Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions 2017

Life in the Ice Age
12 August 2017 – 12 January 2018

Life in the Ice Age explored the ice ages in Britain and featured a life-size Stone Age man, as well as a sabre-toothed cat and European wolf from the Travelling Natural History Museum. 


Completing the Look: 300 Years of Fashion Accessories
28 January – 30 July 2017

Completing the Look featured beautiful accessories dating from the early 1700s to the 1970s, exploring how fashion is affected by social, cultural and political changes. 


Exhibitions 2016


Magna Carta
16 July 2016 – 15 January 2017

Magna Carta was a touring exhibition from Castle Hedingham Parish Council, exploring the importance of Magna Carta for in medieval Essex. 


Ocean_World_poster_FINALOcean World
20 February – 3 July 2016

Ocean World offered an opportunity to discover giant and tiny sea creatures in a marine exhibition, created with the Travelling Natural History Museum. 

Exhibitions 2015

visions-posterVisions of the World
14 February – 16 August 2016

Visions of the World was a touring exhibition from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) showcasing some of the most spectacular images taken by travellers, explorers and scientists.


Uttlesford: A Community of Collectors
29 August 2015 – 7 February 2016.

We discovered the collections of ordinary people in our local community in Uttlesford: A Community of Collectors,  the result of a special collaborative project between the museum and our community. 

Exhibitions 2014

NW Essex at warNorth West Essex at War
2 August – 1 February 2015.

To mark the centenary of World War I, we hosted an exhibition showing how both the First and Second World Wars affected the people of North West Essex.


Secrets from the StoresSecrets from the Stores
8 March – 20 July 2015

We delved into our stores to bring to light some of the many fascinating objects from our Museum stores that are not on display.