Archive by category Museums and Galleries

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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New Nottingham Castle exhibition: Evelyn Gibbs – in Peace and Wartime

New Nottingham Castle exhibition: Evelyn Gibbs – in Peace and Wartime

9 July – 9 October 2016 Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery will shortly be unveiling an exhibition of work by the celebrated Nottingham artist Evelyn Gibbs centred on her work made in her 20s and during World War II. The exhibition covers work from her early years at […]

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Human skeleton to be excavated from Nottingham Castle grounds

Human skeleton to be excavated from Nottingham Castle grounds

Archaeologists will begin work on Tuesday 31 May on a dig on the Middle Bailey at Nottingham Castle to recover the remains of a human skeleton which was partially removed in 1978. The upper parts of a human skeleton (chest upwards) were unexpectedly discovered and removed during an excavation in 1978 by the Trent Valley […]

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Watch history come alive with the opening of Wollaton Hall’s ‘Cassandra Room’

Watch history come alive with the opening of Wollaton Hall’s ‘Cassandra Room’

The newly reinterpreted Cassandra Room will open to the public at Wollaton Hall, on Saturday 28 May 2016 with a decidedly theatrical and innovative approach to telling the story of the Willoughby family. This project, made possible with Arts Council England funding, uses the room to tell the story of the first hundred years of […]

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Dinosaur super-predators in search of sponsors!

Dinosaur super-predators in search of sponsors!

Sponsors are being sought to help bring some of the world’s most ferocious dinosaurs to Nottingham, as part of a major exhibition featuring specimens never before seen outside of Asia. The exhibition, called Dinosaurs of China, will include some of Asia’s biggest dinosaurs, and will also have a particular focus on feathered dinosaurs – bringing […]

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