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Schools Out for Summer!

Discover how children used to have fun when not in school, toys from the past, street games, play houses, seaside holidays. Hours of fun..with no television!

£2.00 craft kits, and 25p paper crafts available every week, and why not try our 25p trail, the museum toys are hiding around the museum, can you find them? There's a prize if you can!




 Wanted for our B(u)y Me! for Christmas Exhibition.

We are looking for artists and designer/ makers to feature in our exclusive B(u)y Me! for Christmas exhibition. Our ever popular Christmas gift exhibition, offers our visitors, affordable handmade gifts, with a difference!We are looking for work from all disciplines, with the emphasis on quality handmade items, to suit all budgets.

If you are interested in applying, please fill in and return the application form below (see useful documents).

Hall Gallery 

From Art to Stitch

9 May-28 June

This exhibition features textile work from the Breakaway Textile Artists group. Each member chose an artist, and produced a piece of work based on this inspiration.  Artists such as, Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Rennie Mackintosh, to name but a few, were used to produce a range of work to inspire and enthrall. 

Pictures is a quilt created by Judy Fairless, inspired by Andy Warhol.



The English Shires-A Different Look

4 July-20 September.

This exhibition, by The Shire's Artists, depicts life within the Shires. Using a mix of medium, including oils, watercolour, monoprint, pastel and acrylics, the artist have produced a range of work, both modern and traditional,viewing the Sires through different eyes.



 Details about the gallery

The Museum & Art Gallery exhibition space in the Main Gallery is approx 110m2, and hosts the main exhibitions.

On average the Main Gallery presents six exhibitions annually. The programme covers arts, crafts, local history and we have a family themed exhibition during the summer months.

The majority of exhibitions are supported by arts activities and workshops at the Museum. Public sessions are organised for adults and a programme of children's activities run during the school holidays.

If you are interested in exhibiting in our Main Gallery, please read the exhibition policy link below, and if you meet these criteria, please fill in the application form. We aim to reply within three months to all applicants.

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