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.