New Western Gallery exhibition: Romantic Facts and Fantasies

This exhibition explores sixty years of turbulence and innovation that laid the foundations of our modern world.

The East Midlands is one of the heartlands of British Romanticism: Nottinghamshire was briefly home to one of its leading lights, the poet and celebrity Lord Byron; and Derbyshire still bears traces of the industrial landscape created by visionary engineers such as Richard Arkwright. Exhibits on display include images, documents and artefacts chronicling the landscape of the Romantic East Midlands, as well as pieces relating to Byron’s life at Newstead Abbey, including a 1st edition of his supernatural drama, Manfred (1817).

Staff and students are invited to a private viewing on Thursday 9 May, 5pm-7pm. Complimentary drinks will be available.

The Romantic Facts and Fantasies: Culture and Heritage of the Romantic Age, c. 1780-1840 exhibition runs from Friday 10 May – Sunday 25 August.

Opening times:
11am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday
12noon-4pm, Saturday & Sunday
Closed on Mondays

Admission is free and the exhibition is based at the Weston Gallery, DH Lawrence Pavilion, Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

For further information please contact Manuscripts and Special Collections at or on 0115 951 4565.

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