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Take a journey beneath the surface at Hands on History session

Published on Tuesday, 14th November 2023

Museum staff with Hands-on-History poster

Come along to Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday, 18 November, for the latest object handling session.

Museum access assistants will be exploring artefacts connected to coal mining, from underground telephones to safety equipment and protest leaflets.

Did you know that in 1911, one third of Nuneaton’s male workforce were employed as miners?

The 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 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 check out the temporary exhibitions?

Jeudis – Different but the Same, is a display by an art group with a love of textile craft, who have produced vastly different works.

The Seasons II is a return of our popular exhibition that features items related to Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter across the museum’s collections.

Our newest exhibition, opening on 18 November, is The Shores of Infant Sea showcasing oil paintings by author Rachel Shirley.

They feature in her three children’s books, Katie’s Magic Teapot and the Cosmic Pandas, Katie and the Cosmic Pandas’ Deep Sea Voyage and Ben’s Little Big Adventure.

For opening hours, visit our Museum & Art Gallery webpage.