To tie in with our year-long exhibition, ‘Mansfield Museum in 389¼ Objects’, we are giving Mansfield’s collectors the chance to join in the spirit and put their own treasures on show alongside ours. Beginning in April we will provide, free, a dedicated display unit in a very prominent position at the Museum to accommodate, one per month, the first ten collections we are offered on loan. These can be as mainstream or as quirky as you like: our aim is to display as wide a variety of objects as possible over the next year. So whether it’s model cars or cuff-links, cutlery or comics, get in touch and let us bring your pride and joy to the attention of hundreds of visitors.
Contact the Mansfield Museum for more information 01623 463088
Married in Mansfield
Here at the Museum we like to involve our local community in just about everything we do. Inspired by ‘Mansfield Museum in 389¼’ Objects, our year-long exhibition displaying the wide reach of our collections old and new, we are planning a special feature which once again needs your contributions.
We’re calling it ‘Married in Mansfield’ and participation is open to any couples, old or young, who were - well, married in Mansfield! Our aim is to put together a photo album full of your wedding day pictures. This will be put on display for the rest of the year alongside the beautiful 60’s bridal gown kindly donated to us by Mr Rodgers.
If you would like to be part of this celebration of the Big Day contact Mansfield Museum 01623 463088
Reminiscence Tea Room
A free monthly social event at Mansfield Museum for people with memory loss, their friends and families.
Wednesday 20 April, 18 May, 22 June, 20 July 2.30pm-4pm
School Holiday Events at Mansfield Museum
To celebrate Tim Peakes return to Earth our ArtBeat! sessions this week are all space themed.
Make a mini space shuttle
Tuesday 31 May 10am - 1pm £1.50
Design your own space helmet
Wednesday 1 June 10am - 1pm £1.50
Make a kitchen roll telescope
Thursday 2 June 10am - 1pm £1.50
Sports Taster Session
with qualified sports activators
Friday 3 June 1pm-3pm Free
There is no need to book a place but if you are a group of 10 or more can you please contact the Museum?
Drop in for as little or as long as you like. Places are limited so you may have to wait on the day for a place to become available. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
An auctioneer from Bamfords Derby will be on hand to value your treasured possessions. Please note this free event can get very busy.
Monday 9 May, 6 June, 4 July 1pm - 3pm
Try something new or pick up a few tips at one of our Tuesday have-a-go sessions.
Tuesday 26 April 10am - 12noon
Textiles with Growing Bolder £2 per person
Tuesday 24 May 10am - 12noon
Drawing Skills with Jonathan Annabel £2 per person
Tuesday 28 June 10am - 12noon TBC
Tuesday 26 July 10am - 12noon
Workshop by Glazy Place (cost will depend on the pot you choose to decorate)
Tuesday 30 August10am - 12noon TBC
Tuesday 27 September 10am - 12noon TBC
Tuesday 25 October 10am - 12noon TBC
Spotlight Fridays in May
One of the aims of Mansfield Museum in 389¼ Objects is to give people the opportunity to view items not often put out on public display. Drop in any time and you can re-acquaint yourself with old favourites like the stuffed alligator or the birds’ eggs. We’d like to take this a step further by offering you a chance to discover even more hidden gems.
The event is called Spotlight Friday and will take place every Friday throughout May. Each week will feature a different aspect of our collections: paintings; ceramics; Metal Box and so on. Once you’ve booked your half-hour slot you’ll be taken behind the scenes to explore the relevant store room, with a member of staff on hand to guide you and to answer any questions you might have. So whether your interest lies in taxidermy or typewriters, watch out for details of how to apply to this one-off scheme. Then you can really explore our collections in a way rarely possible.
Spotlight Fridays in May Dates
Friday 6 May 2pm Paintings
Friday 13 May 2pm Metal Box Tins
Friday 20 May 2pm Social History Collections
Friday 27 May 2pm Paintings
£2 per person - contact the museum to book a place
Our Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration
Help us to celebrate our monarch’s birthday. With the help of our craft group ‘Growing Bolder’ we are decorating the Museum with knitting if you would like to be involved please get in touch.
Saturday 11 June 10am-2pm
110 Years of Song
Friday 14 - Saturday 15 October 10am-5pm
Mansfield Museum in 389¼ Objects will be filled with the ambient sounds of 110 years of song - one for each year we’re been open!
- Children must be supervised by an adult at all times
- Sessions are suitable for ages 14 and under unless otherwise stated
- There is no need to book but if the session is busy you may need to wait for a place to become available
- Please contact us if you are bringing a group larger than 10
- Please wear appropriate clothing
Although Mansfield Museum makes every effort to inform visitors of changes to information and opening times, we are sometimes unable to do so due to unforeseen circumstances - please contact us before making travel and other arrangements to avoid disappointment.