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Local Collection Cabinets

Our Local Collection cabinets are in our Sadler Gallery and feature artefacts, collections and exhibitions that we think are really interesting. They all relate to local history, have been owned by a local resident or friend of The Spring, or are linked to an area of our work.

If you have a collection or artefacts that you think our visitors may be interested in please contact Kate Saunders, Participation and Heritage Manager, on


Playful Packaging by Becky Dunn

Friday 1 July - Thursday 28 September

A fantastic display of weird and wonderful art all made from recycled materials.


Mineral Collection from the South Coast by Barry Pitt

Tuesday 3 October - Friday 22 December

Barry has collected over 1400 mineral specimens over a period of 35 years, and we will be displaying a selection of items from his collection found along the south coast, particularly Devon, Cornwall and the South Caradon Mine. 
On Wednesday 13 December Barry will be giving a talk about his mineral collection. Click here for more information and to book your ticket.