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Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery’s event inspired by flowers

Published on Tuesday, 28th February 2023

Hands on History

Riversley Park’s stunning spring flower displays are the inspiration for this month’s ‘Hands on History’ session on Saturday, 11 March.

‘In Bloom’ celebrates the return of Spring and the blooming flora it brings. At the session, we will be exploring a wide range of flower-related objects from the Museum’s collection. The theme covers objects ranging from ceramics and textiles, to brickwork, photography and jewellery.

Come and find out how flowers are used as a decorative motif in many art forms and by many different cultures throughout history. Get hands on with a cowrie shell bracelet, a mirror frame and other beautifully crafted items.

Our ‘Hands on History’ events represent a unique opportunity to handle some of the wonderful artefacts from the Museum’s collections. The sessions are free and there is no need to book. Drop in anytime between 11am and 4pm 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? There is still the chance to view again a smaller version of our 2020 ‘Nuneaton Blitz’ exhibition which gives a vivid picture of the bombing in Nuneaton during the Second World War. ‘Hexachrome Sprawl’ by Mark Scammell features a series of cross-stich works as well as gouache paintings and back-stitched works. Do not forget our ‘Take 5’ exhibition is now open with many different artworks and crafts available to purchase.