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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|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||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||Period furniture and clothing, fossils, framework knitting history, Victorian kitchen, living room and bedroom|
|Creswell Crags||Creswell||Bassetlaw||Archaeology||Limestone gorge and caves with flint tools and other Stone Age artifacts|
|D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum||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||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||Newark and Sherwood||History||website, 20th century period shop reflecting rural life|
|Framework Knitters Museum||Ruddington||Rushcliffe||Industry||website, complex of restored Victorian period frameshops, cottages and outbuildings that show the living and working conditions of framework knitters|
|Galleries of Justice Museum||Nottingham||Nottingham||Prison||Historic courthouse and gaol|
|Green's Windmill and Science Centre||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||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|
|Mansfield Museum||Mansfield||Mansfield||Multiple||Art, local history, culture|
|Mr Straw's House||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|
|Museum of The Horse||Tuxford||Bassetlaw||History||website, walk through 2000 years of equestrian history|
|National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum||Newark-on-Trent||Newark and Sherwood||History||website, focuses solely on the British Civil War|
|National Videogame Arcade||Nottingham||Nottingham||Amusement||Historic videogames, history of British videogame culture|
|New Art Exchange||Nottingham||Nottingham||Art||website, visual art gallery for culturally diverse contemporary artists|
|Newark Air Museum||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-on-Trent||Newark and Sherwood||History||Ruins of the medieval castle, exhibits about the castle's history and Newark's Civil War heritage|
|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||Ravenshead||Gedling||Historic house||Medieval house that was the ancestral home of Lord Byron, Victorian rooms|
|Nottingham Castle Museum||Nottingham||Nottingham||Multiple||Fine and decorative art, local history, archaeology, regimental museum of the Sherwood Foresters|
|Nottingham Contemporary||Nottingham||Nottingham||Art||Contemporary art centre|
|Nottingham Industrial Museum||Nottingham||Nottingham||Industry||Eclectic collection of regionally significant industrial objects, including steam and diesel engines|
|Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre||Ruddington||Rushcliffe||Transportation||Northern terminus of the Great Central Railway heritage railway, includes locomotives, carriages and stock, buses, road transport vehicles|
|Papplewick Pumping Station||Papplewick||Gedling||Technology||Victorian water pumping station with steam engines|
|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|
|Walks of Life||Tuxford||Bassetlaw||Agriculture||Collection of handcarts and hand-powered agricultural machinery|
|William Booth Birthplace Museum||Nottingham||Nottingham||Biographical||Facebook site, birthplace home of William Booth, Methodist preacher who founded the Salvation Army, open by appointment|
|Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum||Wollaton||Nottingham||Local||17th century dovecote with local history exhibits|
|Wollaton Hall & Deer Park||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||Southwell||Newark and Sherwood||History||Operated by the National Trust, 19th century workhouse|
- Lace Centre, Nottingham, closed in 2009
- Longdale Craft Centre, Ravenshead
- Millgate Museum of Folk Life, Newark-on-Trent
- Newark Millgate Museum, closed in 2012
- Vina's Doll Gallery, Cromwell, closed in 2015
- "Calverton Folk Museum". Calverton. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- "Walks of Life Heritage Centre". Experience Nottinghamshire. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- "Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum". Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- "'Last hoorah' planned for Nottingham lace heritage centre". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
- "Longdale Craft Centre and Museum". Yelp. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- "Millgate museum". Newark and Sherwood District Council. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
- "Millgate Museum in Newark closes". Nottinghamshire History Blog. November 4, 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
- "Official site". Vina's Doll Gallery. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
fter 31 years as a visitor attraction at Cromwell, just off the A1 north of Newark, the Doll Museum was closed in July 2015. I now live in Hardwick Village, in Clumber Park, near Worksop. There are currently no plans to reopen the Museum to the public.