Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Wollaton Hall – officially one of Britain’s top three historic houses

Wollaton Hall – officially one of Britain’s top three historic houses

Readers of LandLove magazine have voted Wollaton Hall, Gardens and Deer Park as one of their top three tourist destinations in Britain. The popular local attraction owned and run by the City Council came second in the poll – ahead of Holkham Hall and Estate in North Norfolk and just behind the winner – Powis […]

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Nottingham praised as top city to visit

Nottingham praised as top city to visit

Nottingham has been hailed by Rough Guides as a great city to visit – boasting a range of fantastic attractions in coming months. A special report by the Rough Guides website highlights Nottingham’s new attractions planned for 2016, a recently expanded tram network and a burgeoning independent arts scene. Restaurants, hotels, shops – and the […]

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Plenty to keep children and teenagers entertained over Christmas

Plenty to keep children and teenagers entertained over Christmas

Hundreds of children and young people will have the chance to get fit and active over the Christmas holidays with a special sports day at the new Harvey Hadden stadium. The ‘Being healthy’ event on Wednesday 30 December will give kids the chance to try out the new state-of-the-art facilities at the sports complex – […]

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New films showcase Nottingham’s most popular heritage sites

New films showcase Nottingham’s most popular heritage sites

Three new short films have been produced by local filmmakers Dave Alexander Smith and David Stewart to showcase Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey and Nottingham Castle to potential visitors.  The films have been funded by a one-off grant from the Arts Council, England. Each is film is approximately one minute in length, and includes spectacular aerial […]

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Atmospheric art works by contemporary artists inhabit Newstead Abbey this summer

Atmospheric art works by contemporary artists inhabit Newstead Abbey this summer

The Dreaming House is a temporary exhibition at Newstead Abbey that pays homage to the Abbey’s history as the ancestral home of Lord Byron, where many of the personal items that belonged to the great Romantic poet are displayed. The exhibition runs 18 July – 27 September 2015. Rather than making direct reference to Byron […]

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Artist creates special walks for Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey this summer, inspired by The Grand Tour.

Artist creates special walks for Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey this summer, inspired by The Grand Tour.

The Grand Tour is the formative cultural experience of the 18th century traveller – made modern day. It invites you to view the treasures of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire through the eyes of today’s leading artists, in a partnership of Nottingham Contemporary, Chatsworth, Derby Museums and The Harley Gallery, together with Experience Nottinghamshire and Visit Peak […]

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Britain’s top archery talent to be showcased at National Series Finals

Britain’s top archery talent to be showcased at National Series Finals

Britain’s best archery talent will be showcased at the National Series Finals in Nottingham on 29 and 30 August and families are invited to enjoy the spectacle at Wollaton Hall. The two day event, which is free to attend and open to all, will see the stunning Wollaton Park transformed into a head-to-head archery competition […]

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