What’s on at Bassetlaw Museum

by | 10 September 2019 | Art, Heritage

Paintings by Westhill Art Group
Runs until Saturday 5th October
Westhill Art Group, for the over 60s, was formed around 10 years ago by local self-taught artist, Norma Spurdens, as a leisure activity for retired people in the Ordsall area. The group, which is now organised by another local artist, Pat Ward, meet at Westhill Community Centre every Tuesday afternoon.

Stories and Objects exhibition
Saturday 23rd September to Saturday 23rd November
This unique exhibition explores how museums can build new and strong relationships with the community and tell their forgotten, untold and unheard stories. The exhibition brings together objects and personal experiences of local people who took part in the Stories and Objects project run in conjunction with Nottingham Trent University.

Guided tour of Amcott House
Thursday 12th September and 17th October, 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Discover the story and secrets of Amcott House which is home to Bassetlaw Museum. Find out about its previous owners and the transition from a private house to museum. Pay as much as you like. Booking is essential, call 01777 713749.

Retford Heritage Open Day
Saturday 14th September, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Celebrate Retford’s industrial heritage. Go on your own or with the family, to take part in free family friendly activities or to delve into the museum’s industrial archives. Children’s activities including make a windmill. Watch rope-making demonstrations and have a go. View archives from local business including Clarks, Jenkins and Bradshaw’s. Vintage tractors and stationary engines. Meet the ‘Ragged Victorians’ and learn about the life of the poor. Vintage bus rides departing hourly from outside the museum, priced at £1.00.