Journey to Bassetlaw Museum

Journey to Bassetlaw Museum

Visitors to Bassetlaw Museum can now view a range of artwork belonging to creative individuals and groups from across the District as part of the Journeys Exhibition.

Early in 2020, Bassetlaw Museum issued a challenge to artists to get creative and produce works on the theme of ‘Journeys’ for its latest exhibition in the Percy Laws Gallery, inspired by the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s journey to America on the Mayflower.

Sam Glasswell, Curator at Bassetlaw Museum said: “We are delighted with results of this project. From professionals to those discovering a new talent, people have contributed thought provoking and moving paintings, textiles, photographs, poems and sculpture.  We would like to thank everyone who has taken part.”

The ‘Journeys’ exhibition is open to the public and continues until 10 October 2020.

A second opportunity later this year will allow artists to submit their work with the theme of ‘Where it Began’. The artwork for this exhibition should be once again inspired by the Pilgrims and explore where they came from and what makes these areas special, as well as their religion and the importance of it.

The ‘Where it Began’ exhibition will take place between October 2020 and the New Year. Full information as well as terms and conditions can be found at:

Bassetlaw Museum has put in place Covid Secure measures to allow the public to safely visit Amcott House, view its latest exhibitions and keep staff safe. As part of your visit, you can also expect a one-way system, test and trace, hand sanitiser stations and regular cleaning regimes.

Bassetlaw Museum, at Amcott House, 40 Grove Street, Retford, is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4:30pm and admission is free. Visitors can book a visit by calling the museum on 01777 713 749.

Image by John Potter.

Last Updated on Friday, December 18, 2020