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Temporary Exhibition Service


The Temporary Exhibition Service (TES) is a national service which launched in 2018. Heritage and arts venues can borrow existing exhibitions and share their own. This is a cost effective way of producing a programme, reducing pressure on staff capacity whilst retaining the ability to share your collections with your audiences.TES will enable your organisation to make use of your collections to engage new and existing audiences. With a cost effective and easy process, we can help you maximise your location’s potential by enabling you to offer interesting, engaging temporary exhibitions.

Our exhibitions are low cost and family friendly. They are non-site specific, allowing them to be used in conjunction with your site’s collection. We send our panels digitally to keep costs low, allowing you to print the panels at a quality that suits your budget and space. We have multiple exhibitions available for hire which will allow you to make the most of the themes within your collection.

TES is the legacy of Resilience Syndicate, our £149,189 Arts Council England Resilience Fund internship scheme. Six interns were employed by Culture Syndicates in partnership with six East Midlands museums, over one year. Their work focused on creating solutions to problems shared by the partners, particularly in audience development and engagement.

For more information please download our brochure.

Current Exhibitions

Food & Drink

Our Food and Drink Exhibition is a fantastic way to showcase any collection that contains objects of food and drink history of the of the United Kingdom and beyond.

Decoration on Objects

This exhibition allows the visitor to take a journey through the millennia and get to grips with the fascinating way humankind have decorated objects throughout time.

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve has a long and interesting history, which your visitors can explore with this temporary exhibition. See the different ways people in the UK and the rest of the world bring in the New Year.


This three panel exhibition covers the history of map making, from the Babylonians to today, and how maps are used in the modern world.


Image of edge of book with gold leaf pages

Our five panel Books exhibition traces the development of books over time.  This exhibition looks at key changes influencing books, such as the development of writing and technology.


coloured sketch of elves pulling a sleigh with presents in

This fifteen panel Christmas Celebrations exhibition takes a thematic approach to explore the development of festive traditions. It includes fun facts about Christmas and looks at how Christmas is celebrated globally.