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Tick Tock, Tick Tock

One of the most familiar sounds in day to day life is the ticking of a clock. In fact it’s such a familiar sound that we often tune it out. Whilst thinking of objects that produce sound in preparation for … Continue reading

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New acquisition: Photographs from Alfred Conner & Co. Ltd.

We have recently acquired a wonderful collection of photographs taken in the 1970s at Alfred Conner & Co. Ltd. Alfred Conner & Co. Ltd. was founded in 1878 and had three factories and a warehouse in Nuneaton. Its Head Office … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas 17: Saturnalia

Saturnalia was a Roman festival timed for the dead of winter.  It was held to mark what they thought was the death and then rebirth of the sun.  This seven day festival of lights and roaring fires began on December … Continue reading

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Help Make Me Tick!

  Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery has launched a fundraising campaign to get Nuneaton’s Black Forest organ clock working again. Funds donated will restore the clock movement and organ, which plays German folk music. You can find out more and keep … Continue reading

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New Donations

Here are some recent donations to the Museum collection… Photograph showing a Sunday School treat parade, about 1920s. The Sunday school can be seen walking up Coleshill Road, Chapel End, holding the Chapel End Wesleyan Chapel banner. In front of … 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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Discover Dante at Nuneaton Museum

Hi my name is Robert and I am one of the Front of House Team at the Museum. Being an avid Dan Brown reader, I was thrilled to receive his new book Inferno. What I love about his books is … Continue reading

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Great British Bake off!

I like many of the team at the museum are a fan of the Great British Bake Off.  I was particularly interested in the piece about the history of the trifle broadcast last night.  Whilst we don’t have a copy … Continue reading

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Top 10 Objects on Display

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery would like to share the top 10 objects currently on display. Museum volunteer Pete first took a camera around the museum and snapped objects that stood out as interesting and inspiring items to him. The museum team then managed … Continue reading

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Geraint and Enid’s Journey Continues…

Nuneaton Museum Art Gallery have sent away an oil painting from the collection, to be re-glazed. ‘Geraint and Enid’ (1913) by Adrian Jones is earmarked to be displayed later in the year when the museum team will re-hang a wall in … Continue reading

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