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‘Hands on History’ - We’re going down the local!

Published on Tuesday, 16th August 2022

Saturday 20th August 2022, Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, 11am – 4pm

At this month’s ‘Hands on History’ session ‘We’re going down the local!’ Our drop-in handling session features museum objects related to the pub.  We will be exploring drinking items such as beer bottles, pub games such as dominoes and playing cards, and entertainment items such as a radio.

Visitors attending the session are invited to get hands-on with museum objects and find out about their uses. There’s a taster of some of the objects that you will be able to explore on our blog.

Our ‘Hands on History’ sessions are free and there is no need to book. Drop in anytime between 11am and 4pm in the Picture Gallery.

Councillor Sue Markham, Portfolio Holder for Public Services said:

“The museum’s 'Hands on History' sessions create the perfect opportunity for people to find out about history through exploring and handling of real museum objects.” 

Whilst at the museum, why not also check out our many varying exhibitions. 'Our sporting life' celebrates our local sporting achievements in honour of the Commonwealth Games being held in Birmingham. We have recently welcomed a series of costumes from the popular TV Drama series in our ‘Gentleman Jack’ exhibition. Our newest exhibition is ‘Stories of ornament’ by Louis Nye. This showcases a series of weavings that have been inspired by the collections and archives at the museum.

Our children’s craft activities are running all summer. Come along every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10.30am – 3.30pm. Each week has a different theme including magical journeys, fairy tales and animal magic. All activities are free and no booking is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Don't forget our FREE storytelling for Under 5s on Wednesday 17th August! Join Melly between 11.15am and 11.45am for an exciting story. Be prepared to join in, make some noise and have lots of fun. No booking required, just drop in. Weather permitting, we may head outside. Please ask at museum reception on the day. All children must be accompanied by an adult.