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.

Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water

15 July – 10 September

Artwork from exhibition by Sally Blake

30 artists from Australia, The United States and The UK present their woven tapestries in this

internationally touring exhibition. These small-scale creations show different approaches to working with woven tapestry techniques. Some of the textile artists exhibiting have used the landscape as inspiration for their work, while others think about fire, water, or air.

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Dressing the women from Poldark

22 July – 10 September

Costumes hired for this exhibtiion are on loan from Cosprop. Designer of shown dress is Ros Little.

This highlight of our summer programme is a display of different outfits worn by female characters in the hit TV show. Demelza, Elizabeth, Caroline and Verity are all represented in the final lineup, so don’t miss your chance to experience a bit of the ‘Poldark’ magic.

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Dates for your diary:

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).