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Celebrating Summer

Sunny days settle in as summer approaches… Our next Hands on History session on Saturday 15th June is all about summer, a celebration of its pleasures.     This hand-painted paper fan is among the summertime objects gathered from our collections … Continue reading

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Tea in Miniature

  This ceramic tea set is soon to appear in ‘Life in Miniature’, our Hands on History session on Saturday 20th April. The small-scale tea set was donated to Nuneaton Museum by someone who grew up in Bull Street in Attleborough. … Continue reading

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Ring Out the Bells

Last Saturday, our Hands on History session on the theme of bells, brought together an eclectic mix of objects from the collections. In this post, I will share a selection of bells that caught our visitors’ attention.     Nuneaton’s last … Continue reading

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An Ocean Find

Whilst exploring our geological collection in preparation for Sea Finds: a Hands on History session looking at objects related to the sea, I found a brain coral. I can’t say that I particularly like this object as its brain-like appearance discomforts … Continue reading

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Faithful Guardians

An evocative and touching oil painting from our collection inspired October’s Hands on History session: Devotion. The painting is by a Victorian artist called Robert Morley. It depicts a girl watched over by her dog as she sleeps and has two … Continue reading

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First Aid

August’s Hands on History session investigates objects from the museum collections connected to medicine. One object to be shared with visitors on Saturday 18 August is this mid-20th century First Aid Kit.     This kit belonged to a local miner, … Continue reading

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A Collection of Favourite Recipes from Nuneaton

A slim, papery, brown book entitled ‘Collection of Favourite Recipes’ from our museum collections is packed with retro recipes with intriguing names and basic ingredients. The book was printed by Newdegate Press, Nuneaton and the majority of recipes contributed by Nuneaton … Continue reading

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