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Museum exhibitions

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Community exhibitions

We also display regular community exhibitions here at North Lincolnshire Museum.

Coronavirus update: All exhibitions and activities are currently suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak

The Year That Was

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been one of the strangest of recent years. But for future generations looking back, it will be a unique period worthy of study as people try to understand what it was like to live through a pandemic.

We would love to be able to add photographs to our Image Archive collection that show how North Lincolnshire’s communities got through Covid-19 and periods of national restriction.

We need your help. Do you have photographs of roads empty of cars, deserted high streets, support the NHS banners, discarded face masks? Do you have any photographs of what you and your family got up to? Did you take part in any of the museum craft activities? What things did you do to pass the time? Did you play board games? Did you take part in one/ many of the Zoom quizzes that seemed to be everywhere? We are interested in any images that you feel sum up 2020.

Firstly, the images we receive will be compiled into an online exhibition that illustrates 2020: The Year that Was. We will also add a selection of the most representative photographs to our Image Archive to be shared with future generations.

We hope you will help us with this.  Please email your images to museum@northlincs.gov.uk

A Home and a Husband by Tracy Satchwill

The artist was inspired by the steelworker’s cottage in the Museum and she wondered what life would be like for a wife living there. Before creating the piece she read lots of articles and diaries about the lives of women and noted the drudgery and hard work of housework.

Medieval Crafts  

‘Medieval Crafts’ is a celebration of the rich array of skills and trades practiced during the medieval period.

The work of medieval craftsmen and women could be found throughout society, from spectacular high-status items to simple everyday objects such as pottery and clothing. Examples of much of this work still survive today, but the processes that created them are often overlooked.

In this exhibition we will be exploring the stories behind the finished products.

‘Medieval Crafts’ will look at the tools and techniques used to make these artefacts, at how they changed and developed through time and how they fitted into wider medieval society.