Archive by category Museums and Galleries

A great free day out for everyone in Nottingham as the Lord Mayor’s Parade returns

A great free day out for everyone in Nottingham as the Lord Mayor’s Parade returns

Nottingham City Council is putting on a fantastic free day out on Saturday 2 July, as Councillor Mohammed Saghir is sworn in as the new Lord Mayor. To celebrate, the city will enjoy a free fun day, with free entry at Nottingham Castle, a parade and lots of activities. Things kick off just before 11am […]

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New Nottingham Castle exhibition: Evelyn Gibbs – in Peace and Wartime

New Nottingham Castle exhibition: Evelyn Gibbs – in Peace and Wartime

9 July – 9 October 2016 Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery will shortly be unveiling an exhibition of work by the celebrated Nottingham artist Evelyn Gibbs centred on her work made in her 20s and during World War II. The exhibition covers work from her early years at […]

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Human skeleton to be excavated from Nottingham Castle grounds

Human skeleton to be excavated from Nottingham Castle grounds

Archaeologists will begin work on Tuesday 31 May on a dig on the Middle Bailey at Nottingham Castle to recover the remains of a human skeleton which was partially removed in 1978. The upper parts of a human skeleton (chest upwards) were unexpectedly discovered and removed during an excavation in 1978 by the Trent Valley […]

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Watch history come alive with the opening of Wollaton Hall’s ‘Cassandra Room’

Watch history come alive with the opening of Wollaton Hall’s ‘Cassandra Room’

The newly reinterpreted Cassandra Room will open to the public at Wollaton Hall, on Saturday 28 May 2016 with a decidedly theatrical and innovative approach to telling the story of the Willoughby family. This project, made possible with Arts Council England funding, uses the room to tell the story of the first hundred years of […]

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Dinosaur super-predators in search of sponsors!

Dinosaur super-predators in search of sponsors!

Sponsors are being sought to help bring some of the world’s most ferocious dinosaurs to Nottingham, as part of a major exhibition featuring specimens never before seen outside of Asia. The exhibition, called Dinosaurs of China, will include some of Asia’s biggest dinosaurs, and will also have a particular focus on feathered dinosaurs – bringing […]

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Galleries launch first of its kind art ‘weekender’ for Nottingham

Galleries launch first of its kind art ‘weekender’ for Nottingham

Galleries across Nottingham have organised a first of its kind visual art weekender, allowing visitors to access art for free or at discounted rates. Nottingham Art Weekender takes place during 14 and 15 May and includes all galleries on the Nottingham Art Map which provide a scheduled programme of events. Among the major galleries involved […]

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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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