Temporary exhibitions

Our Lecture Hall and Baily Gallery host our temporary exhibitions. We change exhibitions regularly throughout the year, below you can find out more about what currently have on display.

2 April 2024 - 1 June 2024

beaituful game

Football: The Beautiful Game

This project is a tribute to the world's most popular sport, exploring its history and cultural impact, from grassroots to the Premier League. You'll encounter a fascinating array of exhibits, the illustrious histories and intriguing facts surrounding renowned teams like the Stags, Notts County, and Nottingham Forest. Leaf through captivating photo books, marvel at cherished memorabilia, and absorb information that brings the rich tapestry of  football to life.

27 April 2024 - 18 May 2024


The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

The PAGB Masters of Print Competition is held each year, followed by a public Exhibition. Individual Photographers who are members of affiliated Clubs have entered their work which fall into the categories of Monochrome, Colour and Nature Categories. These works them form the masters of print exhibition

25 May - 15 June

minor to major

Through The Lens: Capturing our Local Environment

Featuring the latest digital creations from photographer Alex Hyde and artist Katja Hock, the exhibition promises a visual feast. Alex's collection will unveil super close up photographs, inviting viewers to discover hidden worlds and appreciate the beauty often overlooked in our everyday surroundings. The exhibition will present a cutting-edge video installation by Katja, titled 'Three Oaks,' spotlighting oak trees sourced from the Sherwood Forest Nature Reserve. There will also be information about how to encourage nature at home from ‘The Wildlife Garden Project’.

22 June - 3 August


A Flight of Pixels: Digital Migration

The upcoming digital installation at Mansfield Museum, crafted by artist Barret Hodgson, promises to breathe life into our extensive collection of birds. Barret uses digital projection and 3D scanning techniques mixing technology and natural history. Looking at themes of migration and the curation of museum artefacts, the exhibition will be a visually stunning experience. The exhibition will be an amazing experience that will captivate visitors and shed new light on our collections.

8 June - 20 July

disability project

Better By Change

This exhibition celebrates our Better by Change programme, A lottery funded project developed to remove barriers faced by disabled people both socially and in the workplace. Curated by our funded employees, the exhibition will explore the history of disability within our communities and celebrate their achievements and journeys

Permanent exhibitions

Three of our galleries host our permanent exhibitions. Here you will find key pieces of the museum’s collection, such as our Buxton watercolours and our ‘Made in Mansfield’ story.

Photo of the Made in Mansfield exhibition


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.

Photo of visitors viewing the Buxton gallery


The Museum's collection of over 130 Albert Sorby Buxton watercolours are a unique and valuable record of the face of Mansfield at the turn of the century.

Past Exhibitions

You can find video tours of our previous exhibitions in this section.