Welcome to Mansfield Museum!
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!