Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Photo exhibitions show two sides of Newstead

Photo exhibitions show two sides of Newstead

New exhibitions by a local photographer will give a different perspective on the landscape around Newstead Abbey. The exhibitions, running from 9 February to 7 July 2019, will kick off an exciting new season at Lord Byron’s ancestral home with striking contemporary photographs of young people people from Newstead Village, and poignant scenes of former […]

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Nottingham City Council launches plans to transform Wollaton Hall & Deer Park

Nottingham City Council launches plans to transform  Wollaton Hall & Deer Park

A Transformation Project was launched at Wollaton Hall yesterday (Tuesday 29 January) which will see the iconic Nottingham landmark undergo a major refurbishment of its museum and gardens. This ambitious project will see complete gallery redevelopment of the Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum, the restoration of the walled garden and the formal gardens – a […]

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A magical night to enjoy your city as Nottingham Light Night 2019 is announced

A magical night to enjoy your city as Nottingham Light Night 2019 is announced

The twelfth Nottingham Light Night will take place in the city next month, on Friday 8 February. Organised by Nottingham City Council in partnership with ‘It’s in Nottingham,’ the event is also supported by community groups and city venues. Nottingham residents are invited to take an orbital journey across the city from the canal side […]

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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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