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Goodbye Peaky Blinders

Today we took down our lovely Peaky Blinders costume exhibition. We dismantled Aunt Polly, took the arms off Ada, wrapped up Alfie and packed Arthur deep inside a cardboard box! My absolute favourite costume from the exhibition was this gorgeous … Continue reading

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Wall-hanging celebrating George Eliot

We are currently displaying a beautiful contemporary wall-hanging, made by members of the Women’s Institute, in our George Eliot gallery. The hanging is about author George Eliot’s life and the places in Nuneaton and its surrounding area that were special … Continue reading

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Journey to Japan

Last Saturday our Museum Access Assistants journeyed to Japan without leaving Nuneaton via a selection of Japanese objects from the museum collections including a Japanese clockwork flytrap, a miniature teaset, a kinchaku (money pouch), a Satsumaware vase and a cigar … Continue reading

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Captivating Currency

In our Hands on History session this Saturday, we’re going to have a good look at some of our varied and interesting examples of currency. Currency is, at its most basic, a medium of exchange. It comprises the notes, coins, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Summer

Sunny days settle in as summer approaches… Our next Hands on History session on Saturday 15th June is all about summer, a celebration of its pleasures.     This hand-painted paper fan is among the summertime objects gathered from our collections … Continue reading

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New Pop-Up Museum Display!

Today we are excited to be installing our new display in the Pop-Up Museum in Nuneaton Town Hall. The exhibit gives a snap-shot of Bramcote’s long association with the Armed Forces. Bramcote is located 4 miles south-east of Nuneaton. The Air … Continue reading

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Tea in Miniature

  This ceramic tea set is soon to appear in ‘Life in Miniature’, our Hands on History session on Saturday 20th April. The small-scale tea set was donated to Nuneaton Museum by someone who grew up in Bull Street in Attleborough. … Continue reading

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