 hours to construct and was inspired by a postcard in the collections at East Riding Archives.
Plan your visit
In order to keep our customers and team as safe as possible, we are ticketing entry to the exhibition to manage the flow of customers and ensure you have the time and space to enjoy viewing.Get my free tickets (BridSpa.com)
Tickets are free, and are recommended to be booked in advance.
Each booking can be made for one to six people - please book for all members in your party including babies. If your 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. It's really important for us to monitor the flow of people in the gallery to keep everyone safe, so we really appreciate your support.
Join in our construction sessions
On arrival to the Treasure House, please follow the signage upstairs to Beverley Art Gallery. A member of the team will scan your ticket from your mobile device (or printed copy) on arrival.
Please arrive as close to your booking time as possible and no later than ten minutes after. Each booking will be allocated an hour to explore the exhibition from entry in the gallery. The exhibition runs from 03 July to 02 October, so feel free to visit as many times as you like.
Please note, late arrivals may have a reduced time allocation to view the exhibition and early arrivals may have to wait, with limited space available.
While in Beverley, why not also try one of the brilliant heritage trails on the free 'What Was Here' app? The app takes you on a tour, popping up with historic images when you reach geotagged points, so you really can compare 'What Was Here'! There are trails available all over the East Riding through the app.Get the What Was Here app
Brick Wonders of the East Riding Competition
East Riding Museums look after historical objects and other material that tells the stories of the East Riding - the wonders of the East Riding in fact!
During the Brick Wonders exhibition at Beverley Art Gallery we challenge you to use LEGO® to build an object from our collections or reproduce one of our heritage sites such as the Treasure House or Beverley Guildhall. What will you create?
- Make your Brick Wonders of the East Riding creation
- Submit a photograph (in .jpg file format) or a short film (2 minutes max in .mp4 file format) of your creation using either our online form or tag @ERMuseums on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Please note: Don't include yourself or any other people in your photo or film. It's fine to include your voice on the film.
If submitting on social media, remember to tell us your first name and your age. Children under 13 should ask a parent or carer to enter on their behalf.
Winners will be notified by email or via direct message on social media (so make sure you're following @ERMuseums!).
The deadline for submissions is midnight on Saturday 2 October, and prize winners will be notified by the end of October.
Your entry photographs or film may be sent out to the media with a press release, used in our publications, in exhibitions, on social media or on our website to promote the council's services and events. They may also be used by our partners to promote the work we do together.
The photographs/film will not be substantially edited, adapted or altered from their original intention or purpose, or used for anything which may be viewed as negative in tone or that may cause offence, embarrassment or distress.
The photographs/film will be used indefinitely. However, should you choose to withdraw your consent, then please contact us and we will respect your wishes as quickly as possible.
All personal information will be treated in compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. See how we use your dataon the East Riding Privacy Hub.
By submitting an entry to the competition you agree that you have read and understood this information and give permission for East Riding of Yorkshire Council and partners to use the photographs/film as detailed.
Prizes available are from LEGO®, Brid Spa, Sewerby Hall & Gardens, and more.