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Made in Mansfield

An exhibition celebrating Mansfield’s industrial past and present: objects, photographs and oral recordings from Metal Box, Mansfield Brewery Shoe Co. and other important local companies.

XplorActive

Fun games, downloads and interactive learning with Eco Dude, Mansfield Museum's resident eco-warrior!

Escapes

Art galleries and termporary exhibitions with local and national artefacts, art, sculpture and photography

Learning Journeys

Practical education programmes for young and old, including school visits relating to the national curriculum

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#ThanksToYou

We're saying #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players with a free Mansfield Museum badge for the first 25 people with a lottery ticket or scratch card between 28th to 30th November.

This year is the 25th birthday of The National Lottery, and we’re excited to be a part of the celebrations by joining in the #ThanksToYou campaign. It celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players in supporting good causes over the past 25 years!

Since The National Lottery's first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £40 billion has been raised for good causes in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community - that’s £30 million a week making a difference to lives of people and communities throughout the whole of the UK.

To thank National Lottery players for their support, we will be offering a free Mansfield Museum badge for the first 25 people with a lottery ticket or scratch card on 28th to 30th November. To redeem the offer, please present your lottery ticket at the Museum desk. Please check our full terms and conditions below. We are also decorating a tree in our Christmas Tree Caper by asking what you would spend your money on if you won the lottery. Maybe a new sports car, a Caribbean cruise, or donating it to charity? Let us know by filling out a decoration for our tree!

As a recipient of National Lottery funding, Mansfield Museum has been able to create two interactive, permanent exhibits. ‘XplorActive’ was opened in 2004 to help visitors understand more about the environment around us and how to help protect it. More recently in 2014, ‘Made in Mansfield’ was opened in the arcade and celebrates Mansfield’s social and industrial past. We are one of the hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded projects across the UK who are taking part in the #ThanksToYou campaign for this special birthday year.

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Super Summer

Mansfield Museum has had its most successful summer for twelve years.

As the summer holidays draw to a close, we are delighted to be able to confirm that more visitors passed through our doors this August than in any other year since 2007. Topping out at the 7000 mark, these wonderfully gratifying figures represent scores of families every week throughout the month heading up Leeming Street to check out what was on offer. Many were drawn by the regular ArtBeat hands-on craft sessions; some by Lego or board games days; others by Sublime Science workshops where they got to make their very own pot of slime.

Although those sessions have ended with the return to school, Man on the Moon, our exhibition celebrating the half-centenary of the Moon landing, runs until October and was in itself a big draw during the summer. Why not come and see it for yourself, if you haven’t already done so?

Plus, this is the very last call for '100 Years of Mansfield', The Old Mansfield Society’s display of a century’s worth of archived Mansfield material including images, videos and objects. Extended way beyond its original spring closure date due to its popularity, this fascinating exhibition must end on 12th October.

Stop Press: Watch out for news of a great new exhibition celebrating the careers of local sidecar champs the Birchall Brothers.

Summer is fast approaching

We are getting ready for a fun-filled summer here at Mansfield Museum

Our summer exhibition this year is ‘Man on the Moon - A 50th Anniversary Celebration’

In July 1969 Neil Armstrong took mankind’s first steps on the Moon and uttered his now iconic line: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’ This is an even more amazing achievement when you realise that in the fifty years since, just 12 people have walked on the Moon (and none since 1972). Fifty years on the Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society is working alongside us at the Museum to celebrate this anniversary.

As always there will be lots for children to do and a programme of hands-on science activity workshops to engage the next generation with the furthest reaches of the universe. There will be an activity on every day of the school holidays.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 20 July so come along over the summer to find out about all things space related.

'100 Years of Mansfield' produced by The Old Mansfield Society displays 100 years of archived Mansfield material including images, videos and objects. It has now been extended until 12 October due to the huge amount of interest in the Town’s history. Come down and see it before it goes.

So, as always there is something for everyone so why not pop in and see what we have to offer?

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