Exhibitions and Events

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


Ellie Leatherland'Celebrating the Volunteers of Eastwood'

27 July until 30 September 2023

The exhibition will feature portraits from more than 30 local organisations, celebrating the volunteers of Eastwood who help improve the lives of people in the local community.

The portraits have been taken by Lesley Grand-Scrutton and Anna Glew from The Beauvale Photography Group.

Speaking about the exhibition, they said: “We came up with the idea of creating an exhibition of photography, which acknowledges and celebrates the important work carried out by organisations and their volunteers to improve the lives of the people in our local community.  

Volunteering takes many forms, including management, administration, giving financial and legal advice, offering spiritual guidance, helping people who are suffering from physical and mental health issues, befriending the lonely and isolated, providing transport to doctor and hospital appointments, giving support to ex forces personnel, working with children and young adults, helping those who are homeless, helping people who are subjected to domestic abuse, working in charity shops, gardening and picking up litter, working in a food bank and serving meals, providing warm spaces, the list goes on...

The common denominator, in every case, is that so many people are willing to use their skills and experience and give up their precious time to help others in order to make a difference within society.”

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.

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 and 10 November

Gin and Gaslight

Wonderful gin tasting experiences are on offer at the museum this October and November as our always 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