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An Ocean Find

Whilst exploring our geological collection in preparation for Sea Finds: a Hands on History session looking at objects related to the sea, I found a brain coral. I can’t say that I particularly like this object as its brain-like appearance discomforts … 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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Raise Shields!

Most people are not unfamiliar with the idea of a shield. It is something which, either figuratively or literally, protects, defends, or shelters another thing. The most common association being that of a handheld object used as a piece of … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to revisit Christmas memories.

The November Hands on History session saw the, perhaps early, showing of some of the Museum’s more seasonal collection items. Some of the standouts included a silk postcard sent home from ‘somewhere in France’ circa 1914 as well as a splendid example … Continue reading

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A hedgehog family

This family of hedgehogs snuffled into our Museum stores this morning! They were made in the 1970s by a woman studying Industrial Ceramics at Nuneaton Art School and are the latest addition to our museum collection. Did you know that these … Continue reading

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Wonderful visit from Escape Arts

      Museum Volunteer Jessica writes about meeting local group Escape Arts at the Museum today… Having the gallery spaces enjoyed by groups and members of the public is always exciting for everyone at the Museum. Today we were … 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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