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Ted Coney's Family Portraits

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Address: 46 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
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+44 1353 650038
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Sat - Sun 14:00 - 17:00

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Fascinating and inspirational visit

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Ted's home. I often go to London to visit galleries and was thrilled to be able to enjoy a tour of excellent work and fascinating tour with... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Ely, United Kingdom
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Ely, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Ted's home. I often go to London to visit galleries and was thrilled to be able to enjoy a tour of excellent work and fascinating tour with detailed explanations of each piece of work - right on my own doorstep. The best part of a gallery visit, for me, is having an insight into... More 

Thank ginamead
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Ely on a rainy day is still worth a visit - as is Ted Coney's very personal trip down Memory Lane. Not simply a gathering of 'faces from the past', [although there are some] but with fascinating representation of times gone by - both happy, sad, even painful times. It was an enormous pleasure to spend time with the Artist,... More 

Thank ethelthefrog69
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We came across this attraction when researching what do to in Ely for a weekend and were directed to watch the virtual tour. This short video gave us a sneak peak into the world of Ted Coney's family portraits. What a fascinating world it is. This video made up our minds and we booked that evening for a tour (make... More 

Thank Max C
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Ted is a wonderful, charismatic man who is passionate about what he does. The gallery is in his house which makes the experience very personal. His work is all about his family and provides a thought provoking and emotionally rewarding experience. I recommend a visit.

Thank Sarah P
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 May 2015

I watched the virtual tour a few months ago and was inspired to go on the actual tour. The video just made me want to find out more about this unusual house in the middle of Ely. Truly inspiring and enlightening. Ted has a great way of explaining things in an interesting and engaging manner. You'll learn a lot about... More 

Thank Andrew C
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2013

If you decide to go to Ely, you definitaly should visit the pop-up gallery of Ted Coney! But don't forget to make an appointment in advance! When you enter his gallery, which is situated in his his house, you immediately immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the charming artist's memories of his family, you immerse yourself in the perception of... More 

Thank Tami E
Ely, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

Over the summer I have toured Ted's family portraits 4 times. Each time I am astonished by the quality of the artwork and the variety of unusual ways he uses to express the multifaceted family experiences.He uses layers of fragments, and symbols which come together to form a picture that initially seems straighforward but draws you in to look closer... More 

Thank Linda A
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

Having read the reviews here, I booked my wife and I on a weekday - Ted doesn't always do this, but agreed readily. I was half expecting to be disappointed - it seems almost too good to be true - but we were both blown away. The art is interesting enough to look at, but that experience pales compared to... More 

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Toddington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

For the smallest of entry fees you can spend a very enjoyable hour entering the fascinating world of Ted Coney. For those of you that might worry that you will have to purchase a work of Art rest assured you wallets will not be under threat. Ted is an artist who has no intention of selling you his works, you... More 

Thank Jonty62
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 June 2012

If you're visiting Ely, Ted's exhibition is a must. Ted guides you round his home which is a captivating treasure trove of artwork. We even saw the painting he was working on and heard about his painting methods. Ted is so inspiring, enthusiastic and welcoming. I really recommend a visit.

Thank Jane G

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