Mansfield Museum invite you to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

a picture of a mocked up 1950s living room

Mansfield Museum have been awarded almost £10,000 from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation – ensuring that creativity plays an important role in local

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will ensure that thousands of people from communities all across England will have the opportunity to take part in exciting creative events – all in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. From puppetry and story creation, through to making crowns, carnivals and art trails, there will be a huge range of exciting activities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in.

Using the monies awarded, the team from Mansfield Museum will create a replica 1950s living room which will visit community spaces in Bellamy, Oaktree, Bull Farm, Warsop and Ladybrook during the jubilee weekend.

The traveling 'pop up living room' will be a historically accurate replica of a typical living room of the time with a video of the Queen's Coronation in 1952 which will play on a loop throughout the day. There will be old copies of the Mansfield Chad and other reminiscence history to engage with and some locations will offer children’s craft activities and food for visitors.

Join in with the free, family fun as it travels the district:

  • Mansfield Museum, NG18 1NG on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May from 10am to 3pm
  • William Kaye Hall (Ladybrook Community Centre), NG18 5JJ on Thursday 2 June from 1pm to 4pm 
  • Warsop Methodist Church, NG20 0LZ on Friday 3 June from 11am to 3pm
  • Oak Tree Tesco, NG19 3RT on Saturday 4 June from 9am to 7pm
  • Trowell Court Community Centre, NG18 4NT on Sunday 5 June from 12pm to 5pm

Made possible with thanks to National Lottery players and administered by UK Community Foundations on behalf of the Arts Council, the Let's Create Jubilee Fund will support a huge range of projects throughout England. 44 community foundations have been awarding grants across the country.

Cultural Services Manager Sian Booth tells us:

“I have an absolute passion for bringing arts and culture to everyone in Mansfield district. By removing barriers such as accessibility and travel by taking projects out into the communities we support, we are taking a huge step in the right direction towards Mansfield District Council’s vision of being a place where everyone can be involved, feel happy and healthy.”

Cllr Stuart Richardson, Portfolio Holder for Health and Communities expresses his gratitude for those bringing the project to our residents, stating:

“This funding has been made possible thanks to National Lottery players, and we are grateful to The National Lottery Lets Create Jubilee Fund for their support, as well as Nottinghamshire Community Foundation who administer the funding locally.

“My personal thanks also go to all of the Cultural Services staff who work tirelessly to bring projects like this to fruition for the benefit of the Mansfield public.

“Lastly, my thanks are extended to our wonderful partners who help us deliver not only this but several of our community focused projects throughout the district. Vibrant Warsop, Ladybrook Enterprises and Bellamy Residents and Tenants Group are always on hand to work together to help local people become proud and confident and encourage them to tell their unique stories.”

Published: 9th May 2022