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Future Exhibitions


Pre-Raphaelite Knights

1 February – 3 May 2020

Explore a world of medieval myths and legends, of tales of heroic deeds and chivalric honour; for the most part the knights depicted by the Pre-Raphaelites in the 19th century were lovers as well as fighters. Masterworks by Rossetti, Millais and Burne Jones bring these tales and myths to life.


The Adventures of Clara

22 May – 1 November 2020

In 1738 Clara was the most famous rhinoceros in Europe. She travelled the world inspiring people and creating a sensation; letters, poems, songs, paintings, books and sculptures like our very own were produced. This exhibition will tour the globe so you can see, hear, smell and learn how Clara lived and what she did. You can also find out how to help save rhinos for the future.


Regeneration Possibility. Choice. Change

20 November 2020 – 28 February 2021

A show of new oils by Martin Kinnear, inspired by the Museum, its collections, places and objects which define the human condition. Exploring themes of possibility, choice and change this exhibition will help you appreciate what we can all achieve.