Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

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

Website

www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/index.asp?pgid=2457

E-mail

museum@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk

Telephone

024 7635 0720

Fax

024 763 43559

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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.

Exhibition: The Bede Art Group

  • 11 October — 7 December 2014 *on now

You're never too old to have a go! That's the message behind this exhibition of paintings. Supported by artist Stuart Ritchie these retirement village residents have taken up their pencils, brushes and palettes to form the Bede Art Group, and they prove to us all that you are never too old to get involved in the arts.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Admission is Free

Website

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

The JHB Archive - Jo Gane

  • 1 November — 14 December 2014 *on now

A new exhibition, “The JHB Archive” has opened at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery based on the life of Julian Henry Beck. Do you remember him?
Jo Gane's exhibition is inspired by objects belonging to Julian Henry Beck (1914-2012) which were found when she moved into his former house in Nuneaton in 2012. Jo discovered that Beck had been an artist, photographer and engineer. As a tribute to him, she has created this fascinating photographic archive of the things he left behind in the house. For Jo, these are more like finds from an archaeological dig rather than left-behind junk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free

Website

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

East Midlands Monochrome Group

  • 22 November 2014 — 4 January 2015

Monochrome is alive and well in the East Midlands! This selection of black and white images produced by the Northamptonshire-based photography club proves that. The group includes a healthy mix of members using both traditional darkroom methods as well as digital technology. Subjects range widely from architecture to landscape, portraits to still life.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry to the museum 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.

Storytelling For Under 5's

  • 17 December 2014 11:15-11:45am

Join Melly for a special story on the third Wednesday of every month. Be prepared to join in, make some noise and have lots of fun! Sessions are FREE and run between 11.15am and 11.45am. No booking is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Upcoming Sessions include:

Melly Goes To School
Wednesday, 17 September
Today is a big adventure! Melly heads off to school for the first time and lots of new friends are waiting to meet him.

Melly and the Flood
Wednesday, 15 October
Melly finds a giant picture at the Museum. But what are all the animals in it?

Melly the Inventor
Wednesday, 19 November
Melly loves science and invents an amazing machine!

Melly's Christmas Visitor
Wednesday, 17 December
Melly was expecting Santa but someone else turns up needing his help.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

Admission is Free and no booking is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Website

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

Hands on History Sessions

  • 20 December 2014 11am-4pm

Get hands on with Museum objects every third Saturday of the month! Join one of our Museum Access Assistants as they spotlight items from the Museum's collections.

Upcoming Sessions:

Face the Music
Saturday, 15 November
From drums to nose flutes, get hands on with some fantastic artefacts associated with music and music making.

Celebration and Commemoration
Saturday, 20 December
Find out about objects that have been produced to commemorate a festival, celebration or annual event from across the world.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/info/200259/museum_and_art_gallery/163/museum_and_art_gallery_events/3

Picasso's Guernica - Friday Lunchtime Talk

  • 28 November 2014 12:30-1:30pm

We are delighted to welcome back Professor Anthony Slinn for another of his wonderfully engaging talks. Anthony visits Guernica, New York and Madrid, taking you behind the scenes to show you the creation of Picasso's famous painting and its journey around the globe.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is free but booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book a free place call 024 7635 0720.

Website

http://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/info/200259/museum_and_art_gallery/163/museum_and_art_gallery_events/2

Christmas Readings

  • 12 December 2014 12:30-1:30pm

Geoff Hales presents a popular programme of favourite comic, traditional and sentimental Christmas poems and prose, rounding off with a reading of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is free but booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book a free place call 024 7635 0720.

Website

http://www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/info/200259/museum_and_art_gallery/163/museum_and_art_gallery_events/2

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