Nottingham Contemporary

Weekday Cross, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2GB

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Nottingham Contemporary


Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest galleries of contemporary art in the UK. The gallery hosts regular changing exhibitions of international art. Nottingham Contemporary is set in an iconic building, designed by the award-winning architects Caruso St John, in the heart of city centre.

Alongside the exhibitions, Nottingham Contemporary runs a full programme of events, including talks, film screenings, music and performances. Free drop-in family activities take place every weekend and throughout school holidays.

The café, Ottar at Contemporary serves a seasonal, ripe, and varied menu, as well as award-winning chocolates and a selection of delicious cakes.

International Art. For Everyone. For Free.

The café takes group bookings and can accommodate special requests. It can also be hired out for corporate events.

Gallery & Shop
Tue–Sat 10am–6pm
Sun: 11am–5pm
Closed Mondays

Ottar at Contemporary Café
Tue–Sat: 10am–5pm
Sun: 11am–4pm
Closed Mondays

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Family Fun
  • Groups Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - Can accommodate up to 120 people in The Space theatre style.

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Travel & Trade

  • Room/unit allocations available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Gallery open - Tuesday – Saturday 10am - 6pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm (Closed Mondays)

Shop: Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday -Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm

Blend Coffee Shop - Monday - Friday 8.30am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.30am-5pm

Closed between 25 December 2022 and 3 January 2023


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