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.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

  • 12 — 13 September 2015

Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of an original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across the city. The Castle has a turbulent past, linked to kings and conquerors and still has a maze of original caves hidden beneath its imposing walls. You can take a tour of these caves and discover King David's dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle's Wine Cellar and Mortimer's Hole. For cave tour times please check our website.

Nottingham Castle today is a vibrant museum, with galleries that bring the best regional, national and international artists' work to the City. Delicious refreshments are available in the Cafe. Visit our Website for further details.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
off Friar Lane




Main Castle Phone and Booking Line

0115 8761400

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