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Walking Tours of Lenton: Albert Ball Exhibition

Meet at the Albert Ball Statue, Nottingham Castle Museum, Off Friar Lane, Notttingham, NG1 6EL
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Walking Tours of Lenton: Albert Ball Exhibition


Friday 7 April and Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 May 2017 at 1pm

In connection with the temporary exhibition on Captain Albert Ball (see below), we are running walking tours on the life of Captain Ball.

The tour will take you to the locations that were apart of Captain Ball’s life in Lenton this includes where he was born, grew up and is remembered. The tours are being given by our expert on all things Captain Ball VC, volunteer Richard Clay who shall be giving the tours on Friday 7 April , Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 May at 1pm.

Those wishing to go on the tour are asked to gather at 1pm at the Albert Ball Statue in the grounds of Nottingham Castle.

The tours cost £5, with all proceeds going towards the Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection) a registered charity (number 1001226) and booking is essential. Please note normal entry charges apply to the Castle. The tour shall take you into the places that were apart of Captain Ball’s life, with some areas opening especially for the tours that are normally closed to the public.

Areas covered in the walks are the house where Captain Ball was born, where he lived at Sedgley House, the Church and war memorial where Albert is remembered and finally the tour shall finish off back in the Albert Ball exhibition in the castle in the Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection). Please note the tour lasts for about 2 hours and there is a lot of walking involved.

To book please email Or telephone 0115 9465415 extension 5219. Payment can be taken via cheque, made out to the Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection). Alternatively payment can be taken via Pay Pall using the address


Exhibition details:

Wednesday 1 March - Monday 17 July 2017

The exhibition ‘Lone Wolf of the Skies- The Life of Albert Ball VC, DSO & Two Bars, MC remembers the life of Captain Albert Ball.

Born and bred in Nottingham, Albert joined The Sherwood Foresters when war broke out in 1914 and later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. One of Nottingham’s most decorated servicemen and flying ace of the First World War, he was just 20 years old when he was killed in action on May 7 1917. The exhibition explores his life from start to finish through the objects that he owned, some of them never seen before in public. The exhibition seeks to commemorate the Centenary of Albert’s death and pay homage to him and examine the legacy which he left behind.

Nottingham Castle is open every day from 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm) during the peak season (March - November)

Don’t miss the opportunity to see a range of objects which are being brought together for the first time in almost 100 years and belonged to one of the flying aces of the First World War.


£7 (adults) £5 (children & concessions) £20 (Family 2+3) Under 5s FREE and will allow FREE repeat visits to Nottingham Castle for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Please note the Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection) is free to enter.

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