Museums & Art Galleries Nottinghamshire

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The Holocaust Centre
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The Holocaust Centre
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice, and the development of ethical values, leading to a greater understanding within society. The Centre uses the history of genocide as a model of how society can break down, and emphasises how current and future generations must...
Thoresby Park
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Thoresby Park
Thoresby Park, within the heart of Nottinghamshire, is a lovely place to visit all year round with a range of attractions for all of the family no matter how young or old. Our extensive grounds cover over 1000 acres of rich unspoilt English countryside, with a range of facilities and attractions open to the public all year round. Opening...
The Workhouse - Southwell
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The Workhouse - Southwell
19th-century institution for paupers The best-preserved workhouse in England Explore the workshops and dormitories of this imposing early 'welfare' institution Meet 19th-century inhabitants with our audio guide Interactive displays chart poverty through the ages Play 'The Master's Punishment' game What's new this year ...
Newark Air Museum
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Newark Air Museum
We are located on part of the former World War Two airfield of Winthorpe in eastern Nottinghamshire close to the border with Lincolnshire. Very little remains of the original wartime buildings and what remains of the original runways are no longer fit for use. This website has been designed to give a taste of what the museum has to offer. Whilst...

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Newstead Abbey
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Newstead Abbey
he Abbey was founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, and to this day the house retains much of its medieval character. The most famous survival is the iconic West Front of the church that dates from the late 13th century and is now a scheduled ancient monument. Inside the house the medieval cloisters, Chapter House (now the Chapel)...
Creswell Crags
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Creswell Crags
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Further evidence came to light in 2003 with the discovery of Britain's only known Ice...
Galleries of Justice
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Galleries of Justice
Based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, there are many ways to explore the Galleries of Justice Museum, with free exhibitions, audio & performance led tours and a themed café. Whatever you choose to do, you will be delving in to the dark and disturbing past of crime and punishment. Opening times and costs ...
Greens Windmill and Science Centre
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Greens Windmill and Science Centre
Hands-on experiments in the Science Centre which explore electricity, magnetism and light, ideal for young children.
City Of Caves
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City Of Caves
 Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore our original and historic site with sandstone caves with our actor led tours and meet our friendly characters Archie and Annie the Archaeologists or wander through at your own pace with our fantastic audio tour. You will be taken on an archaeological...
Tales of Robin Hood
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Tales of Robin Hood
Welcome, Traveller! You can ride through medieval Nottingham in unique adventure cars and see, hear, touch and smell expertly captured scenes from the days when Robin stole from the rich and gave to the poor – with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his men in hot pursuit. In the evenings you can join Robin and the lovely maid...
Nottingham Castle
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Nottingham Castle
Nottingham today is a modern City steeped in history and legend. Situated in the heart of England, its relationship with the Robin Hood story is forever fixed in the hearts of people throughout the world. Many religions are now represented in Nottinghamshire. Nottingham itself was the birthplace of William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army....
Nottingham Castle Caves
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Nottingham Castle Caves
Beneath the Castle a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels continue to tell the turbulent story of this historic site. Come along for a memorable tour and discover the secret passageways, King David's legendary dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle's Wine Cellar and Mortimer's Hole. Take a tour to experience the caves for yourself, learning on the...
Wollaton Hall & Park - Nottingham
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Wollaton Hall & Park - Nottingham
Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor building, designed by Robert Smythson and completed in 1588, it is now the home to the city's Natural History Museum. Wollaton's Courtyard Stables are home to the city's Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, a vibrant...
Nottingham Industrial Museum
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Nottingham Industrial Museum
Nottingham Industrial Museum is located in the 17th century stables block of Wollaton Hall, on the western edge of Nottingham. The museum is run entirely by volunteers, and is open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. The museum contains a unique collection of working steam and diesel engines as well as examples of textile and transport...
Revolution House
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Revolution House
In 1688, three local noblemen, the Earl of Devonshire, the Earl of Danby and Mr John D'Arcy met at Whittington disguised as a hunting party, to begin planning their part in the overthrow of James II. A rainstorm sent them seeking shelter to the Cock and Pynot alehouse. Now known as Revolution House, it is a free public museum. There is a display...
Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
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Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre
Barrow Hill Roundhouse was built in 1870 as a maintenance centre for steam locomotives. Engines were repaired, watered, coaled and turned around here. This required a turntable with lines of track called 'spurs' set around it. The name roundhouse originates from the conical roof that these buildings used to have. In the 1860's the roundhouses...
Gainsborough Old Hall
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Gainsborough Old Hall
Regularly described as a “hidden gem in Lincolnshire” this exciting visitor attraction offers a variety of events and exhibitions and an award – winning schools’ education programme. Owned by English Heritage the Hall is operated by Lincolnshire County Council. Gainsborough Old Hall is a large, late- medieval manor house...
Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
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Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery
Chesterfield's rich historical heritage is explored in the town's museum and art gallery. Taking the story of Chesterfield as its theme, the museum shows how the town has become the place it is today. The museum tells the story of Chesterfield from its origins as a Roman fort to the present day. It is located in the Stephenson Memorial Hall,...
Original Lincoln Ghost Walk
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Original Lincoln Ghost Walk
The Original Lincoln Ghost Walk runs every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm from the Tourist Information Centre in Castle Square. . The Lincoln Ghost walk has been running since 1996. My interest started when we moved to Lincolnshire and bought (unbeknownst to us) a haunted cottage. We had a ghost cat and a rather unfriendly...
The Collection - Lincoln
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The Collection - Lincoln
The Collection brings together an award winning archaeology museum and one of the region's premier art galleries, the Usher Gallery, in the heart of historic Lincoln. The Collection and Usher Gallery play host to a huge variety of historic and contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year. Alongside these they regularly put on talks and...
Ellis Mill
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Ellis Mill
This wonderful Lincoln mill is located on Mill Road, so called due to the nine windmills that formerly faced west over the steep slopes of the Lincoln Edge.Ellis Mill is now the sole survivor of these mills and an excellent example of a small tower mill. The Mill dates from 1798 but there has been a mill on this site from at least the middle of...
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
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Museum of Lincolnshire Life
All the information you need to plan your visit to the museum. Enhance your visit to the Museum with our new award winning multimedia  handheld iGuide (East Midlands Heritage Award for ‘Innovation’ 2015). Admission: Free admission!    Opening Times:  April to September: Monday to Sunday 10am to...
Mrs Smiths Cottage - Lincoln
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Mrs Smiths Cottage - Lincoln
Mrs Smith's Cottage Museum in Navenby is a preserved example of a simple, early Victorian, brick-built, Lincolnshire cottage. With walls only a single brick thick and the only modern innovations an inside toilet, cold water tap and electricity, it offers a glimpse into life in a bygone age. The Cottage and Visitors Centre at the museum display...
Strutts North Mill
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Strutts North Mill
Jedediah Strutt began building mills here from 1776. The original North Mill was completed in 1786 but was destroyed by fire in 1803. Its replacement, the present mill, was built in 1804 on the earlier mill's foundations by Jedediah's eldest son William Strutt and is one of the oldest surviving examples of an industrialised iron framed,...
Crich Tramway Village - Matlock
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Crich Tramway Village - Matlock
Voted East Midlands ‘Best Day Out’ by viewers of BBC East Midlands Today, Crich Tramway Village has developed into one of Derbyshire's most unique family attractions. Trams run to and fro down a cobbled street past the former Derby Assembly rooms before passing under the Bowes-Lyon Bridge and climbing a mile and a half of track that...
Temple Mine - Matlock Bath
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Temple Mine - Matlock Bath
Visit Temple Mine which was acquired by the ancient custom of 'Nicking'. The mine has been worked since 1922 for fluorite and lead ore and shows a variety of mining methods have been used. Temple Mine is a working 1920s lead and fluorspar mine, just across the road from the Museum. A guide will take you around the mine, providing an authentic...
Peak District Lead Mining Museum
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Peak District Lead Mining Museum
The Museum houses thousands of items, relics of the lost lead industry, which are explained and interpreted in an imaginative and thought-provoking exhibition. These include hundreds of rock and mineral specimens from around the world. Interactive exhibits and climbing tunnels, provide something for the young and the young at heart. ...
Toys of Yesteryear
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Toys of Yesteryear
TOYS of YESTERYEAR is a fantastic collection of Vintage Toys from around the turn of the century (1900) to the mid 1970's. It takes you back to your childhood days and helps you to re-live your childhood memories. We have over 6000 toys on display. Some of them can be seen working. These working models include Meccano, Hornby, Steiff,...
Graves Art Gallery - Sheffield
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Graves Art Gallery - Sheffield
Welcome to the Graves Gallery -The Graves Gallery is the home of Sheffield’s visual art collection. Situated above the Central Library, away from the noise and traffic of the city centre, the Gallery is a peaceful haven for visitors to enjoy the city’s art and a programme of temporary exhibitions. Famous names on show at the Graves...
Millennium Gallery
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Millennium Gallery
Millennium Gallery should be your destination if you and the kids are interested in craft, art and design. The permanent metalwork collection is one of the finest in the whole world and contains beautiful items that have been collected from every continent. There are also various items that Sheffield is famous for, such as cutlery and tableware....
AeroVenture
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AeroVenture
Commercial Light Aircraft Collection Royal Observer Corps Exhibition Piston Engine Collection including Rolls Royce Merlin and Griffon Jet Engine Collection including DeHavilland Ghost, Rolls Royce Avon and Conway Sheffield Blitz  Exhibition   A treasure trove of Aviation history is available to all from a short...
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
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South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum at Doncaster Lakeside on the former site of WWII RAF Doncaster has historic buildings and aircraft hangers, military aircraft and helicopters, and you can even put yourself in the pilot seat as selected cockpits are always open! A great day out for families and enthusiasts alike. The museum exhibits a collection of...
The Donnington Grand Prix & Military Collection
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The Donnington Grand Prix & Military Collection
THE DONINGTON GRAND PRIX COLLECTION IS, QUITE SIMPLY, THE LARGEST SHOWCASE OF GRAND PRIX RACING CARS IN THE WORLD NOW ALSO INCORPORATING THE WHEATCROFT MILITARY COLLECTION IN THE FIRST TWO HALLS. Four halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century, where visitors can get close to the cars...
Weston Park Museum - Sheffield
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Weston Park Museum - Sheffield
Weston Park you can explore the world and its past, from millions of years ago to the present day. Children and adults will love the animated new displays, specially designed to delight even our littlest explorers. From Egyptian Mummies, to a traditional butchers shop. From Snowy the polar bear, to living ants and bees. The citys amazing...
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is a family friendly museum with games, colouring sheets, and trails that tells the story of the Doncaster area from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day. It is open all year, and free to visit, with a large and varied temporary exhibition programme, plus special activities and events suitable for all...
National Emergency Services Museum - Sheffield
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National Emergency Services Museum - Sheffield
National Emergency Services Museum is the worlds larges joint 999 museum showing an insight into all of our Emergency Services through hands-on learning with history. With 30+ vehicles on site, 3 floors of exhibits to explore, discover and learn including real Victorian Police Cells (including smells!) there really is something for everyone. The...
Kelham Island Museum
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Kelham Island Museum
Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield's industrial story. Located in one of the city's oldest industrial districts, the Museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old. Come inside and explore the new look Museum amidst the sights and sounds of industrial...
Cusworth Hall and Park
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Cusworth Hall and Park
Cusworth Hall and Park offers plenty to see and do with the kids, is open throughout the year, and it’s free to visit! The Museum has an extensive collection of items ranging from costumes and accessories, to agricultural and mining hand tools. There are also toys and games, household equipment, plus plenty of photographs to discover (more...
Melton Carnegie Museum
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Melton Carnegie Museum
Melton Carnegie Museum re-opened fully on Saturday 13th November 2010 following a major building project which has created a new state-of-the-art gallery, study area and community space for museum activities, schools, volunteers and community groups. The museum, which has now doubled in size, features displays on local history, trades, foxhunting...

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Charnwood Museum - Loughborough
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Charnwood Museum - Loughborough
Charnwood Museum features a wide range of exhibits reflecting the history, geology, archaeology and industries of Charnwood and the surrounding area. Permanent displays include ‘Coming to Charnwood’, ‘The Natural World of Charnwood’, ‘Living off the Land’ and ‘Earning a Living’. Each contains...
Stonehurst Family Farm & Museum - Loughborough
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Stonehurst Family Farm & Museum - Loughborough
Enjoyment for the whole family at Stonehurst Farm and a warm welcome from the Duffin Family. Visitors can experience many farm activities such as:     See and touch friendly farm yard animals     Farm walks and go pond dipping     Tractor & trailer rides and Pony rides     Play areas...
The Trolleybus Museum
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The Trolleybus Museum
The Trolleybus Museum is the world's largest collection of preserved trolleybuses, alongside other vehicles and artefacts from the same era like trams, tractors and motorbuses. Ideal staring fare for your little rev head!  It bears mentioning that the opening days to the public are pretty limited, but equally when they are open they make an...
North Lincolnshire Museum
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North Lincolnshire Museum
Our school holiday events and activities Term time - our events and activities Event and activity listing Admission: Free!    Opening Times:  Monday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm Sunday: 1pm to 4pm Artyfact Activities take place from 10.30am to 3.30pm during  Saturdays and Bank Holidays and 1.30pm to 3.30pm on...
Snibston
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Snibston
Take a fascinating journey around Snibston where you can discover 500 years of technological innovation and its impact on our everyday lives. From the earliest mining tools, proto-type jet engine to the largest fashion display outside London, there is plenty to explore at this must see museum! As the region's largest interactive museum, Snibston...
20-21 Visual Arts Centre
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20-21 Visual Arts Centre
Housed in what was once St John’s Church, Scunthorpe, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre hosts five gallery spaces showing the finest in contemporary art and craft all year-round. As well as a first-rate cafe and gallery shop, 20-21 offers daily creative activities for families, including our "activity table" and a range of annual fundays....
Experience Barnsley
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Experience Barnsley
Experience Barnsley is a Museum and Discovery Centre dedicated to the people and history of Barnsley through documents, recordings, films, and centuries old artefacts, that have been donated by people living in the Borough. It is located in Barnsley town centre, and is free to visit, making it a great all weather attraction. There is also a...
Ashby de la Zouch Museum
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Ashby de la Zouch Museum
Local history museum with special events for families and children. Open all the year round with interesting exhibitions, models and children's activity sheets. Specially designed hands-on activities for pre-booked school groups and other organised children's groups. The Museum closes for Christmas on Saturday 22nd December and reopens Monday 7th...
Donington le Heath Manor House
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Donington le Heath Manor House
The museum is based in a Medieval Manor House dating back to 1280. The house has a fascinating history and is now restored with fine oak furnishings. Visitors to the house can now see restored rooms and displays on medieval life as well as a series of temporary exhibitions on a wide range of subjects. The house is set in recently recreated 17th...
Rutland Railway Museum
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Rutland Railway Museum
We are an open-air Museum based in the heart of the rural East Midlands where the now extinct industry of home iron ore production is preserved for visitors. The industrial revolution and the subsequent development of the British economy relied on the presence of a number of basic raw materials, notably coal and iron ore. The history...
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
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Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Two totally different experiences sitting side by side. The country home of the Lords Vernon, a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Be amazed by the grandeur of the Great Staircase and Long Gallery. The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something...
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