Yesterday George Eliot turned 193! The local writer was born on South Farm on the Arbury Estate, Nuneaton, on the 22nd November 1819.
To celebrate the anniversary of the writer’s birth, the museum brought out items from storage to enable visitors to see George Eliot objects not usually on display.
Visitors were encouraged to put on gloves and handle the objects to get a closer look and find out a bit more about the George Eliot collection. The museum also took the opportunity to display the dress worn by George Eliot not on permanent display due to its sensitive condition. A reproduction of this dress is on permanent display in the room setting in the George Eliot Gallery.