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Nottingham Industrial Museum

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

  • Machinery exhibit at Nottingham Industrial Museum
  • Machinery at Nottingham Industrial Museum
  • Machinery at Nottingham Industrial Museum

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

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

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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



  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2AE, England


Click here to visit Nottingham Industrial Museum's website
0115 9153936

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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



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


Last Entry

30 minutes before closing time.

More Information

Eating information

There are two cafes within Wollaton Hall, a short distance away.

Pets allowed

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Baby food facilities

There is a baby food/milk warming facility available.


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