Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Nottingham City Council to reopen museums at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park and Newstead Abbey & Gardens

Nottingham City Council to reopen museums at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park and Newstead Abbey & Gardens

Nottingham City Council is reopening its museums at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park and Newstead Abbey & Gardens from Saturday 1 August, as government restrictions are eased.   Having previously closed all buildings and museums in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council has reopened the sites in phases, with the parks and […]

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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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Good news in difficult times is a boost for Nottingham

Good news in difficult times is a boost for Nottingham

Nottingham City Council’s leader has welcomed the good news, in these difficult times, that Nottingham has been declared Britain’s buzziest and most improved small city by the Sunday Times. In a ‘best places to live’ guide, the national newspaper pointed to Nottingham’s cultural scene, including the Nottingham  Contemporary, theatres, cinemas and live music venues as […]

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Wollaton Hall’s lifesaving installation helps your heart not miss a beat this Valentine’s Day

Wollaton Hall’s lifesaving installation helps your heart not miss a beat this Valentine’s Day

Life at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park has just got much safer, with a new defibrillator installed in the heart of it. Nottingham City Council is delighted to have received a £1,500 donation from the Rotary Club of Wollaton Park to install a ‘heartstart’ device. It is located in a disused phone box at the […]

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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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Completed restoration work at Newstead Abbey unveiled

Completed restoration work at Newstead Abbey unveiled

Painstaking restoration work to 12th and 18th century parts of Newstead Abbey has been completed on the West Front and Cannon Fort. The end result of six months of work on the Grade 1 listed building was unveiled yesterday (Monday 16 December), with officials from funders Historic England and the World Monument Fund joining the […]

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Nottingham creatives to help bring city’s rebellious past to life

Nottingham creatives to help bring city’s rebellious past to life

A local company has been chosen to create a series of animated films to be played in the new Rebellion Gallery at Nottingham Castle. Bottletop, which is based within the Antenna Media Centre in Beck Street, saw off significant competition from across the country to land the contract at the iconic tourist attraction, which is […]

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Do plants ‘sing’?

Do plants ‘sing’?

Musician Jason Singh gives camellia plants a voice in a new sound art installation at Wollaton Hall. Plant Blindness is a unique and immersive sound installation in the Camellia House at Wollaton Hall by Jason Singh, which uses naturally occurring ‘biodata’ from plants to create a musical composition. Plant Blindness: Jason Singh21 September 2019 to […]

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Nottingham Castle seeks creative companies to deliver exciting digital exhibits for new visitor experience

Nottingham Castle seeks creative companies to deliver exciting digital exhibits for new visitor experience

Images available for download here: https://we.tl/t-LItrfYl71k  Six exciting digital exhibits which will form an important part of the renewed Nottingham Castle visitor experience from 2021 are up for grabs for creative companies. The £30m Nottingham Castle Transformation Project, made possible thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, is well underway and now a […]

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Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Nottingham is proud to have four sites in a new Lonely Planet guide listing the top 500 experiences in the UK. Lonely Planet – the world’s number one travel guidebook brand – has created the ultimate United Kingdom travel list. The Lonely Planet list of top 500 UK experiences has included four Nottingham attractions (Pictured […]

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