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Learning with the museum

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery offers a range of activities, sessions and resources for learning to groups of all ages.


Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery provides a unique opportunity for your pupils. Our programme of school resources offer a range of supported and self led activities to help make the most of the Museum. Advance booking is essential for all schools wanting to make a group visit. The more we know about your requirements and pupil needs, the easier it is for us to provide a memorable visit.


Special Learning Days in November

What was it like to be a British soldier in the trenches of the First World War? How dangerous was it? Where did soldiers sleep? What did they eat? What did they wear? Using a mix of original and reproduction uniforms, equipment, images and documents, this interactive workshop explores the everyday life of a soldier.  This workshop also provides hands on activities allowing your pupils to:

  • Dress as a First World War soldier
  • Get hands on with equipment and artefacts
  • Discover the stories behind two local soldiers
  • Find out about the Home Front and the role played by women in the First World War

The workshops are fully led by an experienced reenactor and based along the guidelines of the National Curriculum. As this workshop is interactive it is also suited to younger children and SEN pupils who would benefit from a multi sensory experience which uses smell, touch and sound. Advance booking is essential as places are limited.  We recommend morning booking slots of 10.30am to 12pm and afternoon slots of 1pm to 2.30pm.  Cost of sessions is £3 per pupil. Maximum group size is 30 pupils.  Minimum £50 session payable by invoice / cheque in advance. 5 working days cancellation period.

Whilst visiting your pupils can also visit our exhibition ‘For Valour’ which focuses on two soldiers from Nuneaton and Bedworth who each won the Victoria Cross during the First World War.


Handling Boxes

Our Handling Boxes contain a collection of replica and genuine artefacts, documents and images and are designed for respectful handling. The Handling Boxes cover themes such as Homelife, Second World War, Childhood Past and Present and Victorian Toys and Games. Guidelines for getting the most out of the boxes are also provided. Each box costs £13.15 per half-term.


Join in with our FREE Saturday Event Days. Meet a character from history, listen to a story or work with an artist. These special days promise lots of interest and entertainment for everyone. View our What's On guide for details.

Get hands on with Museum objects every third Saturday of the month. Join one of our Museum Access Assistants as they spotlight objects from the Museum's collections. See the What's On guide for details.

Under 5s can enjoy a range of activities throughout the museum. Colour in, dress up or make some noise with our musical instruments and rhymes! Regular storytelling sessions are held at the museum on:

  • Third Wednesday of every month between 11.15am and 11.45am

Our new Museum Explorers packs provide resources for under 5s to explore the Museum in lots of different ways. Ask for details at Museum reception.


The Museum's Lunchtime Talks programme provides the perfect opportunity to meet with others and learn about new topics. The current programme is listed in our What's On guide. To book a FREE place please telephone, email or pop into the main Museum reception.

Last updated Thursday, 11th October 2018

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