Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

Museum and Art Gallery,
Riversley Park,
Warwickshire
CV11 5TU

Email: museum@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am–4.30pm
Sunday 2pm–4.30pm

Bank Holiday Monday(excluding Christmas and New Year) 10.30am-4.30pm
Open Good Friday and Easter Sunday

 

The Museum and Art Gallery is set in the beautiful surroundings of Riversley Park and can be found in the centre of Nuneaton.

It contains a reconstruction of George Eliot’s London drawing room of 1870 and many of her personal items as well as local history exhibitions.

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

The museum holds collections related to the borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth.New on display are items which belonged to local comedian Larry Grayson.
In addition to the permanent displays the museum hosts over 23 temporary displays each year.Visit our shop for a range of unusual gifts, from items inspired by the collections, to souvenirs of your visit, fine art cards and children’s gifts at pocket money prices.The Museum Tearoom is privately operated and sells a selection of snacks and light meals.There is wheelchair access, an accessible toilet, a lift to all floors and staff to assist where necessary.

The museum was established and opened in 1917 as the result of the generosity of local benefactor Edward Melly.

From the beginning its collections were mixed comprising paintings, firearms and ceramics.   The collections grew quickly under the custodianship of Edward Melly who was honorary curator until his death in 1941.

From the outset the development of the museum was jointly driven by the gifts of objects from local people and Melly himself.

The collections have continued to develop, often reflecting the passions of previous curators.  The museum is now responsible for more than 13,500 items which include ethnography, fine and applied art, social and industrial history and personalia.