Category Archives: Learning

Volunteer Steph is a finalist at the West Midlands Volunteer Awards!

Last week we were thrilled to learn that museum volunteer Steph is a finalist at the West Midlands Volunteer Awards. Steph is a finalist in the Special Award: Audiences category in recognition of the work she has done to develop … Continue reading

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Objects of the Written Word – Spotlight on Scenes of Clerical Life

Objects connected to writing and text are the focus of August’s Hands on History session. Books, diaries, journals and writing implements, a miniature newspaper, memorial cards, letter seals and objects inscribed with text will feature.   A book of considerable local … Continue reading

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In Commemoration – Nuneaton Charter Day 1907

I’m really looking forward to our next Hands on History session on Saturday 18 March, which explores objects from the museum collections created specifically to commemorate events of local and national significance. An object I am excited to share with … Continue reading

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The Four Seasons

January’s Hands on History session reflects on the year ahead, taking as its theme the seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season will be represented by an amazing object from the collection! Symbolising winter is a pair of … Continue reading

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Life in Miniature

Inspired by our exquisite collection of miniature portraits by May B. Lee, November’s Hands on History session explores the world in miniature. One of May B. Lee’s beautiful miniature portraits of a young girl called Barbara will be presented for … Continue reading

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Tick Tock, Tick Tock

One of the most familiar sounds in day to day life is the ticking of a clock. In fact it’s such a familiar sound that we often tune it out. Whilst thinking of objects that produce sound in preparation for … Continue reading

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Lighten Up!

This month’s Hands on History session will present objects from our collections that have a relationship to light, delving into their uses and the histories behind them. Fantastic objects for visitors to enjoy will include a beautiful Tibetan Flint Pouch … Continue reading

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