Tag Archives: costume

Baby’s first shoes

This week I’m sharing items from one of our latest acquisitions, a collection of five pairs of baby’s shoes. The shoes were worn by Duncan Claridge who was born in Nuneaton in 1949. They date from the late 1940s and early … Continue reading

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Favourite Downton Abbey Costume Revealed!

As the new series of Downton Abbey begins on British television screens, Nuneaton Museum is looking back at the success of the recent costume exhibition ‘Dressing Downton’. Museum staff, volunteers and visitors were all sad to see the exhibition dismantled. … Continue reading

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A Happy Birthday to George Eliot!

Yesterday George Eliot turned 193! The local writer was born on South Farm on the Arbury Estate, Nuneaton, on the 22nd November 1819. To celebrate the anniversary of the writer’s birth, the museum brought out items from storage to enable visitors to … Continue reading

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Read All About It for Heritage Open Days!

A special Heritage Open Days event will be taking place on Sunday 9 September! From 11am to 1.30pm join two members of the Museum team at the Griff House Hotel in Nuneaton as they reveal the daily diary of Robert … Continue reading

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The Past Three Weeks

I have been volunteering at the Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery for the past three weeks and unfortunately Thursday was my last day. The team here have been so helpful in getting me experience in every aspect of the Museum, from exhibition … Continue reading

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Collections News: George Eliot’s boots now on display!

Here is your chance to see a fabulous pair of ankle boots that once belonged to the Nuneaton born writer, George Eliot. These boots are made from cream kid leather with silk bows. The boots are a size 5 and … Continue reading

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