List of museums in Nottinghamshire

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This list of museums in Nottinghamshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Bassetlaw Museum Retford Bassetlaw Local website, local history, art, archaeology, decorative arts, agriculture, costume and textiles, industry, rural life, coal mining
Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre Laxton Newark and Sherwood History History of the Holocaust and other 20th-century genocides
British Horological Institute Upton Hall - geograph.org.uk - 4563.jpg Upton Newark and Sherwood Horology Located at Upton Hall, collection of historic clocks, watches, tools and other horological artifacts, open on special occasions to non-members
Calverton Folk Museum Calverton Gedling Local website, period furniture and clothing, fossils, framework knitting history, Victorian kitchen, living room and bedroom
Creswell Crags Church Hole Cave.jpg Creswell Bassetlaw Archaeology Limestone gorge and caves with flint tools and other Stone Age artifacts
D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum DH Lawrence birthplace museum - geograph-1814503.jpg Eastwood Broxtowe Historic house 19th century working class house, birthplace of author D. H. Lawrence
Dukes Wood Oil Museum Eakring Newark and Sherwood Industry website, site and story of the UK’s first oilfield
Durban House Heritage Centre Durban House Heritage Centre - geograph.org.uk - 18225.jpg Eastwood Broxtowe Multiple Includes late 19th century social history exhibits and context of author D. H. Lawrence's life in town, also an art gallery
Flintham Museum Flintham Museum and Community Shop - geograph.org.uk - 1612934.jpg Flintham Newark and Sherwood History website, 20th century period shop reflecting rural life
Galleries of Justice Museum Lace market justice galleries.JPG Nottingham Nottingham Prison Historic courthouse and gaol
Green's Windmill and Science Centre Green's windmill.jpg Sneinton Nottingham Multiple Restored and working 19th century tower windmill, hands-on science exhibits
Harley Gallery Welbeck Bassetlaw Art Located at Welbeck Abbey, features contemporary arts and crafts
Holme Pierrepont Hall Holme Pierrepont Hall Nottinghamshire.JPG Holme Pierrepont Rushcliffe Historic house Medieval hall and garden, open to the public on a limited basis
Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham Nottingham Art website, performing and visual arts centre of the University of Nottingham
Longdale Craft Centre Ravenshead Gedling History antiques and collectibles
Mansfield Museum Mansfield Mansfield Multiple Art, local history, culture
Mr Straw's House Mr Straws House.jpg Worksop Bassetlaw Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 1920s period family house
Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard Nottingham Nottingham History website, local social history, period room and shop settings, reconstructed Victorian schoolroom, wartime life
New Art Exchange Nottingham Nottingham Art website, visual art gallery for black contemporary artists
Newark Air Museum MeteorVZ638-055.jpg Newark-on-Trent Newark and Sherwood Aviation Located on part of the former World War II airfield of Winthorpe, historic civilian and military aircraft
Newark Castle & Gilstrap Heritage Centre Newark Castle - geograph.org.uk - 4555.jpg Newark-on-Trent Newark and Sherwood History Ruins of the medieval castle, exhibits about the castle's history and Newark's Civil War heritage
Newark Millgate Museum Newark-on-Trent Newark and Sherwood History website, local working and domestic life, agriculture, trades and industry, street scenes, household rooms and displays, local art exhibits
Newark Town Hall Museum & Art Gallery Newark-on-Trent Newark and Sherwood Art website, collection of paintings, furniture, ceremonial silver and civic gifts
Newstead Abbey Historic House & Gardens Newstead Abbey 03.jpg Ravenshead Gedling Historic house Medieval house that was the ancestral home of Lord Byron, Victorian rooms
Nottingham Castle Museum Nottingham Castle Gate 2009.jpg Nottingham Nottingham Multiple Fine and decorative art, local history, archaeology, regimental museum of the Sherwood Foresters
Nottingham Contemporary Nottingham Contemporary - geograph-1825342.jpg Nottingham Nottingham Art Contemporary art centre
Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre Three operational NTHC buses.JPG Ruddington Rushcliffe Transportation Northern terminus of the Great Central Railway heritage railway, includes locomotives, carriages and stock, buses, road transport vehicles
Papplewick Pumping Station Geograph-126268-by-vic-mcclymont.jpg Papplewick Gedling Technology Victorian water pumping station with steam engines
Ruddington Framework Knitters Museum Stocking Frame.jpg Ruddington Rushcliffe Industry website, complex of restored Victorian period frameshops, cottages and outbuildings that show the living and working conditions of framework knitters
Ruddington Village Museum Ruddington Rushcliffe History website, recreated period shops, schoolroom, telephone exchange and farm implements
Tuxford Windmill Tuxford Bassetlaw Mill website, early 19th century windmill
Vina Cooke Museum of Dolls and Bygone Childhood Cromwell Newark and Sherwood Toy website, dolls dating from the 18th century to the present day, toys, games, dollhouses, trains, clothing
Walks of Life Tuxford Bassetlaw Agriculture information, collection of handcarts and hand-powered agricultural machinery
William Booth Birthplace Museum William booth statue.JPG Nottingham Nottingham Biographical website, birthplace home of William Booth, Methodist preacher who founded the Salvation Army, open by appointment
Wollaton Dovecote Museum Wollaton Nottingham Local information, information, 17th century dovecote with local history exhibits
Wollaton Hall & Deer Park Wollaton Hall.jpg Wollaton Nottingham Multiple Includes the historic house, the Nottingham Natural History Museum, and Nottingham Industrial Museum with textile, transport and technology from Nottingham's past, including steam engines
The Workhouse Workhouse 02.jpg Southwell Newark and Sherwood History Operated by the National Trust, 19th century workhouse

Defunct museums[edit]

  • Lace Centre, Nottingham, closed in 2009[1]
  • Millgate Museum of Folk Life, Newark-on-Trent[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Last hoorah' planned for Nottingham lace heritage centre". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Millgate museum". Newark and Sherwood District Council. Retrieved 20 September 2013.