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What’s on at Mansfield Museum this May half term?

Posted onPosted on 15th May

Mansfield Museum has fun and free activities for all the family this half-term, from 30th May to 2nd June, as part of the build up to Mansfield Carnival on Saturday, 17th June.

On Tuesday, 20th May, Beat Feet Drumming are holding free workshops between 10am to 11am (for 0 to 7 years) and 11am to 12noon (for 7 years and above). Their fun and engaging rhythm workshops will explore rhythms from around the world using hand drums.

In Mansfield Market Place on Wednesday, 31st May, from 10am to 1pm (weather permitting), there will be free have-a-go Zumba sessions from Global Dance with Charm with rhythms like Bhangra from the Punjab, Soca from the Caribbean, Samba from Brazil, Cumbia from Columbia, and beats from different regions of Africa. There will also be the opportunity to make your own Carnival flags at both the market and museum between 10am and 12noon on this day.

On Thursday, 1st June you can design and make your own Carnival headdress in the museum Arcade, and on Friday, 2nd June you can make your own Carnival Wings – both activities take place from 10am to 12noon.

Bamfords Auctioneers are at the museum between 1pm to 3pm on Thursday, 1st June to value items.

On Friday, 2nd June and every other fortnight from 12.30pm to 2.30pm the Feel Good Friday sessions return. These free events will help residents to improve their fitness and nutritional awareness to benefit the whole family. There is the chance to try new activities run by qualified health professionals from More Leisure Community Trust, meet new people, and get advice on getting active.

To celebrate National Fish and Chip Day on Friday, 2nd June, there will be free seaside-themed craft activities and a Makers Market on Saturday, 3rd June with stalls displaying and selling locally-made gifts and homewares, plus refreshments from Poffles pop up cafe.

Jonathan Annable’s new artwork exhibition is in the galleries, including work by museum curator Jodie Henshaw.

Find out more about future events and opportunities at Mansfield Museum, including Mansfield Carnival, go to or follow it on social media @mansfieldmuseum.