Costumes from BBC’s ‘Gentleman Jack’ being displayed in exhibition inside of Nuneaton Museum this Bank Holiday weekend

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 26 August 2022

NUNEATON MUSEUM and Art Gallery, located in Riversley Park, will be holding many exhibitions across this bank holiday weekend – including one which has been specially dedicated to popular TV show ‘Gentleman Jack’.

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery (Image: Mason Moore)

It is playing home to eight costumes from BBC TV series Gentleman Jack, which will be displayed tomorrow (27 August), Sunday (28 August), and the rest of the summer.

The costumes which are being displayed include those worn by Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Gemma Jones, Gemma Whelan, Stephanie Cole, and Katherine Kelly.

The screen-worn costumes have been brought together specifically for the Museum and Art Gallery by Cosprop, who describe themselves as “one of the world’s leading costumiers for the film, television and theatre industries”.

The Museum’s Yellow Gallery feature some of Louis Nye’s weavings, paintings, and poker work, which uses some of the museum’s collections as inspiration.

Another exhibition, titled ‘Our Sporting Life’,aimed at history and sport lovers, is on show, celebrating the borough’s sporting activities through photos and costumes.

As well as these exhibitions, a drop-in ‘make and take’ activity will be held for younger visitors where they will be able to make a lighthouse.

A Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council spokesperson added: “Don’t forget, there are always creative and fun things for children to discover in all of our galleries.”

Coun. Sue Markham, the Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Services, said: “It’s great to see there will be so much for residents to enjoy this Bank Holiday at the museum.”

During the bank holiday, the Museum is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday, and 2pm through to 4.30pm on Sundays.

Admission is free into the exhibitions, but donations are welcomed from visitors.

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