What’s On at the Museum at Home Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery...February – April 2021

A project exploring the fantastic George Eliot Collections at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, Nuneaton Library and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

The museum building may be closed but right now we are sharing stories, collections and activities across a number of platforms. Read on to find out what’s available and when!

Activities for All Ages!

Whilst our events and activities programme is suspended we are still offering the following online:

Things to make at home:

Check out our Museum at Home web page below.

Make and Keep during February Half Term and Easter Holidays!

We will be adding new crafty activities for you to try every Monday to take you through the week! Don’t forget to send in your artwork via Facebook so we can see what you have made with them!

Spot The Difference

Have you got an eye for detail? We will be regularly posting two photographs from our collection on our Facebook page. Are they identical? You decide!

Rhyme Time

Join us on Facebook and Youtube as we present a short story or nursery rhyme for under 5s with Helen or Matt. Don’t forget to join in, make some noise and have fun!


See if you can make up the jigsaw on our Facebook page.

Photo Quiz

Every other Monday

Once a fortnight we bring you our photo quiz, featuring images from our Museum collection!

Can you answer this fortnight’s question?
  • Where was this photo taken?
  • What was there before?
  • How old is it?
  • What did this factory make?
  • When did this shop close?

Comments and guesses are warmly encouraged and the answer is posted on Fridays.

Stories and Collections

Museum Blog

Our ‘Behind the Scenes at Nuneaton Museum’ blog is all about what we do at the Museum that you can’t always see! Visit our blog to meet our staff, explore our collection, find out about recent projects, look at how we care for objects, how objects are conserved, our learning resources, exhibition installations and what new objects have been donated to us. You can also read about local events and traditions that link to items in our collection. Recent blogs have been about the unveiling of the Boer War Memorial in Nuneaton, Candlemas, The Civil Defence Corps, Bake-off inspired cooking and our Collecting Covid-19 project. In addition, our Museum Access Assistants are now conducting their popular ‘Hands on History’ sessions online with a new topic each month!

Some years ago, the Museum blogged two journals written by Robert Evans, Land Agent of the Arbury Estate and father of novelist George Eliot. The diaries give an insight into the daily work he undertook, the development of the canals and the developing industry in the area.

The blog has been used by researchers from all over the world.


As usual we’ll be sharing our collections and stories on Instagram.

Collection Chat film

Last Friday of the month

Watch our curator as she chats about a favourite object from the Museum collection. Previous Collection Chats have featured a doll’s house, tea caddy, shop bag, dog ornament and puzzle jug. You can catch up on all our Chats below

#OnThisDay is on Facebook

Regularly throughout each month, we highlight historic objects from our collection that relate to that specific day’s date.

Collecting Covid-19:

Objects related to the pandemic

The Museum would like to add more objects to its collection that reflect the current coronavirus pandemic. We need objects to help future generations understand what this time was like and the experiences people had. If you have any objects related to the pandemic that you would consider donating to the Museum, please do get in touch by emailing: museum@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk.

  • Objects may include items related to your work, home or social life such as:
  • Protective items
  • Items related to Covid-19 testing
  • Items related to community support
  • Items representing new hobbies during Lockdown
  • Items sent or received to cheer people up
  • Items related to a celebration that has been impacted by Covid-19
  • Items related to socially distanced events
  • Items used or produced during home schooling or entertaining children during Lockdown
  • Items related to working from home
  • Letters, leaflets, magazines that mention Covid-19
  • Diaries or scrapbooks

Please note that we won’t physically be able to accept any objects until after the current Lockdown ends. Please let us know about your object and we will contact you after the Lockdown period to arrange your donation in a covid-secure manner.

You can read about objects that have already been donated to the Museum on our Blog:

Sing out:

Join Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery’s FREE online choir

Starting: Wednesday 24th February 12.30-1pm

Open to all, no experience needed!

Join our FREE online choir led by a professional choir leader.

Are you missing your regular choir? Ever fancied joining a choir but shy of singing with strangers? Now is your chance to give it a go.

Singing together is a fantastic way to lift your spirits and have fun.

Inspired by local novelist George Eliot’s own love of music, we will be singing a wide range of popular music.

Once registered you will receive a weekly link by email for sessions. If you do not wish to continue just let us know.

Alternatively please email exploringeliot@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk for details and joining instructions.

A project exploring the fantastic George Eliot Collections at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, Nuneaton Library and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

Created By
Paul McArthur