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Malt Cross Heritage Tour: Music Hall & Caves

Malt Cross, 16 St James's Street, Nottingham, NG1 6FG
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Malt Cross Heritage Tour: Music Hall & Caves

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Various Saturdays throughout the year 10.30am & 12.30pm | Wednesdays 12.30pm
(Please check the website link above for up to date dates and times)
The Malt Cross
£5 per person. You can book online via the website link above
Please note that there is no lift access to the caves and 20+ stairs to reach the caves

Come along and join an hour-long guided tour of the Malt Cross music hall and the old sandstone caves below.

The Malt Cross is a traditional Victorian music hall and cafe bar situated just off the Market Square in the heart of Nottingham. It is one of the last remaining music halls in the UK and provides a fascinating glimpse at the social and cultural development of popular music and performance.

Learn about the people who designed and built the music hall in 1877 and the performers who graced its stage when it functioned as a vibrant entertainment venue, mainly for the working classes. Hear about its glorious days as a live music venue and the slow decline of the music hall's reputation due to gambling, crime and debauchery which led to it being closed in 1911. 

You will also be invited to explore the two floors below the music hall which have recently been renovated thanks to a £1.38 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. These floors, which have not previously been accessible to the public, now feature our Arts and Heritage workshop space and the Henderson Art Gallery. 

You'll also be invited to visit an historic underground cave network below the streets of Nottingham where the public can explore the history of the site dating back over 300 years.

Please note: the caves and gallery are currently out of use while refurbishments take place. They are expected to reopen in spring 2020.

Opening Times

Malt Cross Heritage Tour: Music Hall & Caves (1 July 2019 - 1 July 2020)

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