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 10.30 - 16.30

Closed: Monday (except Bank Holidays).

Christmas Closure 2018:

The Museum will be closed from December 24th through to December 31st inclusive.The Museum will re-open with normal opening times on Tuesday 1st of January 2019.

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.
Artwork by Andy Sargent

Andy Sargent: From the Land - Differently

  • 22 December 2018 — 27 January 2019 *on now

Local artist Andy Sargent presents an array of paintings, each his own interpretation of the landscape. Some are representational while others are more expressive – all are a fantastic celebration of the medium and techniques with which he works.

Andrew gained his Fine Art degree in 1990 and has exhibited in several exhibitions at a number of galleries since. He was also selected for a heat of ‘Sky Art’s Landscape Artist of the Year 2017’.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is free.

Website

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

Artwork by Jessica Tracey (Illustchu)

Jessica Tracey: The Culinary Adventures of 'Little Piggy'

  • 19 January — 24 March 2019 *on now

Child-friendly and full of yummy food – what‘s not to love about Jessica Tracey’s selection of fab illustrative prints? These cute pictures are each accompanied by their own recipe card and each shows ‘Little Piggy’ on a different culinary adventure – perfect!

Jessica will also have some of her artworks for sale so encouraging the kids to get cooking might just have got a little bit easier!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

Artwork from the 2018 Art Section. Artwork by Rachel Shirley. Into The Blue.

Festival of Arts: Art Section

  • 2 February — 3 March 2019

This year’s eagerly awaited Festival of Arts launches with 2019s Art Section of the competition. As always, amateur artists both young and old are welcome to bring along their creations to be judged and displayed across these two galleries. Often included are watercolours, oil paintings and drawings of all sorts of different subjects. There’ll also be the children’s categories for anyone wanting so find a bit of spring-time cheer.

Don’t forget many of the works will be for sale.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

Artwork by Lucy Fiona Morrison

Lucy Fiona Morrison - Wild Places

  • 9 March — 22 April 2019

Based on areas of wilderness, this exhibition showcases large contemporary oil paintings. These incredible scenes explore a range of views, from barren English fields to the vastness of the Grand Canyon. The works both inspire and intrigue with their textural paint qualities.

Morrison’s career has included exhibiting in ‘The Other Art Fair’ in Bristol, ‘Art Fair East’ in Norwich, ‘The Great Yorkshire Show’ in Harrogate and ‘The Brick Lane Gallery’ in London. Her paintings are represented by ‘Gallery 104’ in New York and held in private collections internationally.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

Photograph from the 2018 exhibition. 'Ho-Hum' by Gillian Day

Festival of Arts - Photography Section

  • 9 March — 7 April 2019

Say Cheese!! This ever-popular category of the festival returns with its 2019 selection. As always, the show will be made up of submissions entered during the drop-off days and the entries will be judged by the Festival of Arts’ adjudicators. Fingers crossed your favourite gets an award!

If you, or someone you know, are interested in exhibiting in the Festival of Arts you are welcome to pick-up a syllabus with more information from the Museum reception. Drop-off days for the Photography section are the 3rd of March (2pm – 4pm) and the 4th of March (1pm – 4pm).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Artwork by Leah Stuart

Leah Stuart - Holidaying in Nuneaton

  • 30 March — 27 May 2019

Nuneaton through the eyes of a visitor – that’s what Leah’s hoping to capture with this incredible selection of textiles. Architectural details around the town, as well as references to its history, are highlighted using Leah’s fantastic use of textile techniques. Not just beautiful as artworks but also inspiring us to look again at the beauty around us – a real treat for the spring.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

Image of 'Percy in Plastering', an entry for the 2018 exhibition by Max Johnston.

Festival of Arts - Craft and Needlecraft Sections

  • 13 April — 6 May 2019

Beadwork, embroidery, wirework and collage are usually amongst the selection put forward for this exciting show. With something for everyone, and an array of techniques to be inspired by, be sure to come and explore this treasure trove of craft and needlecraft.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in exhibiting in the Festival of Arts you are welcome to pick-up a syllabus with more information from the Museum reception. Drop-off days for the Craft and Needlecraft sections are the 7th of April (2pm – 4pm) and the 8th of April (1pm – 4pm).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

Item from the Museum's Collection

Becoming George: The Unexpected Life of George Eliot

  • 10 May — 14 July 2019

When Mary Anne Evans was born at South Farm, Arbury no-one would have thought that she would grow up to be an internationally successful writer. This exhibition will reveal the woman and explore how she became George Eliot.

Mary-Anne Evans was born on the 22nd of November 1819. This is the first of two special exhibitions which we will be showing during this bicentennial year.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

Artwork by Michelle Leche, who is exhibiting as part of 'Reflections of Life'.

Group Show - Reflections of Life

  • 11 May — 30 June 2019

A great mix of works including drawing, painting and photography. There will be a wide range of subjects on display and something for everyone!

Artworks included have been chosen by the group to reflect everyday life. People, animals, places and objects are usually all represented. The variety on offer also makes this show a great stop for anyone looking to purchase an artwork this year.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

Image of Connie, whose war-time experience inspires this exhibition.

Tracey Watson - Connie's War

  • 1 June — 21 July 2019

An exhibition featuring textiles, prints and ceramics based on the wartime experience of the artist’s grandmother Connie, who lived in Coventry during the Blitz. With contemporary images of flora and fauna and brightly coloured designs, this locally inspired exhibition takes inspiration from the bombing of Coventry and the ruins of the Cathedral.

The historical references and local touches make this a powerful show for anyone hoping to learn more about the war from a personal point of view.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

https://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.
image of artwork by Mark Carr

Mark Carr: The Cup of Life

  • 15 December 2018 — 27 January 2019 *on now

It is said, that if one drinks from the ‘cup of life’ to gain an immortal soul, another’s life is taken. This new exhibition of paintings and prints by multimedia artist Mark Carr reflects on this symbolic idea to explore and question ‘the human condition’ in the 21st century.

For this exhibition, Carr has returned to the very beginnings of his artistic practice, creating a striking set of acrylic paintings and woodcut prints. These form three distinctive works of art, all of which can be seen in this exciting display.

For visitors wanting to know a little more… Mark will be at the Museum and available to speak about his work on December 15, between 2pm and 4pm. No need to book, just pop along.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry is Free.

Website

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

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

Website

http://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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