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From 1917 – Celebrating 100 years of Nuneaton Museum

Published on Thursday, 13th April 2017

Hands on History Saturday 15th April Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 11am - 4pm

Take a journey with us to 1917 as we celebrate a hundred years since Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery opened its doors to its first visitors! 

Beaded snake

Discover how the Museum has changed in a century and handle objects from the Museum collections that are a hundred years old, including a certificate of shares in Stanley Bros, a beautiful beaded snake handmade by a Turkish prisoner of war (above), and a memorial death plaque for Bedworth soldier Harry Poole, killed in action in 1917. 

Hands on History sessions are free and there is no need to book. Drop in between 11am to 4pm in the Picture Gallery. 

Don’t forget we are open all day on Bank Holiday Monday from 10.20am. Younger visitors can make and take home a bouncing Easter rabbit. There is the opportunity to view our fantastic exhibition ‘The BFG In Pictures’ featuring artwork by artist Quentin Blake and also see the Craft section of Festival of Arts in our Yellow Gallery.

Children’s Easter holiday activities continue from Tuesday to Thursday from 10.30am to 3.30pm. On Tuesday make a giant’s mask, Wednesday make a pair of giants ears to wear and on Thursday create your own walking giant. The workshops are drop in but all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Don’t forget our FREE storytelling for Under 5s on Wednesday 19th April. Join Melly between 11.15am and 11.45am for a by the Sea. Be prepared to join in, make noise and have lots of fun. No booking required, just drop in. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 


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