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Collection ‘back by popular demand’

New taxidermy exhibition at Mansfield Museum. Pictured is Jacob Fradgley 11 and Ethan Moss 10.

New taxidermy exhibition at Mansfield Museum. Pictured is Jacob Fradgley 11 and Ethan Moss 10.

Old favourites are back on display at Mansfield Museum, following calls from the public for the venue to exhibit its much-loved ornithology collection.

The exhibition, entitled The Tin Tabernacle after the old nickname for the original building , a converted corrugated iron church, features many original specimens from Edwardian times, when the museum first opened.

Now based in Leeming Street, the museum adopted a more child-friendly approach more than a decade ago, and the collection has been kept safe and sound in storage ever since.

But the museum has now put the collection back on display in a bid to ‘satisfy the curiosity’ of older visitors who often ask staff if the museum still has the collection, a spokesman said.

Pictured are Jacob Fradgley (11) and Ethan Moss (10), who both paid a visit to the museum after the exhibition opened to the public on Saturday, 10th May.

The Tin Tabernacle will run until Saturday, 21st June, at Mansfield Museum. Admission is free.

 

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