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.
Image of old certificate from Festival of Arts

Platinum Anniversary - 70 Years of Nuneaton Festival of Arts

  • 3 February — 25 March 2018 *on now

Festival of Arts is celebrating its 70th year in 2018. To mark this significant event it has worked with Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery to create a special exhibition. The exhibition will highlight the importance of Festival of Arts in local peoples’ lives, look back over some memorable exhibitions and hopefully inspire people to take part in the future. Anyone interested in taking part in this year’s Festival of Arts may want to pay a visit to this show on Saturdays (10.30 am – 12pm) or Thursdays (1.30pm – 4pm). During these times member of the Festival of Arts Team will be here ready to chat with visitors who want to know a little more.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Exhibition Poster

Festival of Arts - Art Section

  • 17 February — 18 March 2018 *on now

Now that you’ve whet your appetite with our ‘Festival of Arts’ themed show on the Landing Gallery, why not pay a visit to the first of this year’s Festival of Arts Sections. Oil paintings, watercolours and drawings are usually in the line-up of this exciting annual favourite.The work is often for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry to view the exhibiiton is free.

Hayward Touring logo

Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.U.N

  • 24 March — 13 May 2018

Dynamic images by a pioneer of Pop Art fill this exhibition with colour and energy. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi selfstyled himself the ‘wizard in Toytown’ and, looking at the clashes of imagery and colour, viewers might be inclined to agree. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this exciting selection of work by such an influential artist.
A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Exhibition Poster

Festival of Arts - Photography Section

  • 24 March — 22 April 2018

This wonderful exhibition can’t fail to please with the huge variety of photographs usually brought in. This exhibition always boasts great diversity of images from talented local photographers. Not to forget they’re often on sale for reasonable prices – perfect for sprucing up a wall in time for the summer!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry to view the exhibition is free.

Photograph form 'Night Lands'

Claire Elizabeth Ferguson: Night Lands

  • 31 March — 7 May 2018

Polaroids, traditional photographs and found objects bring this show to life. For ‘Night Lands’, Claire explored the work of her late father who travelled to many different places before she was born. Exploring his work has led her to create pieces that reveal how different places change over time, whilst documenting her journey of discovering more about her father.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is free.

Festival of Arts - Craft and Needlecraft

Festival of Arts - Craft and Needlecraft Sections

  • 28 April — 20 May 2018

Mixed media, embroidery and soft toys are just some of the crafts which local makers present in this diverse and creative show. The items on display vary from delicately intricate to vibrant and full of energy. It’s not hard to see the pleasure people have had making their creations, which often adds to the experience of those who visit. Come and explore this Aladdin’s Cave of all things craft and needlecraft.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

Crime and Punishment Exhibition

Crime and Punishment

  • 12 May — 1 July 2018

All rise…and make their way to the Museum for this blood-curdling show. This exhibition has it all – death, theft and some pretty tough judgements. The borough has its fair share of crime stories and we present a select few for you to preside over. Some past visitors to the Museum may remember ‘Blab’, an experimental show where we sought opinions on the mini-displays we created. This exhibition builds further on this idea, as the stories will once again be competing for your feedback. Come and give us your judgement to help us shape future displays. This show is set to be great fun for old and young alike. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the boroughs goings-on, or to have your say about what you’d like to see more of. And of course it’s also a chance to spark the kids curiosity with gruesome tales about their local area.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

Linda Barlow Exhibition

Linda Barlow: Searching For The Invisible Woman

  • 19 May — 15 July 2018

For Linda Barlow “it became evident many middle-aged women felt they were becoming invisible as they aged. Their hair was going grey, their skin was becoming more sallow, they were bumped into in the street”. ‘Searching For The Invisible Woman’ includes textiles, shrines and even an animation – all informed by Linda’s considerations about the middle-aged woman in todays society. Linda conducted questionnaires and interviews with middle-aged women from a variety of backgrounds to inform her work. She hopes that this exhibition will celebrate the experience of women at a time of their lives that brings great change and the possibility of reinvention.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

Art Alert Exhibition

Art Alert: A Decade of Doorways

  • 26 May — 8 July 2018

Art Alert is 10 years old! This well-known art group will have its 10th Birthday in 2018 and this exhibition celebrates the many changes and challenges of the group’s first decade. The group have all decided to respond to the theme of ‘doorways’, and the artwork on display will showcase how members of the group have responded to this theme in a variety of media. Fittingly, the term doorway might refer to a transition or a new beginning – reflecting the times of transition which this wonderful collection of artists have worked through together. Heres to the next 10 years!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

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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