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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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Faithful Guardians

An evocative and touching oil painting from our collection inspired October’s Hands on History session: Devotion. The painting is by a Victorian artist called Robert Morley. It depicts a girl watched over by her dog as she sleeps and has two … Continue reading

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How to handle a museum object (carefully!)

Today we were training three of our Museum volunteers about how to correctly handle some of our fabulous museum objects. Museums look after and preserve objects for their communities so it is important that objects are handled carefully so that … Continue reading

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Bake off is back; so let’s get cooking 18th century style!

As followers of this blog will know many of the museum team have a healthy interest in cakes and that’s probably why one of our favourite objects is Elizabeth Raffald’s Cookbook from the late 18th century.  With the Great British … Continue reading

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All that glitters…

Today we are sharing with you a peak of Saturday’s Hands on History session, featuring some of the Museum’s collection of jewellery and ornaments from around the world. Such objects are beautiful to the eye and have been worn throughout human … Continue reading

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