Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, Nuneaton

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Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery is set in the grounds of Riversley Park, Nuneaton, England, and has three galleries which house regularly changing temporary and touring exhibitions. There is a gallery dedicated to the writer George Eliot, together with two others focusing on local history and fine art. There is a small display of objects which belonged to the comedian Larry Grayson.The museum was paid for as a gift to Nuneaton from Edward Ferdinand Melly. The son of Charles Pierre Melly, Edward Melly was born on 7 July 1857, at Riversley, the family's house in Mossley Hill, Liverpool. He moved to Nuneaton to work as Manager of the Griff Colliery Company. In 1913 he offered to provide the money to build a museum and gallery in Riversley Park which he had already gifted to the town and had plans drawn up. The Museum & Art Gallery opened on Sunday, 1 April 1917.In 1941 a bombing raid resulted in Melly's death and significant damage to the building. Since many records were lost, knowledge of the origins of the museum's collection is now sometimes lacking. The gallery was not fully reopened until 1960.Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10.30am to 4.30pm and Sundays 2pm to 4.30pm. The museum is closed Mondays but open on Bank Holiday Mondays 10.30am to 4.30pm.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Use to go this museum all time,when I was a kid my favourite was a Skelton downstairs,on asking reception about it,he was still there named Fred now,but only comes out on special occasions,would of be...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Lovely little museum in the grounds of riversley Park in the heart of Nuneaton. Plenty of local history there is also art gallery and tea rooms.  more »
  • May 22, 2017
    Every time I have visited it has been a cute, relaxing little adventure, that leaves you feeling like you have had a break from the town  more »
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  • If in the park have a look in. Guarantee you will learn something about Nuneatons history. It usually has a theme month, also there is a coffee shop at the back of the museum.
  • More funding should be available for our museums and libraries. Please support and go and take a look around. Lots of nice treasures hidden away here
  • Good place to spend an evening, inside the park. Has a coffee shop as well.
  • Fantastic museum!
  • Quite interesting

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