Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Chance to get involved in World-Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition this summer

Chance to get involved in World-Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition this summer

Nottingham City Council is offering the opportunity to be a part of the incredible Dinosaurs of China, Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers Exhibition coming to Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts from 1 July to 29 October with a number of exciting volunteering roles. The City Council’s award winning Museums and Galleries volunteer programme is […]

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1940s Knees-up returns for May Day Bank Holiday

1940s Knees-up returns for May Day Bank Holiday

Visitors are invited to step back in time for the annual 1940s Knees-up on May Day Bank Holiday (Monday 1 May), with a replica Mark IX Spitfire, music, dancing and displays bringing the war years to life. Nottingham City Council is organising the event, which takes place at both Nottingham Castle and the Museum of […]

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Dinosaurs of China will offer Access for All sessions

Dinosaurs of China will offer Access for All sessions

The world-exclusive Dinosaurs of China exhibition is offering visitors with special needs or disabilities a ‘roarsome’ experience this summer, through dedicated Access for All tours. Dinosaurs of China, which takes place at Wollaton Hall from 1 July to 29 October will run a number of special tours in September, providing an ideal opportunity for those […]

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Nottingham Castle purchases Luddite Sword at Auction

Nottingham Castle purchases Luddite Sword at Auction

Nottingham City Council’s Museums and Galleries Service has successfully secured an important artefact from the history of Nottingham after a bid at auction was accepted today. The purchase was made possible with donations from the Nottingham Civic Society and Nottingham Castle Trust. Over two hundred years to the day since he was caught, a notorious […]

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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery announces Conrad Atkinson contemporary art acquisition permanent collection 

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery announces Conrad Atkinson contemporary art acquisition permanent collection 

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to be acquiring a group of works by international artist and activist Conrad Atkinson for its collection, thanks to grants from Art Fund, the V&A Purchase Grant Fund and local donations. The works comprise:  Wordsworth’s Suit and Socks (2003), three Ceramic Landmines (1996) and a photo collage […]

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Wollaton Hall hosts exhibition based on the building and its history

Wollaton Hall hosts exhibition based on the building and its history

Close Distance Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse 8 March – 1 May 2017 Wollaton Hall, Prospect Room The Close Distance exhibition opens in the magnificent rooftop Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall on Wednesday 8 March. With views across the surrounding park and city beyond, this new commission offers visitors a unique experience of […]

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Robin Hood Energy Light Night programme now available

Robin Hood Energy Light Night programme now available

The full programme for Robin Hood Energy Light Night on Friday 10 February is now available and features a wide range of mainly free activities for all ages and interests. Amazing artworks, UV sports, music, dancing, stories, puppets and Star Wars-themed lightsabres will all feature in the popular event, which is celebrating its tenth year.  […]

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Inspiring older people through art and culture

Inspiring older people through art and culture

Volunteers with time and imagination are invited to make heritage, arts and culture more accessible to older people in Nottingham, especially those in care homes. Nottingham City Museums and Galleries are looking for volunteers to engage older citizens using poetry, storytelling, music, dance, reminiscence, photography, drawing, painting, digital technologies, sculpture and film, inspired by the city’s museum collections […]

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Newstead abbey wins £75,000 to make the house more accessible

Newstead abbey wins £75,000 to make the house more accessible

Newstead Abbey has won £75,000 to improve access to its collection with a new exhibition space. The grant has been awarded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation to Museums and Galleries across England to improve displays and facilities. It’s part of a £4m fund which will be used for […]

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