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.
Costly as Silver by Lindsey Marshall

Lindsey Marshall: Word & Image

  • 21 November 2015 — 7 February 2016 *on now

Lindsey Marshall makes beautiful textile and paper-based works. These pieces are inspired by sayings or stories, or fragments of conversation. The show uses shapes and colours to communicate meanings which may not necessarily be understood through words and in this way Lindsey explores the relationships between word and image.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Exhibition: PROTEST

  • 5 December 2015 — 14 February 2016 *on now

What do you care about? What are you against? Featuring an animated film-work, which has been specially made for the show, this exhibition explores the theme of protest within both a historical and contemporary context. Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery has worked in collaboration with a group of young people to produce the exhibition and the show includes objects from the museum’s collection alongside the newly made film.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free.

Website

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

Encounters: Photograph albums and their stories

  • 19 December 2015 — 7 February 2016 *on now

This touring exhibition presents photographs and photo albums dating back to the 1850s. Photographs on display have been selected from a collection of over 600 photo albums from the Royal Engineers Museum and the show will depict various scenes from Africa, Asia and the Near East. Come and explore this intriguing mixture of private photography and commercial prints and postcards.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

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

Artwork by Julie-Ann Simms

Julie-Ann Simms: Imaginary Friend

  • 20 February — 3 April 2016

Who has imaginary friends and where do they come from?
Did you have an imaginary friend when you were a child?
In 2014 Julie-Ann started a project called ‘Imaginary Friend’ with these questions in mind.
This exhibition now displays a selection of paintings and drawings which resulted from this project, and revisits the feelings and emotions associated with childhood.

Julie-Ann hopes to share a way of exploring the real and imaginary world of a child – its shapes, its patterns, its colours. Patterns featured in her works are even inspired by her own childhood, and are reflective of the 1980’s home she grew up in. The backdrop for many of the works she has created for this project show scenes suggestive of the late 70’s and early 80’s and works also depict scenes of play – do you think these games and vibrant colours fuel the imagination? What things shape the way a child interacts with their imaginary friends? Do our imaginations lose this creativity as we grow up?

Enjoy the visual display or look a little deeper to see if the works inform your own ideas about imaginary friends.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

Festival of Arts - Photography Exhibition

  • 19 March — 17 April 2016

This is your chance to see the
selection of work submitted to
the Photography category of
Festival of Arts. Categories include
Landscape, Still Life, Street Life,
Black and White and more.
Drop-in and you might find yourself
digging out your own camera. The
show is sure to inspire those with a
creative flare.
There will be artwork for sale in this
show.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free!

Website

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

'Play and Display' Paper and Card Toys

  • 19 March — 22 May 2016

Including prints, artefacts and
informative panels this touring
exhibition displays and discusses a
selection of paper and card toys.
Come and explore the designs
on show. Do they bring back
childhood memories? Or will your
own little-ones be inspired by the
creativity of the toys made from
these materials?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free!

Website

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

Artwork by Hilary Morris

Hilary Morris - Coastal Moorings

  • 9 April — 5 June 2016

Hilary returns to Nuneaton Museum
& Art Gallery to present a selection
of ‘pen and ink’ and colourwash
pieces.
Hilary’s love of boats comes
through in the work she creates.
Pictures depict different boats on
different beaches and harbours.
Come and share in Hilary’s
exploration of the British coastline.
There will be artwork for sale in this
show.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free!

Website

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

Festival of Arts - Craft & Needlecraft Exhibition

  • 23 April — 15 May 2016

Our final show from this year’s
Festival of Arts is the Festival’s Craft
& Needlecraft sections.
This exhibition usually shows
an exciting range of different
techniques. Work often includes
textile work, embroidery and three-dimensional
objects.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry 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.

Victorian Family Fun Day

  • 6 February 2016 11am-4pm *on now

Guarderobe will be on site, this time in the guise of Captain Wyatt and his wife Eliza. Captain Wyatt is a veteran of the Boer Wars and has served with the 14th Lancers in India and Persia. He now has a position at Court as Her Majesties' bodyguard in the Corps of Gentlemen. Eliza maintains a house in town. They would both be pleased to talk of their life and times. As usual they will bring lots of objects along for you to handle so the whole family can get “Hands On” with history. There will also be an opportunity for younger visitors to make their own Victorian inspired photograph frame.
The event runs between 11am and 4pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Festival of Arts - ART Exhibition

  • 13 February — 13 March 2016

It’s that time of year again when visitors to Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery can see what the Borough’s talented artists have been working on over the last twelve months. As in previous years, creative individuals will be showing their skills in all manner of categories – from Murals through to Computer Aided Design. The Art Section includes categories such as Landscape, Seascape, People at Work, Portrait, Still Life, Animals and Fantasy. Something for everyone! Visitors might also be able to grab themselves a bargain, as some works in the show will be for sale.
Judges, who are invited to the Museum by the Festival of Arts team, judge the submitted works and awards are given accordingly. Come and see if you agree with their selections!
The Museum is delighted to act as host to this year’s exhibitions. The Festival of Arts is organised by a team of volunteers and offers the opportunity for both individuals and groups to take part. Further information about Nuneaton Festival of Arts can be found on their website: www.nuneatonfoa.org.uk
The Art Exhibition is the first of three exhibitions held at the Museum as part of the Nuneaton Festival of Arts. The Photography exhibition is held from March 19th to April 17th and the Craft and Needlecraft show is held from April 23rd to May 15th.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Admission 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 7635 0720

Fax

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.
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