Exhibitions and Events

Information about current and upcoming exhibitions at the D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum.


D.H. Lawrence Portrait Exhibit

From 1 September 2023

Last known Portrait of D.H. Lawrence

The last known portrait of D.H. Lawrence will be on display in his hometown for the first time. Created by artist

Joep Nicolas (1897-1972), the portrait has been recently acquired by Nottingham City Museums, and will be on display at the Birthplace Museum for a year, before it finds a more permanent residence at Nottingham Castle.

Image credit: Courtesy of Nottingham City Museums

Painting Brings Out The Best In Me

18 April – 15 June 2024

The Monday Art Group painting round a table

A new exhibition which showcases the impact of community art on local people.

“Painting Brings Out The Best In Me” is an exhibition by The Monday Art Club, a small community art group based in Broxtowe set up by Borough-based artist Janet Shipton.
The group, which is made up of all experiences and abilities, meet regularly on a Monday afternoon to draw and paint. The group provides a relaxed space for sharing creative ideas, good company and tea and cake!

Exhibit in our space

We host a programme of changing exhibitions in our Gallery Space.  We love to promote our local community so if your group has an exhibition that you think would work well in our Gallery Space please contact us.


Hands on Heritage

Saturday 18 May, 10.00am until 2.00pm

We're delighted to be taking part in the fantastic Hands on Heritage Event at Inspire Mansfield Central Library - come and join us as we put on a pop up museum on Saturday 18 May alongside other museums and heritage groups from across the UK.

Find out more on the Inspire Libraries website (Opens in a new window).

Pop Up Museum: Museum Tour

The Museum will be going on tour this summer, giving visitors to a range of popular community events a chance to learn more about this famous local writer, the Victorian era and local history and heritage through a series of ‘pop up museum’ events.

The museum’s Tour of Broxtowe will start on Saturday 8 June at the Hemlock Happening in Bramcote Hills Park, with museum experts on-hand with a range of activities for all the family including:

  • Object handling
  • Vintage crafts
  • Activities
  • Gifts and more

There will also be a range of gifts, jewellery, homewares, children’s toys and Lawrence- themed items available to buy from the museum’s gift shop.

The museum tour will then continue at:

  • Hemlock Happening - 8 June, Bramcote Hills Park, 1.00pm until 6.00pm*

  • Chilwell Play Day - 30 July, Inham Nook Recreation Ground, 12.00pm until 4.00pm

  • Eastwood Play Day - 1 August, Coronation Park, 12.00pm until 4.00pm*

  • Stapleford Play Day - 5 August, Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground, 12.00pm until 4.00pm

  • Kimberley Play Day - 8 August, Kimberley School Field, 12.00pm until 4.00pm*

  • Beeston Play Day - 12 August, Broadgate Park, 12.00pm until 4.00pm

*The museum building will be closed on these days.

Wellbeing Walks

We offer a programme of monthly Wellbeing Walks focused on getting an hour of fresh air, exploring the local area and meeting people. On the walks you can enjoy Broxtowe’s beautiful countryside, whilst learning about local heritage, and of course, D.H. Lawrence.

Walks take place on the first Tuesday of each month, meeting at 10.00am at the Birthplace Museum on Victoria Street, Eastwood.

2024 dates are:

  • 6 February
  • 5 March – This walk will be a special event: Discover the “Iron Giant”. Pre-booking is essential.
  • 2 April
  • 7 May
  • 2 July
  • 6 August
  • 3 September
  • 1 October
  • 5 November
  • 3 December

Coming Soon

  • New Exhibition - The Pentrich Revolution in Art - 20 June to 30 August

  • D.H. Lawrence Festival - 1 August to 14 September

  • Gin and Gas Light - 18 October

D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum
tel: 0115 917 3824