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Made in Mansfield XplorActive Escapes Learning Journeys

Made in Mansfield

An exhibition celebrating Mansfield’s industrial past and present: objects, photographs and oral recordings from Metal Box, Mansfield Brewery Shoe Co. and other important local companies.


Fun games, downloads and interactive learning with Eco Dude, Mansfield Museum's resident eco-warrior!


Art galleries and termporary exhibitions with local and national artefacts, art, sculpture and photography

Learning Journeys

Practical education programmes for young and old, including school visits relating to the national curriculum

Castaway Cove

Regular visitors to the Museum will know that for a decade or so one of the highlights of our calendar has been our annual in-house Summer Exhibition.

Recent years have seen extravaganzas based around the London Olympics, the woodlands of Britain (complete with a tree-bark forest floor) and miniature worlds (featuring live mice)

This year we’re taking you to the South Seas for a desert island chill-out. Our main gallery will be transformed into a tropical hideaway complete with pirates, parrots and sand. Lots of sand…

Besides opportunities for sandcastle building, Castaway Cove will be supported by a full programme of tropically-themed events, from a Pirate Week to a Rio-style carnival.

Once the school Summer Holiday begins, each day will have its own simple craft activity, allowing your little and not-so-little ones to make and take anything from a crafty crab to a beach-in-a-bottle.

For the ultimate in desert indulgence we’ll be holding a Castaway Beach Cook-out: lime and coconut tray-bake, anyone?

Castaway Cove runs from Saturday 9 July to Saturday 3 September and it’s free to get in!

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