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National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum

Newark, Nottinghamshire, England

  • Kids in costumes at National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum
  • Mum and girls paying with dolls at National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum
  • Civil War Gallery at National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Take the whole family on a trip to the 17th Century; the National Civil War Centre will send you right back in time with loads of interactive exhibits.

The incredible HD cinema is definitely the place to start if you’re looking to bring the era to life. Then jump into Civil War costumes and take a unique family photo from your time travelling adventure. Let the little ones explore the museum through exciting trails where you'll get to take Prince Rupert's dog on a walk and also become part of the Royal Cavalry! 

Newark’s Civil War history spills out of the museum and threads through the streets of the town with the National Civil War Trail. The trail starts at the Centre and takes in Newark Castle, St Mary Magdalene Church and the historic Queen’s Sconce, an amazing sight and one of the last of its kind in the UK.

  • HD cinema showing fascinating re-enacted scenes from the era
  • Themed craft & performances during the holidays
  • Costumes and armour for all to try


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


14 Appleton Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1JY, England


Click here to visit National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum's website
01636 655765

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April - September: 10:00 - 17:00

October - March: 10:00 - 16:00


Adults: £8.00

Kids (5-16): £3.50

Concessions: £7.00

Under 5's: Free 

More Information

Pets allowed

No pets are allowed. 


Fully accessible toilets on basement floor, lift access, disabled toilet and baby changing.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food/milk warming facilities available.

Public transport

Short walk from Newark Castle and Newark North Gate Railway Stations.


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