Archive by category Museums and Galleries

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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Nottingham Castle Sent Back the Middle Ages for a day of Medieval Merriment!

Nottingham Castle Sent Back the Middle Ages for a day of Medieval Merriment!

Visitors to Nottingham Castle are in for a time-travelling treat this Saturday (18 July) when Nottingham’s medieval history is celebrated with a ‘Medieval Merriment’ event. Jointly organised by Nottingham City Council and York-based The JORVIK Group, operators of the world famous JORVIK Viking Centre, the event promises to catapult visitors back to the middle ages. […]

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Gardener’s Cottage at Newstead Abbey to be restored for holiday lets

Gardener’s Cottage at Newstead Abbey to be restored for holiday lets

The old Gardener’s Cottage, situated in the heart of the gardens surrounding Newstead Abbey, once the home of the Romantic poet Lord Byron, is to be restored so that it can be hired by holiday makers visiting Nottinghamshire. Built in the 1860s by the Webb family and positioned just a few minutes’ walk from the […]

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