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Mansfield Museum
Leeming Street

NG18 1NG
Telephone: 01623 463 088
Fax: 01623 412 922
Email: mansfieldmuseum@mansfield.gov.uk

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Overview of collections

Mansfield Museum has a diverse collection including –
Natural History; Whitaker Collection of birds and animals, foreign birds, birds eggs and butterflies and moths.
Ceramics; Porcelain relating to William Billingsley and Manners Collection of Lustreware.
Fine Art; Watercolours by Albert Sorby Buxton and Seddon-Tyrer and other work by local artists.
Social History; Domestic and personal life/Trade and industry/Leisure and social life.
Photography; Collection of photographs and negatives of the local area, including a major collection of photographs donated by the Chad, Mansfield's local newspaper.
The Museum also keeps small quantities of firearms, coins, archaeology, costume, geology, and palaeontology.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The Museum's permanent displays illustrate the social and industrial history of the district using objects and photographs. A significant collection of eighteenth century porcelain, including pieces from Derby, Pinxton and Mansfield is always on show, and a collection of Albert Sorby Buxton's watercolours takes visitors back to Mansfield at the turn of the century.
Collection Descriptions
Archaeology Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Mansfield Museum holds a small collection of its own material, together with a collection owned by the Sherwood Archa...
Archives Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Small collection of archive material. Majority of local material stored at Nottinghamshire Archives.
Arms and Armour Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Small quantity of firearms.
Costume and Textiles Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Small quantity of costume.
Decorative and Applied Arts Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Ceramic items, including porcelain relating to William Billingsley, Manners Collection of Lustreware, and Tagg Collec...
Fine Art Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Collection includes watercolours by A S Buxton, watercolours by Seddon-Tyrer, collection of prints, paintings and dra...
Geology Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Small collection of geology and palaeontology. No further collecting.
Natural History Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Whitaker Collection of birds and mammals, Webb Collection of birds, foreign birds, birds’ eggs, butterflies and moths...
Numismatics Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Collection of coins.
Photography Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Photographs and negatives of local subjects. Actively collected.
Science and Industry Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Social History collection includes material associated with local industries.
Social History Collection (Mansfield Museum)
Collection covering domestic and personal life, trade and industry, leisure and social life, local government and ame...

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