Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

Museum building
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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)

Christmas Closure:
Closed from 4.30pm on Friday 23 December and re-opening on Saturday 31 December. Open New Year’s Day. Open as normal from Tuesday 3 January 2017.

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.
A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London

A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London - J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere: Hairstyles and Headdresses

  • 3 December 2016 — 22 January 2017 *on now

Showing elaborate sculptural forms of hairstyles, this touring exhibition celebrates the work of Nigerian photographer J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, who died in 2014. Ojeikere is widely regarded as one of the most important photographers to emerge from Africa in the last 60 years.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Entry is Free.

Art Alert

Art Alert - Where The Mood Takes Us

  • 17 December 2016 — 22 January 2017 *on now

Where The Mood Takes Us includes a wide variety of artworks in different mediums. The show explores the way in which a viewer can have an emotional response to artwork. Do these pieces bring to mind memories of the past? Do they make you think about your dreams for the future? These are the issues that local group Art Alert has considered in the development and selection of this body of work. Why not come and see if your mood changes when you set your eyes on this great winter show!

Suitable for

  • Any age


Entry is Free.

Kunjan Thankey exhibition

Kunjan Thankey – Following Every Possibility

  • 17 December 2016 — 12 February 2017 *on now

Bright colours and lively scenes are the order of the day for artist Kunjan Thankey. This selection of fun and creative paintings are sure to bring smiles to all the family. Kunjan believes art is about wonder and mystery and when she is making her work, there is no predesigned image in her mind about how the painting will turn out. To Kunjan, there is fun in the not knowing.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Entry is free.

Festival of Arts - ART Section

  • 28 January — 26 February 2017

Nuneaton Festival of Arts is back!
The first section to be shown at the Museum is Art, filling both the Yellow and White Galleries and offering something for everyone. Work is made by adults and children from across the Borough. The show offers a great variety of subjects too! The Art Section includes class categories such as Landscape, Portrait and Fantasy and there will also be work for sale in the show.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Entry is Free.

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




024 7635 0720


024 763 43559

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