Temporary Exhibitions at the Museum.

The museum has a lively temporary exhibition programme.

Below are details about some of our shows.

Thinking about World Culture Objects

8 July – 1 October

What comes to mind when you come face-to-face with these unique objects? What do the animals they represent tell you about their use or meaning? Are they functional, artistic, ceremonial, or all of these? There will be recordings of other people sharing their ideas available to watch in the gallery. Do you agree with their thoughts? The Museum has a nationally significant collection of items from different world cultures. This exhibition has been developed as part of the Museum’s Centenary Celebrations.

Techniquest – Forces

16 September – 5 November

Full of family-friendly hands-on excitement for all ages! The science-based fun is packed with curious snippets of information – learn how air can keep a ball in the air, or even how pendulums work! As with all our shows entry to this exhibition is free to members of the public, however there is a small charge to school groups for this exhibition to cover staff costs. Members of the public are advised to visit this show Friday – Sunday, or after 3.30pm Tuesday – Thursday. This is to avoid coinciding with a booking, as the exhibition will be closed to the public when pre-booked groups are present. Full access to the public during half-term (Tuesday 24 October to Friday 27 October).









British Wildlife Photogaphy Awards Exhibition 2016

16 September – 29 October

Now on tour, this show is a celebration of British Wildlife, as well as a showcase for some of the country’s leading nature photographers and we hope you are both captivated and impressed by this delightful display.


Jamie Mina. Mountain hare. Tomatin, Inverness, Scotland. Animal Portrait winner BWPA 2016. Images remain the copyright of Photographers from the BWPA 2016 competition.



David Beaumont – Naked Town

7 October – 10 December

Local artist David Beaumon exhibits a series of drawings which show local buildings in various states of ruin.


Artwork by David Beaumont.