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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.

Exhibitions 2014

Main Gallery

Are You Listening Carefully?

1 February-26 March

A collection of new work by the artists at Unit Twelve inspired by music that is important to them personally, music that speaks directly to them, music that demands active listening and provokes reaction, from singing along and strutting to work to the hushed intimate moments that echo deep within the chambers of their hearts. 

Features work by: Jennifer Collier, Louise Wilson, Emily Notman, Julia Jowett, Brady & Proud, Fran Buxton and Print Garage.

The official exhibition opening will be on Saturday 1 February, 2pm-4pm, and there will be ‘Make and Take’ drop in, workshops by the participating artists.




Open Art and Craft Exhibition 2014

12 April-2nd July

Our annual Open Art and Crafts exhibition includes work selected by an independant judging panel. All types of artwork are exhibited, from paintings, prints, photographs and metalwork. A wonderful, ecclectic mixture of 2D and 3D work makes for a stimulating and interesting exhibition.

Don't forget to vote for your favourite piece of artwork, as the winner will have the opportunity to hold an exhibition in our Hall Gallery in 2015.

Pictured are the winning pieces form last years competition, by Sarah Thorley (under 16's) and Philip Dare.


Hall Gallery

Treasure! Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard.

8 February-27 April

Treasure! Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard is a family friendly, community exhibition developed by Staffordshire County Council’s as part of the Mercian Trail. It tells the story of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard – a process which is still going on. The exhibition has been designed to tour venues which are unable to host original Anglo-Saxon objects from the Hoard. It features high quality replicas and reproductions, video, interactives, costumes and an opportunity for visitors to add their own thoughts and opinions to the Staffordshire Hoard story.


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