You are here:

Latest news

Scenes of George Eliot Country at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Published on Friday, 1st November 2019

We are celebrating the bicentenary year of George Eliot’s birth! Join us to illuminate the places that made and inspired her from November 16 2019 - March 1 2020.

From rural life and places of poverty, to urban living and industry riches, come and discover more about George Eliot Country with this fantastic chance to view unseen objects from the Museum’s collection.

Time your visit to enjoy our extra special 200th Happy Birthday event on Friday 22 November. There’ll be a chance for a unique free guided tour around the Scenes of George Eliot Country exhibition, plus no celebration would be complete without cake!

Cllr Ian Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture says:

 ‘What an incredible opportunity for visitors to view the George Eliot Collection at the Museum; to take part in the celebration of her birth and find out more about the world famous novelist.’’

Can’t make it to the exhibition? Don’t fret; the new Pop-Up Museum display, located in Nuneaton Town Hall ground floor waiting area, will also be recognising the 200th birthday of George Eliot. Expect an enlightening display put together by volunteers of the Exploring Eliot project which aims to showcase the fantastic George Eliot collections at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Nuneaton Library and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

As with all our exhibitions, admission is FREE and there are other displays to enjoy during your visit.  Check out the Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery Facebook page for full details of the 200th Birthday celebrations.

For further information, please contact:

Lucy Morrison, Exhibition Officer

Tel: 024 7637 6035