Temporary Exhibition Programme
Unwind and enjoy Escapes, our temporary exhibition programme featuring local and national artists selected to inspire all tastes and interests.
Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
Saturday 14 Dec 2019 - Saturday 8 Feb 2020
An exhibition of award-winning photographs taken by members of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.
White and Wray - Human Machines
Saturday 7 Dec 2019 - Saturday 22 Feb 2020
Sculptors Johnny White and Amanda Wray work in a shared studio space in Derbyshire. Here, they collaborate to produce a large scale sculptural installation addressing the theme of the human condition. The interactive creations of Human Machines aim to encourage us to reflect on what it means to be human.
Play and Display: Paper and Card Toys
Saturday 29 February 2020 - Saturday 18 April 2020
Relive childhood memories with this charming exhibition of paper and card toys.
Saturday 29 February - Saturday 23 August
A unique opportunity to see all of the Museum’s framed collection, from works by local artists to oils by famous painters. The exhibit will take the shape of a floor-to-ceiling gallery of seldom-seen artworks. This fascinating miscellany is hugely varied: portraits vie with landscapes, large-as-life epics and dwarf tiny miniatures. A whole range of styles is represented, in all manner of media. Some subjects are generalised; others are of valuable local interest. With works dating back to the 19th century, some are better-preserved than others. But all are worthy of individual viewing and together they represent an intriguing part of the Museum’s holdings. Whether you are an art aficionado or simply a curious casual visitor you are bound to find something of interest amongst this remarkable hoard.
Saturday 25 July - Saturday 26 September
This year, for our first summer spectacular of the decade, we’ve gone golfing crazy! To celebrate the 2020 summer of sport in Tokyo, our extremely talented gallery assistant Paul Rutland has built an around-the-world-in-nine-holes miniature golf course. Each hole represents a country that is taking part in the Games and features iconic parts of their country.
The Mansfield Granada
Saturday 5 September - Saturday 31 October
An interactive exhibit to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Granada, Mansfield’s first luxury cinema which opened in 1930 to over 5000 visitors. The Granada was also home to the award winning Harvey Smith Dance Orchestra. February 1962 saw the Beatles share the billing with Helen Shapiro. Within a year, they were conquering the world. It was demolished in 1973 and the Four Seasons Shopping Centre stands in its place.