Bedford is fortunate to have its own art gallery and museum, The Higgins, which opened in June 2013. Its world-class collections include works by Turner, Picasso and Warhol and unique groups of work by the designers William Burges and Edward Bawden. Bedford’s special role in World War II is explored, alongside the town’s rich industrial heritage and diverse communities. The transformed art gallery and museum is 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. The Higgins is the centrepiece of Bedford’s vibrant cultural quarter.