Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
off Friar Lane




Main Castle Phone and Booking Line

0115 8761400

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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 spectular views of the city.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home, Heritage site, Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Castle is now open 10 - 5pm daily (last entrance 4.30pm) Except Monday.
Winter Closing Hours (November-February) 10am - 4pm (last entrance 3:30pm)

Admission charges

Adults: £5.50, Children/Concessions: £4, Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): £15
Group rate: 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased.
N.B. Weekday only entry is £1 to Nottingham City residents who have a Citycard.

Collection details

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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Trent to Trenches

Trent to Trenches Exhibition

  • 26 July — 16 November 2014 *on now

Marking one hundred years since the outbreak of World War I, this exhibition explores the experiences of Nottinghamshire people, at home and in the trenches of Northern France, through powerful visual images and artefacts.

Paintings, drawings, photographs, maps, Trench Art and other objects will act as touchstones for the descendents of those involved, as well as being a catalyst for investigations in to their own family history. The galleries will include map tables, and research stations, so that visitors can carry out research on the spot, with the assistance of a team of volunteers; there will also be a ‘feedback wall’ so that people can leave their own memories and stories.

The Great War was dubbed ‘the war to end all wars’; as we commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of conflict, this exhibition also provides a moment of thought and reflection for all of us.

Trent to Trenches - A county wide programme of commemorative activities across Nottingham City and County

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Starts 10:00 daily March-October, 10:00 Wednesday to Sunday only from November to February.

Ends 17:00 daily March-October, 17:00 Wednesday to Sunday only from November to February.

• Adults - £5.50
• Concessions (under 16s, over 60s & 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.