Category Archives: Local history

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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Black Forest Organ Clock

The Black Forest Organ Clock is located in our Picture Gallery at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery. It is a lovely mid nineteenth century clock which originally came from Bavaria, a southeastern state in Germany. It was bought and renovated by local … Continue reading

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New Community Showcase display

At the museum, we regularly work with different groups to create changing displays using museum objects. These are presented in our Community Showcase in the Local History Gallery. Yesterday, I was working with three members of our invaluable volunteer team. … Continue reading

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Nuneaton Brass Band

A lovely lady came into the Museum this week to donate this photograph into our collections. The image shows members of Nuneaton Brass Band outside Nuneaton Town Hall. The lady’s husband played with the band for many years, as did various … 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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As 2018 draws to a close…

2018 has been a busy year, with numerous events marking the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War. Many people were not able to be with their families during the Christmases of the First World War. … Continue reading

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Town Clerk’s Historic Robes

These are the Town Clerk’s historic robes that we are hoping to display soon in Nuneaton Town Hall. A conservator came to visit us yesterday to assess the robes’ condition and to help get them ready for display. She came … Continue reading

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