Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Volunteers needed for exciting new ADA exhibition at Nottingham Castle

Volunteers needed for exciting new ADA exhibition at Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle is looking for a team of volunteers to help with the running of an innovative new exhibition this October as part of events planned for this year’s Big Draw Festival. ADA – by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, is inspired by Ada Lovelace – the world’s first computer programmer and daughter of Newstead Abbey’s most famous […]

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Funding bid submitted as Nottingham Castle Transformation Project finalises plans

Funding bid submitted as Nottingham Castle Transformation Project finalises plans

The Nottingham Castle Transformation project took a significant step forward this month with the submission of the round two funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). If secured, this funding will play a huge part toward establishing the site as a world-class visitor destination, celebrating its unique and nationally-significant 1,000 year history with tales […]

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Rare chance to see Renaissance drawings as Ten Leonardos come to the city

Rare chance to see Renaissance drawings as Ten Leonardos come to the city

There will be a rare opportunity to see drawings by one of the world’s greatest artists as the exhibition Leonardo Da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection opens at Nottingham Castle and Art Gallery on Saturday 30 July. The show will run until 9 October 2016. The gallery is open daily from 10am – […]

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‘Lace Unravelled’ heritage project wins Arts Council Funding

‘Lace Unravelled’ heritage project wins Arts Council Funding

Nottingham’s ‘nationally important’ collection of artefacts from its famous lace industry has been recognised with a grant from Arts Council England’s Designation Scheme. Nottingham City Council Museums and Galleries Service has been awarded £76,685 from the Arts Council of England Designation Scheme to help develop new displays from the city’s lace-making past at Nottingham Castle, […]

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Another step towards the transformation of Nottingham Castle

Another step towards the transformation of Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle Trust has been selected as the ‘Preferred Partner Concessionaire’ for the future management and operation of Nottingham Castle, it can be announced. It is the latest important step on the journey towards the transformation of Nottingham Castle into a world-class visitor destination. A tender process was conducted earlier this year to find a […]

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Acclaimed former Nottingham Art School student honoured with final tram name

Acclaimed former Nottingham Art School student honoured with final tram name

The last of Nottingham’s new trams has been named after acclaimed local artist Dame Laura Knight whose childhood home now overlooks a tram stop. The unveiling today (Friday July 15) was attended by members of the Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Cllr Dave Trimble. […]

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A great free day out for everyone in Nottingham as the Lord Mayor’s Parade returns

A great free day out for everyone in Nottingham as the Lord Mayor’s Parade returns

Nottingham City Council is putting on a fantastic free day out on Saturday 2 July, as Councillor Mohammed Saghir is sworn in as the new Lord Mayor. To celebrate, the city will enjoy a free fun day, with free entry at Nottingham Castle, a parade and lots of activities. Things kick off just before 11am […]

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