Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
off Friar Lane
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 6EL
England

Website

www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/sitemap/leisure_and_culture/museumsandgalleries/nottinghamcastle.htm

E-mail

nottingham.castle@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Telephone

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 www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/trent-to-trenches

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

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.

Website

http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/castleart

Trent to Trenches

Trent to Trenches: The Great War from Home

  • 18 — 19 October 2014

An insight into daily life, before, during and after WW1 from an army private and his wife. Join them for tales from the trenches, daily struggles of life at home, working in the munitions factory and the suffragette movement.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/castleart

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.
Trent to Trenches

Trent to Trenches: Macbeth

  • 23 August 2014 7-10pm *on now

What drives a soldier’s ambition? What happens when aspiration turns to murder? What are the bloody consequences?

Staged against the backdrop of a First World War rehabilitation centre, Heartbreak Production’s innovative interpretation of Shakespeare’s most haunting tragedy is electrifying in its portrayal of a soldier’s blood- stained aspirations. Fuelled by the dangerous promise of prophecy, Macbeth and his devious wife develop murderous intent and are confronted with its inescapable repercussions.

Witchcraft, manipulation and brutality unfold as the production transports the Scottish tragedy into the midst of the war wounded warriors and patriotic brass band sound of World War I. Focussing on the nature of recovery from war, Heartbreak’s Macbeth delves into what happens when killing in battle becomes murder in society.
Audacious and inventive, this adaptation will thrill you with its dark humour and bold exploration of the dark and barbarous side of human nature.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £14, Concession £14 Family £40 (2 Adults & up to 2 Children)

Website

http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/trent-to-trenches

black and white photo of a woman with a letter

Trent to Trenches: Great War - The Written Word Weekend 1

  • 23 August 2014 10am-5pm *on now
  • 24 August 2014 10am-5:45pm

Trent to Trenches is a county wide programme of commemorative activities across Nottingham City and County.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Please note, admission charges and booking details to be confirmed, please check website for updated details.

Website

http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/trent-to-trenches

Trent to Trenches

Trent to Trenches: The Flintham Plough Play

  • 21 September 2014 From 2pm

The Foresters Morris Team will perform a Plough Play at Nottingham Castle from the village of Flintham, near Newark.

The play was originally performed by young men from the village on Plough Monday, January 1914. Although suffering injuries, all the young players survived the Great War.

Plough Plays are the type of Mummers' play found in the East Midlands. They are distinguished by the names of the characters in them. The characters in the Flintham Play include: Tom Fool, Recruiting Sergeant, Farmer's Man, Lady, Beelzebub, St. George and Doctor.

Volunteers from the Flintham Heritage Society have collaborated in providing the manuscript and historical background of the play as part of their Heritage Lottery Fund First World War centenary project: ’Keeping the home fires burning?’.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission fees to the Castle apply.

Website

http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/trent-to-trenches

Bookspines

Trent to Trenches: Great War - The Written Word Weekend Two

  • 27 — 28 September 2014 10am-5pm

Join workshops about the written war as part of Trent to Trenches. A county wide programme of commemorative activities across Nottingham City and County www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/trent-to-trenches.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Please note, admission and booking details have yet to be confirmed, so please check website for latest details..

Website

http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/trent-to-trenches

Pens

Trent to Trenches: Great War Art Weekend one

  • 25 — 26 October 2014 10am-5pm

Part of Trent to Trenches - a county wide programme of commemorative activities across Nottingham City and County.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £5.50. Concs (under 16s, over 60s & UK students) £4.00. Under 5s - FreeFamily Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £15.00. Groups - 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased.

Website

http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/trent-to-trenches

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