Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

The Judges II, 2013, Christina Mackie, install shot in the Long Gallery
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A vibrant museum and art gallery housing collections of contemporary, fine and decorative arts, plus an expansive temporary exhibitions programme and 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, Heritage site

Opening hours

High Season February Half Term – October Half Term : Opening Times Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
Low Season End of October Half Term – February Half Term : Opening Times Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

* Excludes Bank Holidays

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.

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


  • National Art Pass
  • Museums Association
  • British Association of Friends of Museums

Additional info

We run a public programme to coincide with each of our temporary exhibition, talks are free to attend and workshop and seminars can be booked via Eventbrite, links to be found on our exhibitions page -

Collection details

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

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.