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The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Acre Edge Road, Laxton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0PA

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The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

About

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum is so much more than a museum. It’s a vibrant memorial, a place of testimony and a Centre of learning for communities of all faiths, and none, across the UK.

Since the Centre was established in 1995, in the grounds of a former farmhouse in the village of Laxton, on the edge of Sherwood Forest in North Nottinghamshire, it remains the first and only place of its kind in the UK. Dedicated to Holocaust remembrance and education, the surrounding countryside provides a peaceful setting and the Centre itself is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped Memorial Garden. The scent and sight of more than 1,000 white roses in full bloom stands as a poignant living commemoration of the Holocaust. Each individual rose carries a precious reminder, and together they make a powerful statement. The Children’s Memorial, dedicated to the young people murdered in the Holocaust, is being built slowly over time by visitors to The National Holocaust Centre and Museum. Visitors are invited to select a stone from the trough and place it on the memorial, in tribute to one of the 1.5 million individual children who died. The garden is a unique space of healing, reflection and contemplation for all to share.

The Museum is accredited by the Arts Council, and features a permanent exhibition suitable for adults and children 12 years and older, as well as an age-appropriate interactive exhibition for younger children. Both exhibition areas are infused with survivor’s testimony and artefacts, providing a human and personal perspective on pre-war Jewish life in Europe, the rise of National Socialism, the Holocaust survival and post-war justice. The Journey, Europe’s first and only Holocaust exhibit aimed specifically at primary school children follows the story of Leo, a fictional German-Jewish boy living in 1938 Berlin. His story unfolds in a series of rooms, which not only detail his experiences but also the historical events that characterised the Nazi domination of Europe and that of children who lived during the Holocaust and survived.

But what makes a visit particularly unique is the opportunity to meet a survivor of the Holocaust and to hear their story. The Centre is privileged to host survivors on a daily basis during term-time, and most Sunday’s during summer*, all of whom share their experiences with visitors and answer questions from young and old alike. They have made the National Holocaust Centre and Museum what it is today by their strength and commitment.

With two permanent museum exhibitions, a memorial garden and films and resources to support learning it is recommended you allow at least 4 hours for your visit.

*details of the Survivor speaking can be found on the Holocaust Centre's website.

 

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Child (age 8-17 years)£7.50 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children OR I adult, 3 children)£30.00 per ticket

Free entry for carers and under 8’s
Tickets are valid for 12 months to visit the museum, however, please note, if using this, there will be an additional charge for some events.
Souvenir books £3.50

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

You can visit The National Holocaust Centre and Museum by car using their address and postcode (NG22 0PA), or hop on the Nottsbus On Demand bus run by Nottinghamshire County Council. A flexible way to travel by bus, simply book your journey using the Nottsbus On Demand App or by calling them on 0300 500 8080.

 

 

Facilities

Other

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Groups Accepted - Groups of 15 should pre-book
  • On-Site café/restaurant - On-site coffee shop and gift shop
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Ample parking and designated disabled parking spaces

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Opening Times

Holocaust Centre opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:30*
SaturdayClosed*
Sunday10:00 - 16:30*

* Last entry 3:30pm. Cafe open 11am - 3pm.

Please note they are closed from Friday 23rd December until Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

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

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2019 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2019 2019
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Highly Commended 2019 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Highly Commended 2019 2019
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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