Welcome to Mansfield Museum!
Happy New Year from everyone here at Leeming Street!
First off: a great big thank-you to everyone - stall-holders and visitors - who made this year’s Christmas Market such a success. Over the three day event our Museum saw over 2,000 visitors. We exist to serve our community in as many different ways as possible and it is hugely gratifying to see so many local people getting behind our efforts to keep the Museum relevant to the town.
To start the New Year we have a one-off event for anyone fascinated by the night sky. ‘Moongazing’ on Monday 22 January will give you a chance to do just that, in the company of experts from Mansfield and Ashfield Astronomical Society. The evening will commence at 7:30 and is free to attend but please ring the Museum on 01623 463088 to book.
If space isn’t your thing - or if you’ve perhaps over-indulged over the festive season - why not pop along to one of our Feel Good Fridays to partake of some gentle, fun exercise and receive professional nutrition advice?
Current exhibitions include Fashion on a Plate, a small but attractive affair giving a taste of some of the striking tableware produced in the 1950’s. Sister Cities, a chance to find out about Mansfields worldwide, opens on Saturday 10 February. And if you haven’t yet visited our homage to the coalfield, The Life of a Coalminer, then you’re missing one of our best-received exhibitions of recent years.
Half-term will see simple children’s craft activities based around the theme ‘Jobs for Kids’, including mini shops and paper firemen.
Whenever you visit, there’s sure to be something to catch your eye!