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.
Image of wooden carved box in the form of a leopard's head

Thinking about World Culture Objects.

  • 8 July — 1 October 2017 *on now

This experimental exhibition uses films to explore the objects. Are they functional, ceremonial, artistic or all of these things. What do they represent. How will you see them? This exhibition includes activities for children

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free but donations welcomed

Image of tapestry by Beryl Hammill On the Garden under the Sea

Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water

  • 15 July — 10 September 2017 *on now

This exhibition features small scale tapestry pieces from artists from the USA, Australia and the U.K The pieces show a variety of tapestry techniques. They were inspired by the landscape or the elements earth, air, fire and water.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free but donations welcomed.

Image of one of the Poldark costumes

Dressing the women from Poldark

  • 22 July — 10 August 2017 *on now

A unique opportunity to see outfits created by Cosprop which have been worn by Demelza, Elisabeth, Caroline and Verity. These historically accurate creations are the work of designers, tailors, seamstresses and other specialists.
There will be activities for children to keep younger visitors occupied.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.
Kayleigh and younger visitor are doing a craft activity together

Free Children's Activity - Make a Roman Mosaic Plate

  • 26 July 2017 10:30am-3:30pm *on now

Younger visitors can drop in and make a Roman mosaic plate to celebrate the Festival of Archaeology. All activities take around 20 minutes. At busy times you may be asked to wait. All children should be accompanied by an adult

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Free but donations welcomed

Dad and child make something together

Free Children's Activity - Create a pop up castle and knight.

  • 27 July 2017 10:30am-3:30pm

Younger visitors can drop in and make a pop up castle and knight to celebrate the Festival of Archaeology. All activities take around 20 minutes. At busy times you may be asked to wait. All children should be accompanied by an adult

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Free but donations welcomed.

A family enjoy making things together at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Free Children's Activity - Cut and colour a lady or gentleman costume doll.

  • 1 August 2017 10:30am-3:30pm

Younger visitors can drop in and make a costume doll to accompany our exhibition of Poldark Costumes. Activities generally take around 20 minutes. at busy times you may be asked to wait. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Free but donations are welcomed

Kayleigh doing carft with a younger visitor

Free Children's Activity - Make a Thaumatrope

  • 2 August 2017 10:30am-3:30pm

Children can drop in today and make a thaumatrope a toy popular in Georgian times. this activity accompanies our Poldark Costume exhibition Activities generally take around 20 minutes. At busy times you may be asked to wait. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Free but donations welcomed

Mum and child enjoy an activity at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Free Children's Activity-Make a Cornish tin miner's lamp

  • 3 August 2017 10:30am-3:30pm

Younger visitors can drop in and make a Cornish tin miners lamp to accompany the museum's exhibition of Poldark Costumes. Activities generally take around 20 minutes. at busy times you may be asked to wait. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Free but donations are welcomed

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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