You can get free or cheap access to heritage sites in Nottingham as part of Heritage Open Days.  

Enjoy the rich history of Nottingham, with sites like Newstead Abbey, Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Castle opening their doors for you to explore the heritage and culture of the city.  

Celebrate Nottingham’s fantastic history and culture across September, experiencing the legacy of Nottinghamshire people past and present.  

Nottingham Castle  

Explore Nottingham Castle for just £1 per person on Saturday 9 September. The Castle Doors open at 10 am, delve into 1,000 years of History in the Museum & Galleries. 

After exploring the unique pieces of art, immerse yourself in the adventures of Robin Hood at the Rebellion Gallery. Your little ones can run around in the Hood’s Hideout Adventure Play Area, great for all the family.  

Your day out at the castle doesn’t have to stop at the galleries. Walk through Brewhouse Yard to journey through the 17th century cottage and hear the stories of residents from over four hundred years ago. 

Discover the Cave Tours where you can see Mortimer’s hole or King David’s Dungeon for an extra £5 

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Newstead Abbey  
Discover the history wrapped in the grand Elizabethan exterior, also known as Newstead Abbey this weekend. Enjoy a free day out on Sunday 10 September as Newstead Abbey a perfect day out for all the family. Gain FREE entry by saying “Newstead celebrates Heritage Open Days” at the reception desk.  

The 800-year-old Abbey holds the manuscripts, letters and portraits of Lord Byron, a Romantic poet that you can find during the House Tour. With 300 acres of parkland, Newstead Abbey is the perfect way to end the weekend. View the Walled Gardens, the Fort or enjoy a trail or park walk.  

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Wollaton Hall  

Do you consider yourself green-fingered or perhaps you’re curious about gardening? This coming Tuesday 12 September you can explore what Wollaton Hall’s kitchen garden would have looked like over 100 years ago. 

 The Nottinghamshire Gardens Trust and the Friends of Wollaton Park Walled Garden Project will be on-site. The team will show the progress of the oldest and largest walled kitchen garden in Nottingham.  

During this Heritage Open Day you will be able to see a restored cucumber house, the head gardener’s cottage, fun children’s activities and more. The amazing team of heritage and gardening experts will be onsite at Wollaton Hall to answer any question large or small.  

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