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Madame Parboiled Tours

Various locations, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2BY
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Madame Parboiled Sunday Historical Pub Tour

Join Madame Parboiled every Sunday for a tour through some of Nottingham City's famous pubs. Learn about the history of these fascinating buildings and some of the guests who have died and just won't leave. She will also entertain you with stories to keep you amused. Treat yourself to some of the local ales while you are entertained by Madame Parboiled the dungeoneer's wife and take advantage of the offers with tour tickets.

A great way for visitors and residents of our ancient city to explore its history and be entertained in some of the most historical buildings in Nottingham. The tour not only covers some of the local stories but some of the stories behind the naming of the pubs.

This tour gives a good laugh as well as picking up facts you never knew about.   Being in the evening makes it a memorable unconventional birthday, stag party or hen do, as well as corporate or social club events. You can even book your own night or afternoon.(Not Friday or Saturday night)

Every Sunday from 7pm

Meet the Ghosts of Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall is a beautiful Elizabethan House, Built by Sir Francis Willoughby in collaboration with the architect Robert Smithson and completed in 1588. The name of the family changed over the centuries, but the Hall remained in the ownership of the bloodline until 1926 when death duties forced its sale. Today it is owned By Nottingham City Council and houses the cities natural history collection. It is noted as one of the most haunted buildings in Nottinghamshire.

In this behind the scenes tour, there will be no gimmicks or fancy dress. The tour is lead by Kath George, a full time front of house assistant responsible for the unlocking and locking of the building. She has met some of the former residents, as have her colleagues both still in the service and those long gone.  This tour brings in the stories of real encounters with the unexplainable happenings of Wollaton hall, and we will even give you a glass of wine to steady your nerves.

Dates available on the Madame Parboiled website.

Meet the Ghosts of Nottingham Castle

From the first Wooden Nottingham Castle built in 1068 to the Second oldest museum and art galllery in England, Nottingham Castle has stood proudly over Nottingham. Some of its past residents still remain and events over the past 1000 years have left their imprint on its very stones.

Through underground caves and basement rooms come and meet the Ghosts of Nottingham Castle...

Dates available on the Madame Parboiled website.

Madame Parboiled - Ghosts in the Woods

Spine chilling tales told in a Woodland Setting. Supper cooked over the campfire. Suitable for vegetarians, and hot drinks are included in the price. Suitable for adults and ages 12+, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Cover in bad weather and toilet facilities.

There is recommend dress for the weather but bring a blanket to snuggle in. You can book this event for groups of 10 or more as a unique way to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. (October - May)

Dates available on the Madame Parboiled website.

The Original Beggar's Banquet

So what is a Beggars Banquet..........well in Victorian England people flooded into towns across England looking for work, only to find there was none or what there was was so poorly paid that you watched your family starve. The housing situation was no better and many were homeless and destitute or just plain bewildered.

To ease the suffering the town corporations put up soup kitchens and fed the poor and gave them a glass of beer. When fed and cheered the poor, destitute and bewildered enjoyed entertainment from street entertainers and enjoyed a right good sing a long with songs popular at the time.

We invite you to join us in the spirit of the Beggars Banquets with songs from musicals, comical sketches, monologues and a good old sing song with some of your old favorites and some a bit more recent.

The Beggar's Banquet and Ghost-Teas are available as private bookings

Dates available on the Madame Parboiled website.

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  • Family Fun
  • Groups Accepted
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Opening Times

Madame Parboiled Tours (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday19:00 - 20:00*
Thursday - SaturdayClosed*
Sunday19:00 - 23:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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Friday, 26 January 2018 - Friday, 26 January 2018

Friday, 23 February 2018 - Friday, 23 February 2018

Meet the Ghosts of Wollaton Hall
more info

Monday, 29 January 2018 - Monday, 29 January 2018

Saturday, 24 February 2018 - Saturday, 24 February 2018

Meet The Ghosts of Nottingham CastleFrom the first Wooden Nottingham Castle built in 1068 to the Second oldest museum and art galllery in England, Nottingham Castle has stood proudly over Nottingham. Some of its past residents still remain and events over the past 1000 years have left
more info

Sunday, 28 January 2018 - Sunday, 28 January 2018

Madame Parboiled: The Original Beggar's BanquetA night of singing, table thumping, laughter, excellent food and ale to take your troubles away.
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