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History & Heritage

Discover the history and heritage of Nottinghamshire, from the soon to open National Civil War Centre in Newark, to The Grand Tour – a celebration of heritage and culture across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

2015 is a big year for the county, rich in celebration with many big anniversaries – including 150 years of the Theatre Royal, 150 years of Forest Football Club and 150 years since William Booth founded the Salvation Army.

Nottinghamshire has a rich and varied history, with many unexpected delights just waiting to be discovered. Did you know we have Ice Age art in the caves at Creswell Crags? Or a perfectly preserved snapshot of a typical 1920s home at Mr Straw’s House in Worksop? Or that the magnificent Elizabethan mansion Wollaton Hall featured as Wayne Manor in The Dark Knight Rises? Come along and be surprised by our intriguing past.

Experience fun and engaging heritage at the Galleries of Justice MuseumCity of Caves and Great Central Railway Nottingham. Explore the pretty village of Edwinstowe, supposedly the place where Robin Hood and Maid Marian tied the knot. Venture into Laxton, the only village in England that still operates traditional open field farming.

There are lots of opportunities to take the family out for the day to experience something totally new. With a whole host of trails around the city and county, exploring our heritage doesn't have to cost the earth!

    • Heritage Attractions

      Heritage Attractions

      Nottinghamshire has a great wealth of interesting Museum’s to visit, both in the City centre and also a little further into the County.

    • Historical Nottinghamshire

      Historical Nottinghamshire

      Nottinghamshire has been at the heart of many world changing events from Civil War to the founding of America.

    • Industrial Heritage

      Industrial Heritage

      Industrial heritage deals specifically with the buildings and artefacts of industry which are inherited from past generations.

    • Historic Houses & Castles

      Historic Houses & Castles

      Explore our magnificent country houses that are set in beautiful surroundings and discover how our ancestors lived.

    • Cathedrals & Churches

      Cathedrals & Churches

      Nottinghamshire has many historic churches to visit which share their cultural heritage and collections with the community and visitors alike.

    • Caves

      Caves

      Nottingham has more man-made caves than anywhere else in Britain, and the cave network has Ancient Monument Protection.

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Special offers

  1. The Ashes 2015

    The Ashes 2015

    In Notts we love to bowl you over. If you are visiting for the England vs. Australia Ashes Test Match we have some great offers at bars, restaurants and attractions. Offers vary depending on the venue, see individual listings for details.

    From: Tuesday, 26th May 2015

    To: Monday, 10th August 2015

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The Cross Keys

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Great Central Railway Nottingham Ltd.

Great Central Railway Nottingham Ltd.

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Hodsock Priory

Hodsock Priory

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