Mining artefacts being showcased in Nuneaton Museum ‘Hands on History’ session on Saturday

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 14 November 2023

VISITORS to Nuneaton’s Museum and Art Gallery in Riversley Park this Saturday will be able to get ‘hands on’ with artefacts connected to coal mining.

Nuneaton Museum (Image: Mason Moore)

Access assistants at the Museum and Art Gallery will be exploring a range of mining artefacts, such as underground telephones, safety equipment, and protest leaflets.

The new object handling session is fitting for Nuneaton – a market town with prominent and historic mining links. That is because 112 years ago back in 1911, a third of Nuneaton’s male workforce were employed as coalminers.

Anyone can head inside of the Museum and take part in the session, between 11am and 3.30pm inside of the Picture Gallery, meaning that no booking is necessary.

Commenting on the session, Coun. Sue Markham, the Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Services, said previously: “The Museum’s handling sessions enable visitors to feel the excitement of real history in their hands.”

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