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Nottingham Industrial Museum

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Machinery exhibit at Nottingham Industrial Museum

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Nottingham has been at the heart of major trade for hundreds of years, something The Nottingham Industrial Museum celebrates with five fantastic and educational exhibits.

The museum is housed in a 17th-century stable block and is stuffed with intriguing artefacts based on textiles, transport, communication, mining and power. The Steam exhibit boasts an original Thomas Humber Bicycle, while the Textile Gallery shows off ancient machines which were used to mass produce lace and cotton. The Transport exhibit will then take you back in time with two 17th century carriages and a Brough Superior car - of which only 4 were ever made!

Kids will love the Telecommunications Gallery where, when using a model spark transmitter, they can tap out actual morse code! With the help of the friendly team of staff, you can even spell out your own name. Then on the last Sunday of the month, the museum holds a ‘Steaming Day’ where you can get up close to a selection of running engines - perfect for fans of Thomas the Tank Engine!

  • 5 exhibitions covering key elements of industry
  • Loads of intriguing artefacts including two 17th century carriages
  • Tap out morse code on a model spark transmitter


Opening hours

Saturday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays 11:00 - 16:00


Last Entry

30 minutes before closing time.



Wollaton Hall,
NG8 2AE,

Phone number

0115 9153936


General Admission:
Adults: £5.00
Concessions: £3.00
Kids (0-16): Free


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