The arcade - Made in Mansfield…
An exhibition about the people and companies that made Mansfield a centre of industry.
Forty years ago the early morning streets were busy as thousands of people went to work. In 1981 43,400 workers made products that were sold around the world. The gallery looks at eight of the more well-known industries that built Mansfield’s reputation for manufacturing.
Nearly all of these industries can still be found in the District. However the way that they work has changed. Modern factories need fewer workers, are cleaner, quieter and often out of sight in industrial parks. But businesses based in Mansfield still have an international reputation for excellence and innovation
The gallery features artefacts, photos, film and audio relating to the major, past and present employers of the town: Metal Box, Shoe Co, Mansfield Brewery, Barrs Soft Drinks, hosiery, precision engineering, mining, foundries and quarrying.
On hand to get you hands-on will be a whole range of interactives and touch screens. Plus for those who want to explore further, our special tool belts, waiting for you to fill with the equipment you need to dig a little deeper.
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.