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Tours with Tootles

Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2017

A new audio tour for children aged 6 to 10 years, Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery. Launching Saturday 8 April.

Get a new angle on some of the collections in Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery with the help of a cuddly toy dog!    

As part of our ongoing Centenary celebrations we are launching a new exciting digital interactive audio tour for children and families. The narrator of the tour will take the form of a toy dog called Tootles. Edward Ferdinand Melly, the man who built the Museum, once owned a small Terrier dog called Tootles. Taking the perspective of Melly’s faithful companion, Tootles will give participants the opportunity to look at the collections from a new angle, and to provoke different questions and activities with our family audience. 


During the tour Tootles will keep you on your paws whilst continuing to use our collections to inspire, engage and entertain our audiences, just as his master Edward Melly intended!

You can borrow Tootles from the reception desk at the Museum & Art Gallery to begin your tour. The activity is free to use, we just require a deposit of official identification which can be collected at the end of the tour.

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Don’t forget! We have free children’s Make & Take activities throughout the Easter holidays and Bank Holidays! Activities run from 10:30am to 3:30pm. No booking necessary but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Donations are appreciated.

Tuesday 11 April: Create your own pop up giant.

Wednesday 12 April: Create a character finger puppet.

Thursday 13 April: Make a Dream Catcher.

Good Friday Bank Holiday 14 April: Make an Easter chick egg holder.

Bank Holiday Monday 17 April: Make a bouncing Easter Rabbit.

Tuesday 18 April:Make a giant’s mask

Wednesday 19 April:Make a pair of giant’s ears.

Thursday 20 April: Create your own walking giant.