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Antiques Roadshow Meet Titus the T. rex for Nottingham Show

Antiques Roadshow Meet Titus the T. rex for Nottingham Show

Fiona Bruce and experts from Antiques Roadshow have been shown some fascinating, ancient items over the years – but none more so than Titus, a 66m-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex! The Titus T. rex is King exhibition is hitting our screens as Wollaton Hall hosted the filming of Antiques Roadshow on Tuesday 7th June 2022. The exhibition, which showcases the […]

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Nottingham Castle claims leading RICS award

Nottingham Castle claims leading RICS award

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. They recognise outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies. Nottingham Castle was submitted for the award by architects, master planners and heritage consultants Purcell, who highlighted their remarkable work to transform the Castle. Purcell led both the conservation management plan […]

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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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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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Council hands over operation of its “shining jewel” as Nottingham Castle prepares to reopen

Council hands over operation of its “shining jewel” as Nottingham Castle prepares to reopen

The operation of Nottingham Castle was formally handed over to Nottingham Castle Trust today (Tuesday 1st June), after three years of construction and renovation works led by Nottingham City Council. To mark the occasion, later in the day the stunning new lighting of the Ducal Palace will be switched on at 9pm to shine out […]

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Let’s go back to Nottingham – but let’s do so safely

Let’s go back to Nottingham – but let’s do so safely

Nottingham is ready to give a warm and safe welcome to visitors as lockdown restrictions ease further from Monday (May 17th).A Let’s Go Nottingham campaign kicks off next week to encourage people to return to enjoying everything the city has to offer and to give local businesses the boost they need after a turbulent year […]

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Nottingham Castle reopening heralds economic boost for the city

Nottingham Castle reopening heralds economic boost for the city

The widely-anticipated reopening of Nottingham Castle is to take place on June 21st, following £30m of development aimed at attracting more visitors to Nottingham and boosting the local economy. The exciting moment when the first visitors pass through the gates in two months’ time will bring to fruition an ambitious project that has been years […]

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City Council services affected by National Lockdown

City Council services affected by National Lockdown

Nottingham City Council has announced which of its services will continue and which will be impacted by the National Lockdown starting on Thursday 5 November.   The Government announced a range of measures last week to help stem the spread of coronavirus, that were voted on by parliament yesterday and introduced today. These include staying […]

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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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