The Great Nottinghamshire Local History Fair

by | 8 May 2022 | Heritage, Worksop

‘Inspire’ is delighted to be able to host the ninth Local History Fair at Mansfield Central Library as a live, in-person event this year to showcase Nottinghamshire’s heritage. The event will take place on Sunday 15th May at 11.00am to 3.00pm.

At this fabulous, free event you can: explore local history displays, find out about family history, browse local history books for sale, and get hands-on with history! There will be free activities for all the family to enjoy including taking a virtual trip down a coal mine and interactive model railway displays. The Mansfield and District Male Voice Choir will be singing in the Auditorium at 1.00pm and the library’s new cafe will be open throughout the day.

History groups and organisations participating in the fair include: Bassetlaw Museum and Pilgrims Gallery, Beeston and District Local History Society, Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum, Blidworth and District Heritage and Historical Society, Bob Massey History, Chesterfield Canal Trust, Farnsfield Local History Society, Flintham Museum, James Wright (Triskele Heritage), Keyworth and District Local History Society, Laxton History Group, Mansfield Townscape Heritage, Nottingham Feminist Archives, Nottingham Women’s History Group, Nottinghamshire Archives, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Labour History Society, Nottinghamshire Local History Association, Nottinghamshire Mining Museum, Nottinghamshire Nursing History Group, Old Mansfield Society, Retford and District Historical and Archaeological Society, Sherwood Forest Trust, Sutton Heritage Society, Thoroton Society, Toton Sidings Remembered, Worksop Archaeological and Local History Society.

There’s no need to book to attend the fair – just drop by! For more information, please visit