The town has a commercial centre with a museum, public houses, Palace theatre and restaurants, surrounding the market square. The market dates back more than seven hundred years, but these days it is hardly used due to the building of supermarkets in and around the area. Stagecoach are the main bus operators in the town, together with National Express, and Trent Barton. The bus station dates back to the mid-seventies and serves about fifteen hundred buses and sixteen thousand passengers a day.
Mansfield Railway Station is the train station serving the town, and connects to Worksop and Nottingham on the Robin Hood line. The town has many parks including Titchfield Park, which covers both sides of the River Maun with two bridges crossing the river. Carr Bank park is located near the town centre, and has a war memorial and a bandstand with many flower beds.
Mansfield museum is located close to the Palace Theatre, which dates back to nineteen hundred and four, and attract about forty thousand visitors a year, and is free to enter. It has won several awards over the years, including Guardian Family Friendly Museum of the Year.