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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.

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 Museum and City of Caves - where you can buy a great value joint ticket. Visit the Malt Cross, one of few remaining Victorian music halls in the country and the largest one outside of London. 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!

    • 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


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



Special offers

  1. Food and Drink

    Food and Drink

    We have a host of special offers at restaurants, bars and cafes throughout Nottinghamshire to make your money go further during your visit.

    From: Friday, 1st January 2016

    To: Saturday, 31st December 2016

Things to Do Highlights...

Debbie Bryan

Debbie Bryan

More than just a gorgeous shop and tea room, this ‘hidden gem’ is located in the heart of...

Hodsock Priory

Hodsock Priory

Hodsock Snowdrop Garden and Open daily 10am to 4pm in...

Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall

An Elizabethan masterpiece Welcome to Hardwick, whose stunning houses and beautiful landscape...

The Nottingham Ghost Walk

The Nottingham Ghost Walk

Every Saturday at 7.00pm – without doubt the most successful regular walking tour in Nottingham!...