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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.


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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

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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