Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Festive fun at Newstead Abbey this Christmas

Festive fun at Newstead Abbey this Christmas

The storybook Christmas season begins at Newstead Abbey this week with an enchanting programme of traditional celebrations and entertainment for the whole family. Rooms in this magnificent historic house will sparkle with Christmas lights and be decorated with trees, floral displays and garlands. There will be a chance to sample some traditional Christmas fayre too. […]

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Nottingham Castle takes part in National Lottery #ThanksToYou on Saturday

Nottingham Castle takes part in National Lottery #ThanksToYou on Saturday

December fun thanks to The National Lottery #ThanksToYou  Nottingham Castle will be throwing open its doors for free to National Lottery players on Saturday 01 December 2018. The Castle is one of hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying […]

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Tickets on sale for half term dinosaur adventure at Wollaton Park

Tickets on sale for half term dinosaur adventure at Wollaton Park

Dinosaurs will once again take over Wollaton Hall as this October will see an international dinosaur festival enter the park. Tickets go on sale today. Through October half term – 20 October to 4 November, Wollaton Park will be transformed into a prehistoric world. Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come To Life, is an interactive, life-sized […]

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G F Tomlinson appointed as construction partners for Castle Transformation Project

G F Tomlinson appointed as construction partners for Castle Transformation Project

Local company, G F Tomlinson (GFT) has been appointed by Nottingham City Council as the main contractor for construction of the £30m Castle Transformation Project. The site will be closed for the next two years to become a world-class visitor destination, with improvements funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), D2N2, […]

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Outdoor Theatre season at Newstead and Wollaton still a local favourite

Outdoor Theatre season at Newstead and Wollaton still a local favourite

Anyone wanting to catch any of this summer’s outdoor theatre performances is urged to book their tickets, as some popular shows are selling out. Nottingham City Council’s outdoor theatre programme has been up and running for a month now, with audiences taking advantage of the wonderful weather and snapping up tickets for some new and […]

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Historic murals dating back to 1928 in Nottingham’s Exchange Arcade restored to their former glory

Historic murals dating back to 1928 in Nottingham’s Exchange Arcade restored to their former glory

Restoration works to the historic murals in the dome of the Exchange Arcade to the rear of Nottingham Council House have reached completion. ottingham City Council and Contractor G F Tomlinson have been working with specialist restorer Alex Carrington to bring these murals back to their former glory after years of deterioration, largely due to water damage.  […]

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2018, a year of celebrations and commemorations for our Armed Forces

2018, a year of celebrations and commemorations for our Armed Forces

People across the city are being encouraged to help mark Armed Forces Day and the end of the First World War centenary. Different events are being held across the city to mark and celebrate the armed forces in 2018, up-coming events include: HMS Sherwood Freedom of the City Parade – Saturday 2 June One of the largest military […]

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Festival to excite Nottingham’s curiosity

Festival to excite Nottingham’s curiosity

Writing poetry with code, gazing at stars and taking part in Chemistry experiments are just some of the activities you an expect from this year’s Festival of Science and Curiosity. Returning for a fourth year, the festival will be running 14-21 February. It aims to provide opportunities for the people of Nottingham to express their […]

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Second Lace Unravelled Roadshow to run in the city

Second Lace Unravelled Roadshow to run in the city

Local lace workers are invited to share their experiences in the industry with visitors to a one-day exhibition in Nottingham. The Lace Unravelled roadshow will take place on 3 February 2018 at the Broadway Cinema, 10am-4pm, as part of a project to study Nottingham City Museums and Galleries’ lace collection – recently designated of national […]

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