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.

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Harry Diamond, Lucian Freud

Quiet Observation: Artists & their Abodes 1950s – 1990s

Gallery 2

12 November 2022 - April 2023

To celebrate the centenary of Lucian Freud’s birth in December 1922, this display shows how he and a number of his contemporaries were inspired by the personal environments they lived and worked in.

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Unstructured Icons By Yinka Shonibare CBE RA

Gallery 4

12 October 2022 - 25 February 2023

A display of our latest acquisition, Unstructured Icons, a set of woodblock prints with a decorated portfolio box by the celebrated British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE.

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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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Ean Flanders

The Descendants – Portraits by Ean Flanders

Galleries 6 & 7

28 January – 13 May 2023

These contemporary photographic portraits, and the conversations that took place during the sittings, offers a new perspective on those seen as part of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. 

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