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Immerse yourself in a world of masks and intriguing stories at our next Hands on History session at the Museum

Published on Wednesday, 7th June 2023

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Join us at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday, 17 June, to get hands-on with the Museum’s collection of masks from around the world.

The event will focus on two main purposes of masks: disguise and protection. Featuring examples of ritual and dance masks, along with surgical and gas masks, we look forward to sharing their fascinating history with you.

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 11:00am and 4:00pm 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 visit our temporary exhibitions? The fantastic ‘Festival of Arts: Craft and Needlework’ exhibition celebrates the wonderful achievements of local makers of all ages. The craft segment features a variety of disciplines; from textiles, ceramics, and sculpture, to woodcraft, model making and collage.

It includes a collection of locally-made masks. Wild Colour!, created by Blue Tokay, is a brand-new exhibition combining stunning photographs of animals with the science of colour. Where Did You Get That Hat? is a fun and interactive exhibition exploring the diverse range of headwear in the Museum’s collection.

Visit our Museum & Art Gallery webpage for opening hours.