Climate! How you can change the world exhibition now open

Climate change exhibition
Climate change exhibition

Climate! How we can change the world explores the small actions we can all take to make big changes to the planet.

We have something to interest all ages this Summer so gather your family and friends and come to see us for events, exhibitions and even retail therapy!

School holiday activities will run Tuesday to Friday during August including your chance to make a bug hotel and recycled jewellery. Of course, Lego Days will return by popular demand!

Join us for Robin Hood themed trails, crafts and storytelling as we celebrate the annual Nottinghamshire Day on Thursday 25 August.

Race along to the museum to make Tour of Britain related crafts on Saturday 2 September, ahead of cheering on the riders as they pass through the district on Thursday 8 September.

All activities are free, fun for the whole family and run from 10am to 12pm or 2pm. Visit our website or follow our social media accounts @mansfieldmuseum for a detailed programme of all activities.

Our brand new exhibition opened today, 12 July. Climate! How we can change the world explores the small actions we can all take to make big changes to the planet. Come along with us on a journey from home and garden to woodland and oceans, to learn about your carbon footprint and how to reduce it.

Councillor Stuart Richardson, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Growth is looking forward to visiting the exhibition:

“Minor changes to our lifestyle such as walking or cycling instead of traveling by car, or recycling your rubbish as well as clothes and other household objects you no longer need, will amount to a major difference if everyone in the district does their bit. I’m excited to visit the museum with my family this summer and see for myself the wonderful work the staff there continue to put on display for our schoolchildren and residents.”

Our climate exhibition is interactive and asks you to make a pledge of the changes you will make after visiting. Have a go on an exercise bike, try our litter pickers, or just chill on our sofa while reading David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg’s take on the climate emergency we are facing.

You will also have the opportunity to contribute to our community art piece, decorating a replica globe with newspaper and magazine images that represent climate change, the issues we are facing and the actions we need to take for a better future.

Sian Booth, Cultural Services Manager for Mansfield District Council tells us:

“Our visitor numbers always rise during the school summer holidays and we are looking forward to welcoming families from Mansfield and beyond to discover that together, we really can change the world. Participants in our Art Power course have contributed to the exhibition so look out for a crocheted wind turbine as you walk round the gallery when you visit us.”

If you are keen on learning more about climate change, visit to sign up and earn points and prizes for the difference you are making.

Our 100 Years of the BBC and Broadcasting exhibition is still open too, so come along present a newscast or try our sound booth.

We are open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm and can’t wait to welcome you.

Published: 12th July 2022