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Hands on History

Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016

Did you know that over 200 years ago, Silk Ribbon Weaving was one of the major industries within Nuneaton and Bedworth?


Saturday’s Hands on History session explores the history of a once prolific creative and skilful industry. 

Silk Threads
Saturday 21 May
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery
11am - 4pm

Discover and get hands on with some beautiful examples of local ribbon weaving including ribbon samples, silk pictures and woven bookmarks. Appreciate pieces from our collection highlighting the decorative and practical uses of ribbon such as a stunning ribbon waistcoat and a baby’s matinee coat. Tools of the trade on display will include an amazing weaver’s lamp and hand loom shuttles. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Hands on History sessions are free and there is no need to book. Just drop in between 11am to 4pm in the Museum’s Picture Gallery.