Category Archives: Learning

Hands on History: Blitzed

This month, in support of our digital Blitzed exhibition and inspired by the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we’re hoping you appreciate a closer look at more of our Second World War collection. These objects, in particular, have been chosen … Continue reading

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Labour of the Land

Our Hands on History session this month was scheduled for Saturday March 21st and was to focus on some of the Museum’s collection of agricultural tools and objects. In light of the present situation, however, we’ve decided that it will … 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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Puzzle Jugs!

It always surprises me what weird and wonderful things one can find while searching through the Museum’s collections. While locating items for our upcoming Journeys themed Hands on History Session (on the 15th of September if you would like to … 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 World of Dolls

What comes to mind when I ask you to think about the word ‘doll’? For many, the image is likely that of a toy baby or child carried around, cared for, and dressed in different outfits. For others, it might … Continue reading

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