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Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery

Riversley Park


CV11 5TU


tel: +44 (0)24 7637 6158




email: [email protected]



Contact details: Catherine Nisbet; enquiries should be marked

FAO the Assistant Museum Officer


Date of visit: 30 May 2017


Nature and extent of collection


600 pieces. Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery cares for approximately 15,000 objects in the permanent collection.  This includes fine and decorative art, social and industrial history, personalia and world culture.  Most of the objects in the collection have been donated by local people.


All numbers below are estimated


Roman coins: 42

British coins: 192

British tokens: 61 trade tokens

European coins: 90

Asian coins: 15

Middle Eastern coins: 7

African coins: 5

American coins: 22

Oceania: 1

Modern and paper money: 7 notes

Medals (commemorative or military): 148

Other: 23 items in the ethnography collection



Specific strengths: A large selection of medals collected by Colonel Albert Melly; medal to commemorate the Works of Industry of all Nations dated 1851.


Library: N/A





Database used: Vernon Systems


Proportion of collection on database: 97%


How much detail in database entries? Basic, provenance is not known for all entries.


Are images incorporated? No.


Is the database accessible to the public? Yes, on request and under supervision.


Is the database publicly accessible online? No.





Are there permanent numismatic displays? No.


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? No.


Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.


Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? Not since 2001.



Access to the collection


Is there a study facility? Yes.


Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes, magnifying glasses can be provided.



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection? Yes but it does not feature any numismatic material.


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No.


Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? No.


Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? No.



ID and public enquiries


Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? Yes.



Curatorial knowledge


Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? Our current outreach officer holds some knowledge in this area.


Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Local and broader contacts can be drawn on for specific enquiries.


If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A

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