- Castles and Palaces
- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3) and Young Children (4-8)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
The Nottingham Castle is 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.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
Getting There and Contact Information
Friar Lane, Off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6EL, England
Click here to visit Nottingham Castle's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
High Season (February Half Term to October Half Term)
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Low Season (End of October Half Term to February Half Term)
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Concessions (under 16s, over 65s and UK students): £5
Under 5s: Free
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): £20
Cafe at the Castle, open daily from 10:00 to 16:00, sells drinks, snacks, light lunches and traditional fayre.
Baby Changing facilities and lift access to all floors available.
Contemporary crafts, fine art books, postcards, posters, cards and small gifts are all available within the castle shop.
Baby food facilities
The Cafe can warm milk on request.