Escapes Temporary Galleries

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.

Forgotten Frames

Saturday 29 February - Saturday 23 August

A unique opportunity to see all of the Museumís 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 Museumís 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.

Global Golf

Saturday 25 July - Saturday 26 September

This year, for our first summer spectacular of the decade, weíve 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, Mansfieldís 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.