Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Wollaton Park prepares for a sell-out at Splendour Festival

Wollaton Park prepares for a sell-out at Splendour Festival

Nottingham’s most popular music festival returns to Wollaton Park this Saturday 22 July with a fantastic day out lined up for a close to sell-out crowd of over 23,000 music fans with final few tickets available online. Tickets have been selling fast thanks to a great line up including Kaiser Chiefs, Busted and Tony Hadley. […]

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Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Nottingham’s new Lord Mayor and the city’s infamous resident, Robin Hood will lead a procession from the Council House to the Gates of Nottingham Castle on Saturday 24 June. And if the Sheriff of Nottingham lets him in, access will also be given to all Nottingham residents to the Castle for the day. The mayoral […]

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Peacock Exhibition opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend

Peacock Exhibition opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend

A new exhibition – Peacocks: The Pomp of Power opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend and will be open to visitors, each weekend throughout the summer in the Charles II Dressing Room and Edward III rooms. The exhibition is inspired by the beautifully elegant peacocks that grace the grounds of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home […]

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Wollaton Hall to close briefly ahead of World Exclusive Exhibition

Wollaton Hall to close briefly ahead of World Exclusive Exhibition

Wollaton Hall Natural Science Museum will be closing temporarily to the public from Monday 5 June 2017 to allow the Dinosaurs of China Exhibition to be installed. The exhibition will run from Saturday 1 July 2017 through until Sunday 29 October 2017 and the Hall will reopen on 12 November once the exhibits have been […]

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East Midlands Flower Show returns to Newstead Abbey in July

East Midlands Flower Show returns to Newstead Abbey in July

Event – East Midlands Flower Show 2017 Date – 1 and 2 July 2017 Location – Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8GD After a hugely successful first year, the East Midlands Flower Show will return to Newstead Abbey over the weekend of 1-2 July. The beautiful  grounds of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of the poet G. […]

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New Nottingham Castle exhibition offers an alternative look at portraits

New Nottingham Castle exhibition offers an alternative look at portraits

REPORTRAIT Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery 27 May to 10 September 2017 Nottingham Castle’s latest exhibition – Reportrait – offers a new perspective on portraiture. This exclusive show will run from 27 May to 10 September and challenges viewers not to take work at ‘face value’. The portrait has continued to be one of […]

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TV Presenter Lends Support to World Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition

TV Presenter Lends Support to World Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition

The ground-breaking Dinosaurs of China exhibition, which is bringing some of the best-preserved dinosaur fossils in the world to the UK this summer, has a new high profile supporter in the form of respected TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham. The wildlife expert is known for presenting popular nature programmes on TV, as well as […]

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Chance to get involved in World-Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition this summer

Chance to get involved in World-Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition this summer

Nottingham City Council is offering the opportunity to be a part of the incredible Dinosaurs of China, Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers Exhibition coming to Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts from 1 July to 29 October with a number of exciting volunteering roles. The City Council’s award winning Museums and Galleries volunteer programme is […]

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1940s Knees-up returns for May Day Bank Holiday

1940s Knees-up returns for May Day Bank Holiday

Visitors are invited to step back in time for the annual 1940s Knees-up on May Day Bank Holiday (Monday 1 May), with a replica Mark IX Spitfire, music, dancing and displays bringing the war years to life. Nottingham City Council is organising the event, which takes place at both Nottingham Castle and the Museum of […]

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Dinosaurs of China will offer Access for All sessions

Dinosaurs of China will offer Access for All sessions

The world-exclusive Dinosaurs of China exhibition is offering visitors with special needs or disabilities a ‘roarsome’ experience this summer, through dedicated Access for All tours. Dinosaurs of China, which takes place at Wollaton Hall from 1 July to 29 October will run a number of special tours in September, providing an ideal opportunity for those […]

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