The Art Trail

Discover 40 BookBench sculptures across North Nottinghamshire from 18th June until 5th September 2021. The Benches are displayed in libraries, museums, galleries and other cultural venues to form an art trail for local families, residents and visitors to enjoy.

In 2019, schools, colleges and BID members were invited to enter a design competition to win a BookBench sculpture to decorate with designs inspired by journeys, adventure, freedom and pioneering spirit. Once the trail has ended, the BookBenches will return to the competition winners.

Download or pick up a trail map from multiple locations. Share your North Notts Journeys moments at #NorthNottsJourneys

'Showcasing Our Local Area' created by St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Did you know?

More than 30 million people can trace their ancestry to the 102 passengers and approximately 30 crew who sailed on the Mayflower for a new life in the New World.

2020 was the 400th anniversary of the ship setting sail. There are numerous BookBench designs that represent the region’s links to this important historical event. Can you spot them all?

'Wind Power to the New World, Coal Power to Cottam' created by St Anne’s C of E Primary School

Design your own BookBench at home!

Download the North Notts Journeys Activity Pack for at-home ideas and activities themed around Literature, Journeys, The Mayflower and North Notts.  

Start a family tree or create your own BookBench design using the sculpture template. Make sure you share your designs using #NorthNottsJourneys.


North Notts Journeys | Past > Present > Future

North Notts Journeys | Past > Present > Future