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Nottingham Castle

Lenton Rd, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6EL
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Please Note: Due to a fantastic £29.8m Heritage Lottery Funded grant, Nottingham Castle will be closed from 1st July 2018 until 2020. Please visit the Nottingham Castle website for updates and information. Why not check out our blog: 13 Brilliant Nottingham Attractions to Visit Now Nottingham Castle is Closed


Situated on a high rock, Nottingham Castle commands spectacular views over the city and once rivalled the great castles of Windsor and the Tower of London. A historic site at the heart of the Robin Hood legend and the starting point for the English Civil War, its history is chequered with sieges, murders and intrigue.

Totally destroyed after the Civil War, the medieval castle was replaced by a magnificent ducal mansion in 1674. Then in 1875 it was converted into the first municipal museum and art gallery outside London. Award-winning cave tours tell this history and take you down into the passageways and tunnels beneath the building.

During the two year redevelopment there will be some fantastic new features added to the Castle and its grounds including a land train, adventure playground, new exhibitions and cave openings, and a visitor centre.
 

Museum and Gardens

The museum contains spectacular fine and decorative arts galleries, as well as galleries telling the story of Nottingham. Whilst on your visit you can also enjoy the six acres of Victorian inspired grounds and gardens with magnificent views of the city and beyond.

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The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard

Located at the base of the Castle Rock, the museum depicts the social history of Nottingham over the last 300 years. It contains a mixture of reconstructed rooms and shop settings, and gallery displays. Step back into an air raid shelter, experience being in a Victorian home, see inside a child's bedroom and look through the cupboards in the kitchen. See objects that were made or used by people in Nottingham and learn about the history of the area, through sight, sound and touch.
 

Please note: Due to a fantastic £29.8m Heritage Lottery Funded grant, Nottingham Castle will be closed from 1 July 2018 until 2020. Please visit their website for updates and information. 

Click here to read the blog: 13 Brilliant Nottingham Attractions to Visit Now Nottingham Castle is Closed

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Groups Accepted
  • On-Site café/restaurant - Refreshments available
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Parking available on site (if available) for Blue Badge holders (prior notice required).
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

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  • In town/city centre

Opening Times

Nottingham Castle will be closed for redevelopment until 2020 (1 July 2018 - 31 Dec 2020)
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Monday - SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed

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