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Our Heritage

Getting involved in heritage has the power to enrich our lives and offers the chance for communities across Newark and Sherwood to discover objects from museum collections which are not normally on display.

In 2023-2024, our Community Curator, Rebecca Fawcett ran workshops, quizzes, reminiscence sessions and met people in market places, community halls, care homes, libraries and local history groups. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Hands on History Event

Open Doors in partnership with Collingham and District Local History Society and The Notts and District Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers, hosted a 'Hands on History' event on Saturday 20th January 2024. See the video below for the event's highlights.

Our Heritage celebrates the stories told by some of over 95,000 objects in our museum collections in venues across the district including Newark, Ollerton, Edwinstowe, Rainworth, Bilsthorpe and Clipstone. Watch Rebecca and Kevin Winter, our Exhibitions and Collections Assistant reveal some of the fascinating objects in the collections that inspire us today

Future of Our Heritage

In 2024-2025, Rebecca will be looking for your help to co-curate an exhibition of local history to tour around the district. We’re also starting to build a digital archive of your stories – your heritage!