Archive by category Heritage

Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Nottingham City Council is celebrating after receiving the news that its £1.7m bid to develop Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens has been successful. £1.1m has been awarded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will be used to improve facilities, create a visitor centre and jobs on the park. Match funding has come from The Transforming […]

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Wollaton Hall & Deer Park wins VisitEngland Award

Wollaton Hall & Deer Park wins VisitEngland Award

Wollaton Hall & Deer Park has been recognised with a VisitEngland award for going the extra mile in providing a quality visitor experience. The award issued by VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme (VAQAS) aims to reward and celebrate attractions that give all visitors an entertaining and interactive visit. As an established heritage site, Wollaton Hall […]

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Nottingham flying the flag for premier parks

Nottingham flying the flag for premier parks

Nottingham parks has maintained its Green Flag Awards this year, bringing the total in the city with the nationally-recognised standard to 72 – the most for any council area in the country. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, […]

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Nottingham’s connection to Byron forges Greek friendship

Nottingham’s connection to Byron forges Greek friendship

Owing to Lord Byron’s connection to Nottingham and a Greek municipality, named after him, a friendship has formed. Nottingham City Council has announced it will formally enter into a friendship agreement with a municipality in Attiki, Greece, called Vyronas – which means ‘Byron’ in Greek. The council owns and operates Newstead Abbey, Byron’s ancestral home, […]

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Heritage schemes bring new life and new jobs to parts of Nottingham

Heritage schemes bring new life and new jobs to parts of Nottingham

Heritage improvements have benefited 80 small Nottingham businesses, leading to 470 new jobs for local people while transforming parts of the city. Nottingham City Council has been working with local building owners and tenants to improve the condition of historic buildings. This has helped small independent local businesses to flourish, despite the Covid pandemic. In […]

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Announcing the First Exclusive T. rex Prehistoric Secret Science Show in Nottingham

Announcing the First Exclusive T. rex Prehistoric Secret Science Show in Nottingham

Organisers of the Titus: T. rex is King exhibition have now launched an exclusive series of three symposiums to complement their exhibition and to offer access to a unique panel of experts assembled just for the event. The first of the three events, the ‘Prehistoric Secret Science Show’, will be held on Saturday 25th September at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham, for European Researchers’ […]

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Exciting city changes this summer and beyond

Exciting city changes this summer and beyond

This summer will see the skyline of Nottingham change further, as a series of significant developments take shape or are completed. Despite the pandemic, construction has continued at a number of key sites across Nottingham, especially around the Southside regeneration area: The jewel in the crown is Nottingham Castle – due to reopen on June […]

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