Special Exhibitions

We show a range of temporary exhibitions in our gallery spaces. Take a look at what we currently have on display plus some that are coming soon.



The Art of Ruin Display, Landscape, Rosa (follower)

The Art of Ruin

Balcony Wall

A display that depicts Italian landscape paintings which celebrate the ruinous and crumbling. It was a taste that emerged in Rome in the mid-1600s when visiting archaeological sites and collecting ancient artefacts became popular.

The Art of Ruin Exhibition Information

The Black Girl's Silhouette

The World Reimagined - with the VG&M Collections

Gallery 2

13 August – 31 October 2022

The World Reimagined is a nationwide programme of art education around Black history and achievements. This display of artefacts from the VG&M’s collections is to support the work of the programme.

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Alpacas by Jacques Laurent Agasse  (c.1840, oil on canvas)

Creature Feature – A Small Display about Large Animals

Gallery 4

A look at different ways that animals have been depicted in art from the VG&M collection.

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Left - one of the Garstang Museum Stores, Right - Beni Hassan JG-B-356 photograph of pottery vessel with rope netting

Secrets of the Stores - Unseen Objects of the Garstang Museum

Gallery 5

This selection of ancient artefacts have never been displayed to the public. Some are beautiful, some are intriguing, and all have thier own story to tell.

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Fion Gunn Exhibition

Arrivals/Departures -An Exhibition by Fion Gunn

Galleries 6 & 7

30 July - 23 December 2022 

Artist Fion Gunn explores themes of global migration and displacement through paintings, sculpture and audio-visual installation.

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