Visit Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday 7 March to meet a person from Civil War history.

The Civil War was to touch this area, Caldecote House was attacked, and a church in Weddington burnt down.  To find out more about these turbulent times meet Obadiah Ringwood. Before becoming a surgeon, Obadiah served with both the Royalist army and the forces of Parliament as a fighting man.  He dresses in authentic costume and displays a large selection of reproduction 17th century weapons and armour.

Come along to find out all about the Civil War!  Younger visitors can make a Cavalier or Roundhead Finger puppet.

Councillor Ian Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Art and Leisure said: “The museum’s Event Days are always exciting, with lots to see and plenty of hands-on fun for all the family!”

The event is free and there is no need to book. It will run from 11am to 4pm. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

Also on Saturday, visitors can see the short film which has been compiled about the Bicentenary celebrations which took place across the borough.  The first screening will be at 11am and the film will be shown repeatedly between 11 am and 12 noon and then from 2pm to 3pm.  Free tea and coffee will be available.

Don’t forget the first Festival of Art exhibition the Art Section also opens on Saturday so there will be lots new to see and do.

The museum is open 10.30-4.30pm on Saturdays.  Contact the Museum on 024 7637 6158 or museum@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk. Also see our website www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/museum.