Community exhibitions

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


Iron Youth

12 October until 15 March 2020
An intergenerational project discovering Scunthorpe youth culture from the 1940s to the modern day. The exhibition will explore local people’s memories about growing up in Scunthorpe. It will cover themes including fashion, music, dance, identity and aspirations.

As part of this project we are collecting memories, stories and photographs about being a teenager in Scunthorpe, which will be added to the exhibition. There will also be a large number of photographs from the Scunthorpe Youth Centre archive on display for the first time.

Medieval Crafts  

28 March – 13 September 2020

The Normans under William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066. They are remembered for their castles, the Domesday Book and the Bayaux Tapestry, which shows the Norman invasion. It’s the longest embroidery in the world, only 50cm tall but it measures a mammoth 70m long, about the length of three average-sized swimming pools.

We have a small collection of Norman artefacts at the Museum including the Barnetby font. Crafts will link to the Bayeaux Tapestry, churches and castles