News in September 2016

  • Sep 18

    Hayman Rooke's Sketchbook

    Major Hayman Rooke (after whom the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest is named) was a pioneering archaeologist and accomplished artist in the final decades of the 18th century.  

    This free exhibition brings together some of his finest works, from detailed plans of pre-historic sites, field sketches from the Peak District and the Dukeries, to water colours capturing the sometime menacing local climate!  

    As well as works kindly loaned by Derby Museums and Derby Local Local Studies Library, the exhibition features finds from Mansfield Woodhouse Roman villa, originally excavated by Rooke (and loaned by Mansfield Museum).   ‘Hayman Rooke’s Sketchbook’ runs at Creswell Crags Museum and Visitor Centre until Feb 19 2017 (daily until end October and then weekends only until February). 

    Mam Tor (Courtesy of Derby Museums)

    Watercolour of Mam Tor, Derbyshire, by Hayman Rooke

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