Monthly Archives: October 2012

Planning for Half Term Fun!

Preparations are well under way for our fantastic FREE Half Term Make ‘n’ Take activity workshops! Join the museum in one of our workshop  sessions inspired by objects from our galleries. No booking is required. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions run between … Continue reading

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Map making at the Museum

Today, artist Jain Mckay had set herself the challenge of creating 100 maps in a day! Not quite 100 was achieved, however Jain made many beautiful pieces of artwork from using her usual techniques of mixed media. The pieces were created by … Continue reading

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New guides for schools and families

I’m currently putting together two brand new guides that should be of interest and benefit to teachers and family visitors. The new Museum Schools Guide will have information on our provision of Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 activities as … Continue reading

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The Bug Blog

Once a month the Museum Assistants set out on a mission to discover what really goes on behind the scenes at Nuneaton museum, to discover what pests are lurking in the shadows. The Museum Assistants monitor the insects within the museum galleries … Continue reading

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Access All Areas – Festivals and Celebrations

In a year of celebrations and festivals of all sorts why not pop along to the Museum this coming Saturday 20th October for our Festivals and Celebrations Hands On History session? We will have a table of commemorative items from … Continue reading

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Still places left for our Friday Lunchtime Talk!

There are still some places left for our free Lunchtime Talk on Friday 12 October Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery welcomes back the very popular Professor Anthony Slinn for another engaging and entertaining talk. Anthony will be addressing a masterpiece … Continue reading

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Big Draw at the Museum!

Today, there has been lots of drawing and colouring fun around the museum to help celebrate the National ‘Big Draw’ event.  Local artist Jim Kirkwood has been inspiring families to pick up their pencils and draw. Visitors were sketching objects around … Continue reading

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Touch Down

Museum Assistant and volunteer Steph Smith put the final touches to one of our Touch Base sensory points last week in our George Eliot Gallery. The multi sensory Touch Bases are located around the museum with each base having a … Continue reading

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Great Scott

Last Friday a capacity audience welcomed Bryan Lintott from the Scott Polar Research Institute for a fascinating lunchtime talk on the Polar Expedition of 1912. Bryan skilfully illustrated the vastness of the Antarctic and also the ambition and drive of … Continue reading

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Collections News: New George Eliot object on display!

Here is another opportunity to see a new object on display from the George Eliot collection at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery. This is a wall plaque showing Shepperton Church. Shepperton is one of the settings in George Eliot’s first … Continue reading

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