Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Wollaton Hall leading the way for greener heritage buildings

Wollaton Hall leading the way for greener heritage buildings

Historic Wollaton Hall is set to save over £5,000 a year by switching to state-of-the-art LED lighting. Better known for their commitment to preserving the past, the staff at the Hall have worked with the City Council’s energy team to utilise the latest lighting technology to save money on electricity and cut carbon emissions. With […]

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New Nottingham Castle exhibition – Gordon Cheung : Here Be Dragons

New Nottingham Castle exhibition – Gordon Cheung : Here Be Dragons

Gordon Cheung : Here Be Dragons 30 April – 17 July 2016 Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery Private View & Launch: Friday 29 April 2016 Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery will shortly be unveiling a major exhibition of the works of Gordon Cheung. Shown in the city for the first time, and supported […]

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First East Midlands Flower Show to take place at Newstead Abbey

First East Midlands Flower Show to take place at Newstead Abbey

Keen gardeners, amateur growers and those who just enjoy looking at beautiful things will want to snap up their tickets for Nottingham City Council’s first East Midlands Flower Show, which will be held on 25 and 26 June 2016 in the picturesque grounds of historic Newstead Abbey. Tickets are now on sale for this new […]

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Holiday in Byron’s backyard!

Holiday in Byron’s backyard!

Holidaymakers can now hire the newly renovated Gardener’s Cottage, a charming house situated in the heart of the gardens surrounding Newstead Abbey (once the home of the Romantic poet Lord Byron). The Gardener’s Cottage was built in the 1860s by the Webb family and is positioned just a few minutes’ walk from the Abbey itself, […]

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There’s lots of Easter half term fun for families in Nottingham

There’s lots of Easter half term fun for families in Nottingham

There are plenty of Easter themed events to keep families and children of all ages active and entertained over the Easter school holidays. On Sunday 17 April, families can get free entry to Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey. Visitors will be able to enjoy the surrounding gardens and parkland, explore the buildings, discover exhibits and […]

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World’s largest feathered dinosaur coming to Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall

World’s largest feathered dinosaur coming to Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall

An agreement is being signed today in China between The University of Nottingham, Nottingham City Council and the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing, that aims to bring a unique dinosaur exhibition to Nottingham in the summer of 2017. Featuring fossils and specimens never before seen outside of Asia, the exhibition, which will be hosted at Wollaton […]

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Festival set to get Nottingham curious about science & technology

Festival set to get Nottingham curious about science & technology

SCIENCE buskers, a pop-up planetarium and space-themed sensory pods are just some of the exciting activities aiming to ignite the imagination of young people in Nottingham. Returning for its second year, the Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity will help people to discover more about science and technology over the half-term week (Friday 12 to […]

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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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