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‘Hands on History’ Through the Looking Glass

Published on Wednesday, 16th November 2022

Saturday, 19 November 2022 at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, 11am to 3:30pm

Are you ready to go through the looking glass? Well, you can at this month’s ‘Hands on History’ session at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery.

This month’s handling session showcases a range of items that people have used while getting ready, from mirrors to lipsticks, hair slides, armlets and intricate beaded necklaces.

We will take you on a journey through objects from across the world, exploring how different people have gotten ready for their day and how this may be similar or different to your own experiences. We look forward to welcoming you to this session and invite you to handle objects and share in their stories.

Our ‘Hands on History’ sessions are free and there is no need to book. Drop in anytime between 11am and 3:30pm in the Picture Gallery.

Cllr Sue Markham, Portfolio Holder for Public Services, said:

“The Museum’s handling sessions enable visitors to feel the excitement of real history in their hands.” 

While at the Museum, why not also check out our temporary exhibitions. ‘Mid Century Mastery’ is now on display until Saturday, 10 December. This explores the work of Edward Hellawell, former Head of Nuneaton Art School.

There is also the chance to view again a smaller version of our 2020 Nuneaton Blitz exhibition, which give a vivid picture of the bombing in Nuneaton during the Second World War.

Do not forget our newest exhibition ‘Near Belonging’ which features extraordinary historic photographs found by chance by builders, alongside a touching film that explores them.