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Hands on History Labour of the Land

Continuing our series of Digital Hands on History posts, we’ve decided to take a step back and give you the full Labour of the Land experience you will have missed out on in March. It seems especially fitting, now, given … Continue reading

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Labour of the Land

Our Hands on History session this month was scheduled for Saturday March 21st and was to focus on some of the Museum’s collection of agricultural tools and objects. In light of the present situation, however, we’ve decided that it will … Continue reading

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Unmasking the Museum’s Masks

This striking mask, with its bold pigments and prominent nose, stared up at me as I was looking for objects in preparation for our upcoming Hands on History session. It comes from New Guinea and was likely made for the … Continue reading

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A Very Purple Hands on History

This month we returned to a colour theme for our monthly Hands on History and we would like to thank all of you who visited us us on Saturday the 16th of November. We had our usual wide and surprising … Continue reading

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Set in Stone

This month our Hands on History session absolutely rocked – that is, by being about objects made out of rock. Now, you may think you know just about everything that can be made from stone, but some of our objects … 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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Green!

A curious collection of objects awaits you at this month’s Hands on History session on the 16th of March! In light of our own efforts to enhance our sustainability and in anticipation of St Patrick’s Day, we’re going green with … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to revisit Christmas memories.

The November Hands on History session saw the, perhaps early,¬†showing of some of the Museum’s more¬†seasonal collection items. Some of the standouts included a silk postcard sent home from ‘somewhere in France’ circa 1914 as well as a splendid example … Continue reading

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Puzzle Jugs!

It always surprises me what weird and wonderful things one can find while searching through the Museum’s collections. While locating items for our upcoming Journeys themed Hands on History Session (on the 15th of September if you would like to … Continue reading

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In Commemoration – Nuneaton Charter Day 1907

I’m really looking forward to our next Hands on History session on Saturday 18 March, which explores objects from the museum collections created specifically to commemorate events of local and national significance. An object I am excited to share with … Continue reading

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