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How sculpture is made

This week, we are really excited to be opening our first ever exhibition of sculpture from the Museum’s collection. A sculpture is a three-dimensional form. It is generally considered to be something unique that has been created to be visually … Continue reading

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Chapters XV11-XV11 Dairying a source of “worrit”.

When I read that Nancy is advised to begin dairying by her sister Priscilla I immediately brought my 21st century attitudes to bear.  I considered the difficulty of women of a certain class, finding pastimes to fill their hours particularly in … Continue reading

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Results from our Visitor Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed our survey about returning to visiting the museum.  It’s really helped us to finalise our plans for re-opening. Overall, most people wanted to see limited capacity at the museum and they also wanted to … Continue reading

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The First Mary Berry, Meet Elisabeth Raffald.

One of my favourite objects in the collection is a cookbook. It is called, “The Experienced English Housekeeper, For the use and ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks and &c” and was written by Elizabeth Raffald. Ours is the eighth edition … Continue reading

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Milk Memories

My one claim-to-fame is that a very young Sean Connery (the actor) used to help my Great Uncle on his milk round in Scotland! It means that I tend to notice news stories about milkmen. In recent years, milk delivery … Continue reading

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The Lost Castles of Weddington and Sudeley

Did you know that two castles once existed in Nuneaton? Weddington Castle was built by Thomas, Marquis of Dorset as a fortified residence. In 1491, he enclosed the entire manor of Weddington, turning the land over for cattle and turning … Continue reading

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Silas Marner, Chapters 13 and 14 “Wonder and Reflection” by Sarah Barnette

Wonder has long been regarded as the emotion underpinning all of humanity’s greatest achievements. It makes us think, ask questions, and try to answer them. It propels us forward. Religion, science, and art each stem from our capacity for wonder … Continue reading

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A Good Time for a Deep Clean

We are really looking forward to the Museum re-opening in the not too distant future. But in the meantime, we have been able to take advantage of our current closure to press on with our deep cleans. Deep cleaning in … Continue reading

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Melly Mini Blog 2. Melly the Builder

Welcome to the second mini blog relating to stories about the founder of Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Edward Melly. In 1893 Edward Melly was involved in the building of 70 miner’s cottages in Bermuda Village at £100 each. These … Continue reading

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More from our ‘Life in Lockdown’ Diarists…

A diary is a very special kind of writing that honestly records everyday life and notable events. And, as you know, we have recently been experiencing an event unlike any other! So, to mark National Writer’s Day this week, we … Continue reading

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