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Experience Nottinghamshire

Welcome to the corporate, media and trade site for Experience Nottinghamshire, part of Marketing Nottingham & Nottinghamshire and the official tourism body for the city and county. Funded in part by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County council and significant private sector income including memberships, commercial activities and a range of grants.

The team provide a range of services for tourism related businesses, journalists and travel trade industry professionals seeking up-to-date and factual information about the destination. They promote a wide range of venues and attractions to leisure and businesses tourists via the destination website, the Nottingham Tourism Centre and the official visitor guide. Please explore the site further to find out more.

Press Releases – Experience Nottinghamshire

The official tourism website for Nottinghamshire
  • 26/05/2017 15:47:01

    Two former Nottingham champions will return to the grass of their pre-Wimbledon triumphs to join British Davis Cup star Dan Evans at the Aegon Open in June.

    Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis and Dudi Sela of Israel, who collected titles at the Nottingham Tennis Centre in 2010 and 2011 respectively, will be looking to add to their previous East Midlands hauls when they line up for the $150 ATP Challenger Tour event, which runs between the 10th and 18th of June.

    Tickets for the Aegon Open Nottingham are on sale now at

    The Aegon Open Nottingham field includes a list of players with proven grass-court records, with Sergiy Stakhovsky picking up one of his four ATP World Tour crowns on the surface, while Japan’s Go Soeda lost out to Berankis in the 2011 Aegon Trophy final and Kenny De Schepper reached the semi-finals of the same tournament 12 months later.

    Paul Hutchins, the Aegon Open Nottingham tournament director, said: “It is great to have a number of players with a title-winning track record returning for this year’s event.

    “Dudi Sela and Ricardas Berankis are just two players who spectators at the Nottingham Tennis Centre will know well and will be looking forward to seeing again, with Dan Evans the pick of the familiar faces who have challenged for glory in the city in the past.”

    This year’s Aegon Open Nottingham will be an historic event for the city, as it is the first time in 44 years that ATP event has been combined with a WTA tournament.



  • 24/05/2017 12:07:53

    The Workhouse in Southwell is set to embark on a new chapter in its fascinating history after two decades of successful growth since the property was taken into the care of the National Trust in 1997.

    The site, which is the best preserved workhouse standing in England, has been awarded £365,000 by Wellcome to support its revitalisation project ‘Re-Imagining The Workhouse’.

    “This is the first award ever given to The National Trust by Wellcome and is an indication of the importance of and confidence in the project” said Sara Blair-Manning, General Manager at The Workhouse. “The award will support the project’s innovative interpretation programme, as well as the revitalisation of the site’s old infirmary building, Firbeck House. This will allow Firbeck to be fully open to the public for the first time since the National Trust took ownership of The Workhouse.”

    Tom Ziessen, Engaging Science Manager, Public Engagement, Wellcome, said:
    “The Workhouse redevelopment will provide an important insight into how welfare and healthcare support was provided to the poor in the past. This is still a crucial issue today, and we hope that historical reflection can encourage debate about health and welfare support now and in the future, particularly for those most vulnerable in society.”

    Redevelopment of Firbeck House is anticipated to start in the autumn of 2017, and is expected to open to the public by spring 2019. Find out more here 

  • 19/05/2017 16:07:29

    The Tropical Butterfly House has been recognised for their work in the Exhibits category at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) annual awards ceremony.

    The winners of this year’s prestigious competition were announced at a special gala dinner event hosted by The Deep in Hull. Amongst the winners, the Tropical Butterfly House was recognised for their Wilderness Walkthrough in the Exhibits category, with other awards being presented for Animal Breeding, Care & Welfare; Conservation; Education; Horticulture; PR, Marketing, Digital & Events; Research; and Sustainability.

    The Wilderness Walkthrough Exhibit, built in house using recycled materials where possible, and wild flowers, was designed to be a conservation haven for native species, improve the educational provision, as well as be an added exhibit for the public, with new animals. The exhibit includes Parma wallaby, Patagonian mara, and Azara’s agouti. The animals, and native wildlife have all thrived, including the UK red listed tree sparrow.

    Louise Larcombe, Marketing Manager at the popular wildlife attraction, said: “The Tropical Butterfly House aims to provide up-close animal experiences for the public, therefore the Wilderness Walkthrough is a great, interactive addition to the centre.

    “Staff at the Tropical Butterfly House are incredibly proud to receive this award, and we would like to thank our visitors for giving amazing reviews of the Wilderness Walkthrough on TripAdvisor, and on our social media pages”

    Dr Kirsten Pullen, CEO of BIAZA, said: “Our annual awards ceremony recognises excellence in the work being carried out by our zoos and aquariums as well as our associate members. Our community is committed to conservation, education, research, and having the highest levels of animal welfare and this is highlighted by the incredibly high standard of award submissions this year. I am delighted that the Tropical Butterfly House has achieved a silver award for their Wilderness Walkthrough in the Exhibits category.”

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