Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Hoodwinked: revealing the twist on the tale

Hoodwinked: revealing the twist on the tale

The first three sculptures for the spectacular Hoodwinked art trail have been unveiled.   The trail planned for Nottingham next summer celebrates the legend of Robin Hood – but with a mischievous twist on the tale. The sculptures transform our merry man in green into appealing robins – birds of a feather who will flock together […]

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Newstead Abbey Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day this weekend

Newstead Abbey Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day this weekend

Celebrated on the second Tuesday of October, Ada Lovelace Day promotes the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Newstead Abbey will be running its own Ada Lovelace Day celebrations this weekend. Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron and mathematics-loving Annabella Milbanke. She became a mathematician and writer, publishing her notes on […]

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Parking charges increase helping to pay for improvements at Wollaton Hall & Park

Parking charges increase helping to pay for improvements at Wollaton Hall & Park

Parking charges at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park are due to rise from Wednesday 2 August, the first increase on the site in six years. Revenue from parking charges is used to maintain the Park and has helped fund major improvements that have already taken place and those planned in future. Parking for up to […]

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Wollaton Park prepares for a sell-out at Splendour Festival

Wollaton Park prepares for a sell-out at Splendour Festival

Nottingham’s most popular music festival returns to Wollaton Park this Saturday 22 July with a fantastic day out lined up for a close to sell-out crowd of over 23,000 music fans with final few tickets available online. Tickets have been selling fast thanks to a great line up including Kaiser Chiefs, Busted and Tony Hadley. […]

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Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Nottingham’s new Lord Mayor and the city’s infamous resident, Robin Hood will lead a procession from the Council House to the Gates of Nottingham Castle on Saturday 24 June. And if the Sheriff of Nottingham lets him in, access will also be given to all Nottingham residents to the Castle for the day. The mayoral […]

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Peacock Exhibition opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend

Peacock Exhibition opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend

A new exhibition – Peacocks: The Pomp of Power opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend and will be open to visitors, each weekend throughout the summer in the Charles II Dressing Room and Edward III rooms. The exhibition is inspired by the beautifully elegant peacocks that grace the grounds of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home […]

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Wollaton Hall to close briefly ahead of World Exclusive Exhibition

Wollaton Hall to close briefly ahead of World Exclusive Exhibition

Wollaton Hall Natural Science Museum will be closing temporarily to the public from Monday 5 June 2017 to allow the Dinosaurs of China Exhibition to be installed. The exhibition will run from Saturday 1 July 2017 through until Sunday 29 October 2017 and the Hall will reopen on 12 November once the exhibits have been […]

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East Midlands Flower Show returns to Newstead Abbey in July

East Midlands Flower Show returns to Newstead Abbey in July

Event – East Midlands Flower Show 2017 Date – 1 and 2 July 2017 Location – Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8GD After a hugely successful first year, the East Midlands Flower Show will return to Newstead Abbey over the weekend of 1-2 July. The beautiful  grounds of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of the poet G. […]

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New Nottingham Castle exhibition offers an alternative look at portraits

New Nottingham Castle exhibition offers an alternative look at portraits

REPORTRAIT Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery 27 May to 10 September 2017 Nottingham Castle’s latest exhibition – Reportrait – offers a new perspective on portraiture. This exclusive show will run from 27 May to 10 September and challenges viewers not to take work at ‘face value’. The portrait has continued to be one of […]

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