Activities and Attractions
Tourist Information Tel:0844 4775678
Nottingham Castle Tel:0115 915 3700
The original medieval castle, destroyed after the Civil War, was replaced by a 16th century mansion house which now houses a museum and gallery. Visitors can take a tour of the maze of tunnels and caves which remain beneath the building.
Galleries of Justice Museum Tel:0115 952 0555
Housed in a former courthouse and gaol, the museum features exhibitions, a themed café and even the chance to witness a real trial in the original Victorian courtroom!
The Museum of Nottingham Life Tel:0115 915 3700
A delightful museum which is housed in five 17th century cottages in the historic Brewhouse Yard area of the city. The museum depicts the social history of Nottingham over the last 300 years with reconstructed room and shop settings, galleries and a Victorian schoolroom.
is close to the city centre and Nottingham’s oldest public park. The facility holds Green Flag status and contains over 800 trees, some of which are from the original collection planted in the 19th century.
Wollaton Hall & Park Tel:0115 915 3900
Set in 500 acres of deer parkland, this spectacular Elizabethan mansion houses the city’s Natural History Museum, along with reconstructed room settings with interactive exhibits.
Papplewick Pumping Station Tel:0115 963 2938
One of the finest examples of a working Victorian water pumping station in Britain, the facility has undergone complete restoration and boasts a range of original features, including an ornate engine house and exceptional stained glass windows.
is an historic ¼ square mile area which was once the heart of the world’s lace industry. There are many reminders of the city’s role in the Industrial Revolution, including impressive 19th century red-brick buildings, warehouses and even original gas lamps. The area is also dotted with shops, bars and restaurants.
Great Central Railway Tel:0115 940 5705
The railway offers over 10 miles of heritage railway running through beautiful scenery from Ruddington to Loughborough. Ruddington Museum contains a model railway, bus collection and gift shop.
is Nottingham’s premier leisure facility which houses bars, restaurants, a comedy club and a multi-plex cinema.