Luckily there are plenty of hidden gems around Mansfield which you might not have visited. Obviously a lot of them are currently closed, so make a wish list now and tick them off when restrictions are lifted. Here are eight places which people have called hidden gems on TripAdvisor.
1. Mansfield Fire Museum, Mansfield
Behind Mansfield Fire Station is a museum where you can see horse drawn fire engines, it is volunteer run and a donation at the door. One review said: "A little known gem, run by volunteers, the price is a voluntary donation of your choice and it was excellent."
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2. Sherwood Observatory, Sutton
Visit sherwood-observatory.org.uk to see when you can look through their hand built 24 inch Newtonian Reflecting Telescope. One review said: "A hidden gem, although it was cloudy, with only glimpses of the moon, we had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The volunteers are all friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable - we learnt such a lot."
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3. Sherwood Forest Railway, Edwinstowe
A real steam railway in miniature with 6 locomotives 12 coaches, signals, level crossings, and tunnel all perfectly recreated in miniature. One review said: "We took our five year old grandson. He loved the train ride and the staff were so friendly! The play area is ideal and there are plenty of picnic tables. It's a hidden gem!"
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4. Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre, Edwinstowe
Across the road from Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre is this centre home shops selling textiles, fossils and gemstones, paintings, coppersmith, candles, fabric crafts, paper crafts, hand crafted chocolate, handmade soap and jewellery. One visitor said: "Hidden gem, the cafe there does great food at reasonable prices, there can be a slight wait for food as they do fresh food, not fast food."
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