Past Exhibitions

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. The exhibition explored the world of kings, knights and barons and even featured a life-size Robert de Vere!


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. We found out what has been living in our oceans from ancient times to the present day.


Exhibitions 2015

visions-posterVisions of the World
14 February – 16 August
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 as they have travelled to new lands and discovered new cultures. 


Community of Collectors posterUttlesford: 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. Participants attended workshops to learn how to care for, display and interpret their collections. 


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



Exhibitions 2013

Re-imagining EgyptRe-imagining Egypt
16 November – 23 February 2014. A collaborative exhibition that brings together 300,000 years of Egyptian history with contemporary artworks by acclaimed Egyptian artist Khaled Hafez, and members of the community inspired by the objects on display.

1950s image_1The 1950s ‘Having it so good’
14 September – 3 November. A nostalgic exhibition exploring everyday life & events in the 1950s


25 May – 1 September. An exhibition celebrating the brilliance of our British Butterflies.Learn about their habitats and strategies for survival.


Castle Street houseCastle and Community
Continuing until 27 January. An exhibition on the origins and historic homes of Castle Street from the Normans until now.