Newark Town Hall Museum and Art Gallery

Newark Town Hall Museum and Art Gallery
Town Hall
Market Place
NG24 1DU


museum website

Town Council website




01636 680333


01636 680350

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Newark Town Hall
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One of the finest town halls in the country, it was designed in 1776 by John Carr of York. This Grade 1 listed building is still a working town hall, but also houses a museum, art gallery and temporary exhibition space in the Spotlight Gallery. Other rooms on view include the elegant 18th century Assembly Room, the Council Chamber and the Mayor's Parlour with 17th century civic plate. Our education service offers stimulating and varied events for Primary and Secondary schools. Guided tours for large groups can be arranged.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday-Saturday 10.30am to 3.30pm

Closed: Bank holidays

Admission charges

Free admission

Additional info

The Spotlight Gallery has monthly contemporary exhibitions throughout the year.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
From Daddy 'silk' postcard

Trent to Trenches: WWI Postcards Exhibition

  • 2 July — 18 December 2014 *on now

An exhibition of a variety of WWI postcards from collections owned by Newark residents. This exhibition runs in tandem with a contemporary exhibition in the Spotlight Gallery using the idea of embroidered silk postcards in a modern way.

10:30 til 15:30 Mon-Sat. Closed Sundays.

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Admission free.


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: The Poppies WWI Trail

  • 2 August 2014 10:30am-3:30pm
  • 4 — 9 August 2014
  • 11 — 16 August 2014
  • 18 — 22 August 2014
  • 26 — 30 August 2014

The WWI tours round the Town Hall Museum will be looking at paintings, artefacts and documents relating to WWI and the stories behind these items.
This will be accompanied with worksheets and activities for families and available to the public.
10:30 til 15:30 Mon-Sat.
Trent to Trenches - A county wide programme of commemorative activities across Nottingham City and County

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age


photograph of poppies

Talks On The Great War

  • 14 August 2014 7-9pm

Don't miss these talks on World War One. Historians Chris Grant will talk on 'The Family, The Foresters & Somme', and Trevor Frecknall's talk will be on 'Newark in the Great War. Q and A included.

Suitable for

  • 18+