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The five galleries of Mansfield Museum contain a fascinating mix of contemporary and modern displays, from the exquisite Buxton watercolours and Pinxton porcelain to the hands-on XplorActive environment gallery.
Images of Mansfield introduces the visitor to the social history of the area and a rolling programme of national and local temporary exhibitions ensures there is always something new to see.
The most interactive of our permanent galleries focuses on helping children (and their parents) understand the crucial part they play in sustaining their environment. Hands-on activities encourage them to trace, weigh, find, draw, peep and twist their way through a journey from the kitchen to the edge of the wood, via the street, the park and the river.
One of the Museum’s most popular features is its constantly changing catalogue of short-term displays. Two galleries host displays of the work of local artists alongside stimulating and sometimes provocative travelling exhibitions featuring nationally known artists.
The Museum encourages all aspects of life-long learning via formal schools education visits, more playful Fun Art workshops and Growing Bolder’s menu of art and craft sessions for older people.
Closed: Sundays and Bank Holidays
It's free to get in!
Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Social History
Trent to Trenches: Clipstone Camp and WW1 in Mansfield
- 4 October — 22 November 2014 *on now
Mansfield Museum will host an exhibition about Clipstone Camp, one of the largest WW1 training camps in the country. Approximately 30,000 soldiers were billeted there. WAACs were at the camp in 1917 and at the end of the war it was where many soldiers were demobbed.
This all had a great effect on the whole Mansfield area and additional features of the display will look at local industries, schools, churches and the community during those years. Young people will be encouraged to take part in activities during the course of the exhibition.
Trent to Trenches - A county wide programme of commemorative activities across Nottingham City and County www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/trent-to-trenches
- Family friendly
Open 10:00 - 17:00 Mon - Sat 10:00. Closed Sun.