Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

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The Museum and Art Gallery is set in the beautiful Riversley Park and has three galleries which house regularly changing temporary and touring art exhibitions. We also have galleries devoted to permanent displays of local author George Eliot, local history and our fine art collection.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Museum & Tearoom Opening Times:
Tuesday - Saturday 10.30-16.30
Sunday 14.00-16.30
Bank Holiday Mondays

Closed: Monday (except Bank Holidays)

Admission charges

Admission Free

Collection details

Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Industry, Literature, Personalities, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Interactive object shown is one fo the items on loan from Techniquest

Techniquest - Forces

  • 16 September — 5 November 2017 *on now

Full of family-friendly hands-on excitement for all ages! The science-based fun is packed with curious snippets of information – learn how air can keep a ball in the air, or even how pendulums work! As with all our shows entry to this exhibition is free to members of the public, however there is a small charge to school groups for this exhibition to cover staff costs. Members of the public are advised to visit this show Friday - Sunday, or after 3.30pm Tuesday - Thursday. This is to avoid coinciding with a booking, as the exhibition will be closed to the public when pre-booked groups are present. Full access to the public during half-term (Tuesday 24 October to Friday 27 October).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is free to members of the public. Please contact the Musuem to arrange group bookings.

artwork by David Beaumont

David Beaumont - Naked Town

  • 7 October — 10 December 2017 *on now

Local artist David Beaumont exhibits a series of drawings which show local buildings in various states of ruin. David’s work relates to capitalism and he sees them as presenting a different perspective on the urban environment. What do they make you think about when you look at them? Do you recognize the various scenes these drawings depict?

Alongside David’s work will be artwork from the Museum’s own collection. Can you see similarities in the themes they depict? Are there comparisons to be made between the works of the different artists?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is free.

Website

http://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/museum

TAKE 6 Craft Show

TAKE 6 Craft Show

  • 4 November — 17 December 2017

Arriving just in time for Christmas gift shopping, this exhibition shows the work of six artists and craft makers.

It has been curated by Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery to showcase a broad range of ‘must have’ crafts in a variety of materials.

Artists included in the show are Claire Botterill, Claire Brierley, Jo Lovell, John Commane, Michala Gyetvai and Val Hunt.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

http://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/museum

Sacrifice: Stories of Bravery and Resilience after Recent Conflicts.

Sacrifice: Stories of Bravery and Resilience after Recent Conflicts.

  • 11 November 2017 — 1 January 2018

This show of compelling films show men and women whose lives have been affected by serving in recent conflicts, or by supporting someone who did.

Veterans talk about overcoming their injuries and struggles whilst other soldiers are still on a journey to recovery.

This exhibition is on tour from Astley Hall Museum & Art Gallery. It was created as a tribute to those whose lives have been affected while serving their country.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Artwork by Sharon Baker

Sharon Baker – Manhole Covers: Pictures Beneath Your Feet

  • 16 December 2017 — 28 January 2018

Bold and colourful images fill the room for this unusually-themed show. Drain covers, hydrants and boundary boxes are part of the often overlooked scenes we see everyday, yet their designs are creatively celebrated in this fun show.

Bold gestures and vibrant colours make the well-known designs appear less familiar – these artworks are sure to have you spotting manhole covers all the way home!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

http://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/museum

Artwork part of Object Relations exhibition

Object Relations: Images in photography and painting

  • 23 December 2017 — 11 February 2018

Photographs and paintings of everyday objects are displayed alongside each other in this exciting 2-person show. Artists Christian Mieves and Euripides Altintzoglou present a body of work which plays with ideas of uncertainty and surprise. The images exhibited show objects which should be familiar to the viewer, yet they are depicted in a way which makes the items less easy to understand and recognise. Does this show make you think differently about the way objects are usually represented in pictures? Are you mostly looking at the object or at the image? What do these images say to you?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

http://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/museum

Artwork in Subjectively Objective

Subjectively Objective

  • 6 January — 11 February 2018

Recent graduates of North Warwickshire and Hinckley College present this selection of photographs of different places. Some are abstract, and it is difficult to recognise the type of scene shown. Others focus in on a specific place or section of an area and the great news is that they’re all for sale!

The artists include Jasmine Gandy and Gayle Baker, who both obtained their degree in Visual Media from Coventry University having studied the course through North Warwickshire & Hinckley College.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

http://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/museum

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Portraits winner image

British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition 2016

  • 16 September — 29 October 2017 *on now

Now on tour, this show is a celebration of British wildlife, as well as a showcase for the country’s leading nature photographers and we hope you are both captivated and impressed by this delightful display. This highly acclaimed exhibition includes photography from categories such as ‘Wild Woods’, ‘Coast and Marine’, ‘British seasons and ‘Botanical Britain’.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is free.

Free Museum Object Handling Session – Alm Houses to Castles

  • 21 October 2017 11am-4pm *on now

A session focused on historic buildings of Nuneaton and Bedworth including Bedworth Alms Houses, Astley Castle, Arbury Hall, Griff House and Nuneaton Priory. Reflected through objects related to each of these historic buildings, this session will explore their history. Objects will include photographs, ceramics, drawings, paintings and where possible objects used at the sites.

All object handling sessions are FREE. No booking is required, just drop in! Museum admission FREE. Donations welcome.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.facebook.com/nuneatonmuseum

Free October Half Term Fun – Techniquest: Forces

  • 24 — 27 October 2017

Although the new term has just started, we know you’re looking forward to half term already. If you’re already planning for October half term, why not drop in to Nuneaton Museum to check out our interactive exhibition, Techniquest – Forces. It’s full of family-friendly hands-on excitement for all ages! The science-based fun is packed with curious snippets of information – learn how air can keep a ball in the air, or even how pendulums work! Full public access to the exhibition is available during half-term (Tuesday 24 October to Friday 27 October). No need to book, just drop in between 10:30am and 4:30pm. Our exhibitions are free and donations are welcome.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.facebook.com/nuneatonmuseum

Free Saturday Event Day – First World War

  • 11 November 2017 11am-4pm

Tobias Albert Ringwood will be on hand as a Recruiting Sergeant from 1915. Tobias will introduce you to a range of equipment from the First World War and try to convince you to join up. There will also be a chance to find out more about an exhibition which the museum is planning for next year about the 2 Victoria Cross Medal winners from the area. Come along and help us to decide what should be in this show. This is a scratch show which means that we are testing ideas so that our visitors can experience them and give their feedback. No need to book, just drop in between 11am and 4pm. Our event days are free and all are welcome.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.facebook.com/nuneatonmuseum

Free Lunchtime Talk – Kathryn Hughes - Victorians Undone

  • 17 November 2017 12:30-1:30pm

We tend to think of the Victorians as cut off from their bodies, keen to hide troublesome flesh under crinolines and fancy waistcoats. But, as Kathryn Hughes reveals in this fascinating illustrated talk, our great great great grandparents were as obsessed with their physical selves as today’s Selfie Generation. Come along to discover what Darwin really thought about his beard and why George Eliot was proud that her right hand was bigger than her left. Talks run from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Booking is essential as places are limited. To book a free place, please call the museum on 024 7637 6158 or pop into the main reception.

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.facebook.com/nuneatonmuseum

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery
Riversley Park
Coton Road
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV11 5TU
England

Website

www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/info/200259/museum_and_art_gallery/62/visiting_the_museum_and_art_gallery

E-mail

museum@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk

Telephone

024 7637 6158

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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