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Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

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There's loads to explore at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery and it's all free!

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery | Things to do in Nuneaton

  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4.30pm. Sunday, 2pm - 4.30pm
  • Location: Riversley Park, Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5TU
  • Admission: FREE (donations welcome)
  • For more information, click here.

Be inspired by local stories, the life of novelist George Eliot, and fascinating art at the free, fun and friendly museum located in beautiful parkland. The museum is located in the beautiful grounds of Riversley Park, just a 10-minute walk from Nuneaton town centre and within easy access to car parks.

Have a snack in the tearoom and browse around the museum shop. There is always something fun and interesting to discover at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery.

Temporary Exhibitions

There's always an interesting selection of temporary exhibitions ranging from local history to photography and art, literature and popular culture. Click here to see what's on right now!

Permanent Exhibitions

Alongside the temporary exhibition programme, the museum has dedicated spaces housing its permanent displays.

George Eliot and The Writing Room

The Museum has a gallery dedicated to local author George Eliot, as well as the Writing Room where you can tell Belle the dog your own story and try the George Eliot board game!

Local History

The Local History Exhibition highlights artefacts linked to the borough’s coal mining industry, as well as items relating to the First and Second World War. Larry Grayson, Nuneaton’s favourite son, is also celebrated in the Local History area, as well as the opportunity to view objects relating to shopping of the area. QR codes link to films and other resources to enrich your visit.

Picture Gallery

The Picture Gallery is situated on the first floor of the museum building. This space focuses on showing some of the Museum’s art collection. Amongst the display are exciting works, such as Savery’s “Before the Deluge” and Prinsep Beadle’s “Battle of Vitoria”. 

Child-friendly Museum

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery has plenty going on for kids! 

Amongst the displays you will find:

  • Colouring-in areas
  • Musical instruments
  • Brass rubbings
  • A George Eliot themed board game
  • Children’s Puppet Theatre

Gift Shop and Tea Room

Don't forget a visit to the tea room and gift shop to complete your visit! The gift shop is a treasure trove of small toys, gifts and keepsakes. The tea room is quaint and the perfect spot for a cup of tea and a slice of cake!

Getting there and Parking

Riversley Park is just a 10 minute walk from Nuneaton Town Centre. It is well serviced by bus routes - check out the Transport for West Midlands travel planner for more info.

Riversley Car Park is a paid car park on Clinic Drive, CV11 5TT. There are a number of other car parks in the vicinity. Click here for more info.

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Opening Hours

Tuesday10:30 - 16:30
Wednesday10:30 - 16:30
Thursday10:00 - 16:30
Friday10:00 - 16:30
Saturday10:30 - 16:30
Sunday14:00 - 16:30


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