Caley's Domino Crackers Poster


In 1892, aged just 14, Alfred Munnings moved from the family home in Mendham, Suffolk to Norwich, where he became an apprentice at Page Bros. & Co. Ltd, a firm of lithographic printers. Here, he learnt to design advertisements and posters.

During the 1890’s, Munnings undertook work for large local companies, such as Colman’s Mustard and Caley’s Crackers and Chocolates.

In a new exhibition at Castle House – his home for more than 40 years - the Munnings Art Museum presents a vibrant display of his lesser-known commercial work, which demonstrates his burgeoning talent and ability to capture the popular aesthetic of la belle époque. The exhibition is the first of its kind, focusing on Munnings’ early career, between the ages of 14 and 20.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

By Road:From Colchester follow the A12 towards Ipswich. Dedham is sign posted from the A12.The nearest railway station is Manningtree, which is 4 miles away.

Alfred Munnings: the Art of the Poster

Type:Art Exhibition

The Munnings Art Museum, Castle Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6AZ

Tel: 01206 322127

Opening Times

Season (6 Apr 2022 - 23 Oct 2022)

* Open Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 2pm to 4.30pm.
Cafe open from 10am, Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays


Sir Alfred Munnings Castle HouseThe Munnings Art Museum, ColchesterExplore the life and work of renown British artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) in his former home and studio.