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Nottingham Castle

Nottingham CastleFriar Lane
Off Maid Marian Way
Telephone: 0115 8761400


Nottingham Castle
A magnificent 17th Century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across the city.

A vibrant museum and art gallery housing collections of silver, glass, armour and paintings, plus fifteen centuries of Nottingham history which are brought to life through stories and interactive displays.
One of the museum's start attractions is the Felix Joseph collection of 18th century Wedgwood jasperware, bequeathed to the museum in 1892 and is one of the few Victorian assemblages of 18th century Wedgwood, in the world, to remain intact today. Joseph's collection consists of over 1,400 pieces.
The Threads gallery contains shoes, outfits, hats, masks, fabrics and unusual objects from around the world which demonstrate the connections between people from different times and places and their ingenious use of textiles.
The Exhibition Galleries play host to a lively programme of events and exhibitions, ranging from old masters to modern greats, and have just hosted some great modern British art as part of the British Art Show 6.

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It may be worth checking out Nottingham Castle's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Nottingham Castle before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Times:

High Season February Half Term to October Half Term: Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
Low Season End of October Half Term to February Half Term: Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm


"I'm hungry"

Cafe at the Castle, open daily from 10am to 4pm, sells drinks, snacks, light lunches and traditional fayre.

healthy food

Vegetarian options and options catering for Wheat allergy available. Range of healthy options available with emphasis on local produce.

"Can I have one of those?"

Contemporary crafts, fine art books, postcards, posters, cards and small gifts are all available within the castle shop.

"i need a wee"

Baby Changing facilities and lift access to all floors available.

and baby come too...

The Cafe can warm milk on request.


"are we there yet?"

To get to Nottingham Castle: from Junction 25 of the M1, follow signs from the A52 into Nottingham City Centre, then follow the brown tourist signs. Castle is 5 to 10 minute walk from Midland Railway Station, Broadmarsh Bus Station and Old Market Square, and a 10 to 15 minute walk from Victoria Bus Station. any top tips?

Call in advance to check the temporary exhibitions and events programme before visiting.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adults £7
Concessions (under 16s, over 65s and UK students) £5
Under 5s Free
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £20


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Nottingham CastleFriar Lane
Off Maid Marian Way
Telephone: 0115 8761400