Category Archives: Local history

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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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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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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Transcribing diaries: New volunteer opportunity at the Museum

What was day to day life like as a young woman growing up in Nuneaton during the Second World War? We have just acquired a set of diaries that offer valuable insight into teenage life during this turbulent period in … 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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A treasure in our stores

Last week in the Blab exhibition we presented the story of the train crash of 1975. On 6 June 1975 a sleeper train travelling between London Euston and Glasgow derailed on its journey here in Nuneaton. Six people were killed … 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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