The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard

Museum of Nottingham Life, Castle Boulevard, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 1FB
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The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard


Please Note: Nottingham Castle reopened in June 2021 following a 3-year, £30m transformation. Brewhouse Yard remains closed to the public as its transformation continues, and is scheduled to open in summer 2022.


Brewhouse Yard has been part of Nottingham’s changing story and important cloth trades for hundreds of years; affecting the lives of many of the city’s different communities.

Generations of textile makers have lived and worked here from the Wildboare dyers to the laceworker Websters.

Come and be welcomed by Lucy Webster, former resident of Brewhouse Yard, who’ll show you her home and take you on a journey back in time as you explore the history of the iconic building.

Brewhouse Yard began as cave dwellings and these still exist today. From medieval maltings and tanneries to World War Two air raid shelters, you can discover the tales and stories buried deep in the sandstone.

The Brewhouse Yard caves are all at ground level and designed to be as accessible as possible, however can still be uneven underfoot due to the cave’s geology.

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Guide Prices

Admission to the Museum of Nottingham Life only – £2.50 per person, under 5’s FREE
• Admission prices for special events vary
• Group tours cost £5 per person (and must be booked in advance)
• School group prices are available on from

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  • Groups Accepted - 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 10
  • Min group size - 1
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Opening Times

Museum of Nottingham Life (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - SundayClosed*
Bank HolidayClosed

* Due to a fantastic £29.8m Heritage Lottery Funded grant Nottingham Castle and The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard are closed for redevelopment until 2021.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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