- 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
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2AE, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Saturday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays 11:00 - 16:00
Kids (0-16): Free
30 minutes before closing time.
There are two cafes within Wollaton Hall, a short distance away.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Baby food facilities
There is a baby food/milk warming facility available.