Exhibitions and Events

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

Last known Portrait of D.H. Lawrence


D.H. Lawrence Portrait Exhibit

From 1 September

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

D.H. Lawrence Children’s Prize Exhibition

12 October – 22 December

An exhibition showcasing the poems, short stories and non-fiction pieces about the local area which were entered into the D.H. Lawrence Children’s Prize: Writing Competition by children and young people earlier this year.  

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.


Our annual events programme for autumn/winter 2023 includes Gin and Gaslight events, wellbeing walks, workshops and much more.

Gin and Gaslight 

13 October - SOLD OUT

10 November

Gin and Gaslight

Wonderful gin tasting experiences are on offer at the museum as our popular Gin and Gaslight events return! Enjoy a taste of Victorian decadence, learning about and sampling a selection of gins, whilst having the opportunity to experience this award-winning museum in a beautiful night time ambience.

On arrival, you are greeted with an aperitif by your Victorian hosts before admiring the gas-lit charm of the museum and its historic rooms and exhibits. The gin tasting will then begin, where you will be able to learn all about their history and flavor profiles from our expert.

This is a popular, intimate event so spaces are limited. Tickets are £15 plus a small booking fee and can be booked online at https://ginandgaslight.eventbrite.com (Opens in a new window)

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.

The walks are organised by the D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum in conjunction with LLeisure and the 2023 will begin in February. Walks take place on the first Tuesday of each month, meeting at 10.00am at the Birthplace Museum on Victoria Street, Eastwood.

2023 dates are as follows:

  • 7 February
  • 7 March
  • 4 April
  • 2 May
  • 6 June
  • 4 July 
  • 1 August
  • 4 September (N.B. This is a Monday)
  • 3 October
  • 7 November
  • 5 December

D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum
tel: 0115 917 3824