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Free Children's Make 'n' Take Activities

Come join in the fun during February Half Term Holiday.

FREE activities on Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 February.  Just drop in from 11am until 3.30pm.

We are really excited about lots of new free activities that we have introduced around the museum. No Booking required, just drop in.  All activities are FREE but donations welcomed.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Look out for new QR codes throughout the museum’s rooms. These can be scanned on your smart phone and will take you direct to on-line blogs, object films, art jigsaws and more
  • Our Local History Gallery now features a new film about Nuneaton entertainer Larry Grayson. Larry presented TV’s Generation Game between 1978 and 1982. In this gallery, you can also measure yourself against the height of the flood waters that Nuneaton has experienced over the years
  • Help! Some nutcracker soldiers have escaped the Christmas Tree. Can you spot where the colourful characters are hiding
  • Museum trails are available

Storytelling for under 5s 

Join us on the third Thursday of every month for storytelling between 11.15am and 11.45am.  Be prepared to join in, make some noise and have some fun!

 No need to book just drop in. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Friday Lunchtime Talk

  • 10 February 2023 at 12.30pm to 1.30pm

           Newdigate Colliery - John Burton

 Local historian John Burton has prepared a special presentation for the 40th Anniversary of the closing of the colliery.  This includes pictures and facts, above and below ground, reflecting on a way of life for over 1700 workers which has disappeared in a generation.  To book a place call the Museum on 024 7637 6158 or email  Places are free but donations are welcomed.  Booking is essential as places are limited. 


Hands on History Session

  • Saturday, 21 January 2023 - 11am until 3.30pm

            A Welcoming Light

It's a new year, meaning time to reflect and look forward.  Light a candle and discover items relating to self-care including lamps, soaps and other indulgences of time gone by.  Just pop along and meet one of our Museum Access Assistants.  FREE but donations are welcomed.




Last updated Friday, 20th January 2023

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