Archive by category Heritage

Nottingham City Council’s Heritage Parks receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Nottingham City Council’s Heritage Parks receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Nottingham City Council have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Grants of up to £1 million will deliver a lifeline for the heritage sector in England with further support to follow and larger grants for capital projects awarded through the […]

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New festive lights spectacular set for Christmas at Wollaton

New festive lights spectacular set for Christmas at Wollaton

This festive season, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park will host its first magical Christmas lights trail, as the formal gardens are transformed for the first time ever into an enchanted light spectacle, Christmas at Wollaton Hall.  From 27 November, visitors will be able to enjoy a unique socially distanced outdoor light installation. Wollaton Hall & […]

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Major restorations planned for Nottingham’s historic buildings

Major restorations planned for Nottingham’s historic buildings

Exciting plans to restore historic buildings in the centre of Nottingham are in the pipeline, thanks to a conservation area grant scheme. Four shops on Market Street together with ten on Wheeler Gate have been awarded grant funding from Nottingham’s Heritage Action Zone, which will see their historic shop fronts and features reinstated, helping to […]

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Work to restore historic building on Carrington Street unveiled

Work to restore historic building on Carrington Street unveiled

Nottingham City Council’s Townscape Heritage Scheme is celebrating its largest grant-funded project to date, as works to repair and restore the frontage of a historic building on Carrington Street are unveiled. Gordon House, which was once home to Shipsides car showroom, has seen the upper floor frontage repaired and cleaned, and the original glass frontage […]

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Lost in Lace: An exhibition of historic Nottingham Lace finally lands in China for exclusive museum tour.

Lost in Lace: An exhibition of historic Nottingham Lace finally lands in China for exclusive museum tour.

Nottingham City Museums is delighted to share news of the launch of its latest and largest international touring exhibition to date, Lost in Lace: Lace and Lacemaking in Nottingham, at Ningbo Museum, China. As soon as Covid-19 lockdown was announced, a large selection of carefully-selected lace artefacts from the Nottingham City Museums collection was held […]

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A new conservation area for the Old Meadows

A new conservation area for the Old Meadows

Plans to make the Old Meadows, which includes the Embankment and Memorial Gardens, into a conservation area have been approved by Nottingham City Council. The proposals, which were put forward by members of the community through the Old Meadows Tenants and Residents Association, will help protect the area’s distinctive historical and architectural features. Conservation areas […]

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New way to nominate old local buildings for special status launched

New way to nominate old local buildings for special status launched

Nottingham City Council is asking which local historic buildings and assets you would like to put forward to be included on Nottingham’s Local List. The call comes as the city launches a new submission webpage at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/locallistsubmissions, making it easier for people to submit their entries while out and about taking their daily exercise. Many […]

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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 £130,000 initial bid to restore the Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens has been successful. The money has been awarded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will be used to improve facilities and create a visitor centre on the park. Nottingham City Council and other […]

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Major restorative works unveil Elizabethan Fireplace at Wollaton Hall

Major restorative works unveil Elizabethan Fireplace at Wollaton Hall

A major restoration project to repair the Long Gallery in the old Insect Room at Wollaton Hall has uncovered an original Elizabethan fireplace, from 1588, obscured from view for over 200 years. The Elizabethan fireplace has been hidden by two fireplaces and an additional wall built in the Regency period. These Regency additions were made […]

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New plan sets out the shape of things to come for Nottingham

New plan sets out the shape of things to come for Nottingham

A major citywide blueprint for how Nottingham could develop and grow over the next ten years and beyond has been given the green light. An important council document identifying potential sites for development and their uses has been adopted at Nottingham City Council’s Full Council today (Monday 13 January). The Land and Planning Polices Document […]

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