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Up up and away!

With the recent cinema release of ‘The Aeronauts’ starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, we thought you might like to hear about a local ballooning adventure which may have influenced the film! Below is an extract from the Nuneaton Diary … Continue reading

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A School Blazer

Today we added a new item to our object collection at the Museum! This blazer was worn by Desmond Stewart Martin when he attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Nuneaton in the early 1950s. It has been donated to the Museum … Continue reading

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Not for the faint hearted…

Eeek, look away now if you don’t like spiders! I’ve been thinking about Halloween this week and thought a blog about spiders would therefore be very fitting. One of our less glamorous jobs at the Museum involves monitoring 26 insect … Continue reading

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Dress dating

Yesterday we invited Helen Johnson, Museum Development Officer, to Nuneaton Museum. We wanted her to help us date a beautiful black silk dress belonging to a local heritage group. Helen has an expertise in period costume and was looking at a number of features … Continue reading

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A welcome to our medal researchers

Today we have been very excited to welcome David, John and Mick from the ‘Orders and Medals Research Society’ to the Museum. They are helping us to find out more about our medals and check that the information we have … Continue reading

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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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