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Ancestral Attractions

Getting out and about - museums and visitor attractions

X/PR/13/3: Nisi Prius Court, Shire Hall, Nottingham, 1879 courtesy of Nottinghamshire ArchivesAs you do your ancestral research you’ll learn things about your ancestors including the places they lived and perhaps the occupations they had.

Perhaps they worked in one of the coal mines that Nottinghamshire is famous for. They might have worked in the hosiery industry, in a cotton mill or as a lace-maker.

Did they help build the networks of railways and canals that supported the county’s prosperity in the industrial revolution? Check out the nottsheritagegateway website for further information about Nottinghamshire’s industrial heritage.  

Museums and heritage attractions are an ideal way of finding out more, and you’ll find your visits to them much more satisfying when you have particular questions in mind. Search our web site for museums and other attractions in your area of interest.

Our literary heritage, too, especially DH Lawrence and Lord Byron, is worth exploring to understand Nottinghamshire and its people.

Victorian School Room Display at Bassetlaw Museum Ruddington Framework Knitters Museum X/PR/6/13: North east front of Rufford Abbey, nd [c 18th cent] courtesy of Nottinghamshire Archives



Special offers

  1. Dinosaurs of China exhibition

    Dinosaurs of China exhibition

    Take advantage of a wide range of special offers as you explore this unique dinosaur exhibition at Wollaton Hall.

    Please note that all offers are valid throughout the duration of the exhibition (from 1st July till 29th October 2017) unless otherwise stated in individual terms and conditions.  

    Click here for the printable pdf version of our special offers

    Click the image for a downloadable, printable pdf, or browse the offers below.

    From: Thursday, 27th April 2017

    To: Sunday, 29th October 2017


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