Exhibitions and Events

Exhibitions and Events

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

A couple reviewing one of the exhibits at the museumExhibitions

‘Editing D.H. Lawrence’

2 February until 27 May 2023

Lawrence is an iconic figure in English literature, but also one of the most controversial.

He struggled with publishers throughout his career to express himself in the form he wanted. 

This exhibition will trace the ways in which the Eastwood born writer found his writing amended and censored and how he found innovative ways to respond to this.

The exhibition is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10am till 4pm at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, 8a Victoria St, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3AW.

‘Bennerley Viaduct, the Iron Giant of the Erewash Valley’

8 June until 22 July 2023

Bennerley ViaductThis pop up exhibition from the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct will give a fascinating insight into Bennerley Viaduct, one of the most iconic structures in Nottinghamshire. 

The exhibition charts its incredible history, from the Victorian railway boom, through dereliction, to walking and cycling destination. Learn more about the people and society that created it and the lasting impact it has on the communities Lawrence would have known well. 

Alongside the exhibition, there will be a programme of workshops and guided walks, bringing together Lawrence, creative writing, and visits to the viaduct as it is today.

Coming soon

  • D.H. Lawrence Portrait Exhibition – 1 September – 28 October
  • D.H. Lawrence Children’s Prize Exhibition – 3 November – 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.

A museum employee greeting guests at an event at the museumEvents

Our annual events programme includes Gin and Gaslight events, the D.H. Lawrence Festival, wellbeing walks, workshops and much more.

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
  • 5 September
  • 3 October
  • 7 November
  • 5 December

Coming soon

  • D.H. Lawrence Festival – 1-11 September

  • Gin & Gaslight – 13 October

D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum
tel: 0115 917 3824