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Newark Town Hall Museum

Market Place, Newark, Notts, NG24 1DU
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Newark Town Hall Museum


This is one of the finest town halls in the country, designed in Palladian style in 1774 by the eminent architect John Carr of York. Rooms within the working Town Hall form part of the museum and house a fine collection of civic treasures. Visitors can see original Georgian features in the imposing Council Chamber, the Mayor’s Parlour and our unique selling point, an elegant Assembly Room, restored in 1990 to its 18th century splendour. This restoration work was awarded a Europa Nostra Diploma of Merit. A must-see are the Corinthian columns in the Assembly Room leading the eye up to the stunning coved ceiling.

On the second floor visitors can enjoy an excellent fine art gallery with displays covering six very able Newark artists including William Nicholson of international standing and father of the sculptor, Ben Nicholson. In addition there is the Spotlight Gallery which has monthly changing exhibitions and adjacent, the Civic Gallery with 18th and 19th century gifts to the Council along with historic regalia. A must-see in the fine art gallery is a drawing by Edward Eyre showing the Town Hall in 1776 with the south wing still to be built, and in the Civic Gallery, the Proclamation Stool used by the Town Clerks to announce new monarchs. 


Newark Town Hall Museum is a family friendly museum offering younger visitors a wide range of all year round activities, including dressing up in mini-mayoral regalia, or mini-Georgian costumes, an interactive touch screen, and a range of puzzles and trails.


Click here to see the museum's upcoming events


Guide Prices

Free Entry

Group tours can be arranged:
- Allow 1 hour tour
- £2.50 per person
- Minimum 12 people
- Booking essential
- Refreshments on request

Map & Directions



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In Market Town
  • In town/city centre

Opening Times

* Enter the Town Hall from the Market Place.
The stairs and lift to the Museum & Spotlight Gallery are on the right hand side.

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