Exhibitions during 2022

Current Major Exhibition –


A series of exhibitions reflecting how Sleafordians entertained themselves in times gone by.  The first concentrates on the amateur dramatics scene in the town, with sincere thanks to Sleaford Playhouse for the loan of artefacts and costumes.

Other current exhibitions:

Bass Maltings

An exciting exhibition on the iconic Bass Maltings: From Construction to Dereliction

The Bass Maltings in Sleaford are a large group of eight disused malt houses originally owned by the Bass Brewery of Burton upon Trent.  Constructed between 1901 and 1907, the Maltings are the largest group of malt houses in England;  they have been designated Grade II* on the National Heritage List of England recognising them as “particularly important … of more than special interest.”


Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Centenary of Sleaford War Memorial

On the weekend of June 4th, both of these exciting occasions coincide!  The Museum has two small exhibitions to commemorate.


Centenary of Sleaford Picturedrome, October 2020.

A selection of memorabilia of the now closed Sleaford Picturedrome, reflecting its history and stories.


Peg Dolls

The Museum is lucky enough to have a large collection of exquisitely dressed and decorated peg dolls. They were made by the late Mrs Joan Fairgrieve of Bracebridge Heath and were generously donated to the Museum by her family.


Silk Willoughby Aircrash, 4th June 1944


On the 4th of June, 1944, an American B24 Liberator (Sweet Chariot 261) demolished 2 farm buildings at Willoughby Walks.  The occupants of the farm were unhurt and there was no-one on board the aircraft……

This fascinating story is presented in a small exhibition, 75 years after the event.  It also coincided with a Local History talk about the aircrash presented by Mark Bamford on Tuesday 23rd July 2019.


Childhood cabinet

Toys and artefacts from Sleaford childhoods.