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Nuneaton Abbey & The Birth of a Town

Published on Wednesday, 22nd December 2021

Come and explore the rich history of Nuneaton Abbey in our white gallery! Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 24 December 2021 – 6 March 2022

Drawing on historical research,  museum archaeological collections and featuring specially commissioned artwork this exhibition explores the significance of one of the most important buildings to have existed in Nuneaton and examines the lives of the people who lived there.

In January 2022 it will also feature the loan of The Nuneaton Book, a medieval manuscript from The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The exhibition is part of a wider community project about Nuneaton Abbey which will be running until June 2022 in partnership with St Mary’s Abbey Church, Nuneaton. This exhibition is supported with funding from Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants.

Councillor Sue Markham, Portfolio Holder for Public Services stated:

‘There is so much to discover in this wonderful exhibition about Nuneaton Abbey! Take some time to explore the story behind such a significant building in the town’s history. Explore an incredible collection of artifacts and experience the sounds and smells of medieval Nuneaton. Not to be missed!’.

The Museum is open Tuesday 10.30am to 4.30pm, Wednesday 10.30am to 4.30pm, Thursday (downstairs and tearoom only) 10.30 - 4.30pm, Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm and Saturday 10.30 - 4.30pm. FREE admission but donations welcome.

The Museum will be closed from December 25th through to December 31st inclusive. The Museum will re-open with normal opening times on 1st January 2022