Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham Castle
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A vibrant museum and art gallery housing collections of contemporary, fine and decorative arts, plus fifteen centuries of Nottingham history. All housed in a magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle with spectacular views of the city. Home to WFR Sherwood Foresters Regimental Museum - an informative museum charting the history of a local regiment, who are now part of the Mercian Regiment.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday 3rd November 2014- Friday 13th February 2015
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Last paid admittance into the Castle grounds is one hour before closing time, and last entrance to the shops, café and museums is 30 minutes before closing time.
The Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in these winter months.

High Season - 14 February 2015 to 2 November 2015
Open Monday - Sunday 10am - 5PM

Admission charges

Adults - £5.50
Concessions (under 16s, over 60s and UK students) - £4
Under 5s - FREE
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £15
Groups - 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased
City residents with a valid Citycard can gain entry on weekdays for just £1 (excluding Bank Holidays). These £1 tickets are valid on the day of purchase only
Carers accompanying disabled visitors will remain free of charge

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Archaeology Live! with medieval merriment at Nottingham Castle

  • 18 July 2015 11am-4pm

Nottingham Castle will play host to Archaeology Live! this summer, offering visitors an opportunity to see real archaeology in action, meet experts and ask questions about the on-site dig.

In addition, this Saturday we will be taking over the grounds with some fantastic medieval themed games, crafts activities and displays
meet the barber surgeon, see birds of prey, have a go at medieval pot making and try your hand at archery, plus much more!


Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
off Friar Lane




Main Castle Phone and Booking Line

0115 8761400

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.