Category Archives: Events

Unmasking the Museum’s Masks

This striking mask, with its bold pigments and prominent nose, stared up at me as I was looking for objects in preparation for our upcoming Hands on History session. It comes from New Guinea and was likely made for the … Continue reading

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Paper Lace: Compliments of the Season

December’s forthcoming Hands on History session assembles a collection of different examples of lacework. Several of the objects to be shared in the session were given to the museum by Clare Melly, who was born in 1891. Clare is the … Continue reading

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Remembering Nuneaton Factories

“It was just our life, there were so many factories”, are the words one visitor used as she began to tell me her memories of Nuneaton factories at our recent Hands on History event on the subject. In preparation for … Continue reading

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Set in Stone

This month our Hands on History session absolutely rocked – that is, by being about objects made out of rock. Now, you may think you know just about everything that can be made from stone, but some of our objects … Continue reading

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Green!

A curious collection of objects awaits you at this month’s Hands on History session on the 16th of March! In light of our own efforts to enhance our sustainability and in anticipation of St Patrick’s Day, we’re going green with … 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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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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