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)

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.
Action Man

Palitoy : The Toys that shaped our childhoods.

  • 29 May — 26 July 2015 *on now

The Palitoy Exhibition is on tour from Leicestershire Museums. It tells the story of the Palitoy Firm and the toys it introduced to the world including Action Man and Tiny Tears. Also included are many other child hood favourites including those inspired by the film Star Wars. The exhibition incorporates opportunities for visitors to leave their own memories and to play board games. Bring your little ones to see the toys you used to play with.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Christobel's wedding dress

Wedding Dresses from Film and TV

  • 18 July — 6 September 2015

These exquisite outfits illustrate the changing fashions of the times from 1700s to the 1930s. The wealth of detail is amazing when they may only grace the screen for a few moments.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Admission, donations welcome.

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.
Market Place by Patty Townsend


  • 29 May — 5 July 2015 *on now

The Work exhibition features items from the museum’s art and photography session to look at the changing nature of work across the borough. The display also includes a specially commissioned film which presents the memories of workers from well known local companies like Sterling Metals, Abbey Hosiery and Clear Hooters. Visitors of all ages will enjoy joining our factory production line to make their own hooter.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Painting of Ropewalk Shopping Centre in Nuneaton by Sarah Moncrieff

Hidden Spaces by Sarah Moncrieff

  • 5 June — 19 July 2015 *on now

Sarah Moncrieff’s work is inspired by the urban spaces and environments which we often fail to notice. Her images include Coventry Ring Road and the BMW factory at Oxford. She has also cast her eye more locally to the borough including specially created works which feature local landmarks, including the Museum and Art gallery itself as well as Ropewalk.

Sarah was born in Birmingham and has lived in Coventry in the past. She now lives in Oxfordshire and mixes being an artist with teaching art and carrying out freelance legal work. Sarah hopes that by painting everyday urban scenes that visitors will look more closely at their surroundings and notice the spaces they usually ignore.

Sarah’s works are for sale. The exhibition incorporates a top trump game style which families can play.

Victorian Games

Victorian Games and Puzzles Event

  • 4 July 2015 11am-4pm *on now

Here is a chance for some real hands on fun involving spinning tops, jigsaw puzzles, marbles and clown clackers!

Join Kay Rouse as she invites both children and adults to try out some of the greatest games and puzzles of the Victorian period. Try your hand at games of skill and amusement and learn about the history behind some of the games. You might even recognise some of them from today. Younger visitors can also make and take home their own Victorian inspired Thaumatrope spinning toy.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Art Activities at the museum

Archaeology Week at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

  • 21 — 23 July 2015

Join the team at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery from 21 July to 23 July for some exciting FREE Make & Take activities on a Roman theme.
No booking required, just drop in from 10.30am to 3.30pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday - Make a Roman Helmet Mask
Wednesday - Make a Roman Shield
Thursday - Make a Roman Sword


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




024 7635 0720


024 763 43559

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.