20 Best Museums and Art Galleries In Nottinghamshire Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Nottinghamshire

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Nottinghamshire in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 73 Nottinghamshire museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Photo exhibit at The Holocaust Centre in Laxton

The Holocaust Centre

  • Laxton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Holocaust Centre provides a moving experience that gives kids the chance to learn about the Holocaust and other genocide in the 20th century. Thi...

Kids in costumes at National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum

National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum

  • Newark
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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 exhibit...

Aircrafts at Newark Air Museum

Newark Air Museum

  • Newark
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Discover the secrets of Newark Air Museum on the former World War II airfield of Winthorpe. It’s a little slice of a huge chapter in history. Take a...

Outside view of Greens Windmill and Science Centre in Nottingham

Green's Mill and Science Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Greens Windmill and Science Centre experiment with light, electricity and magnetism in the footsteps of mathematical physicist George Green (1793...

Staff in costumes at Galleries of Justice in Nottingham

National Justice Museum

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Explore the fascinating history of the justice system at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham. Discover original courtrooms, dungeons and prison...

Kids exploring City of Caves in Nottingham

City of Caves5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

At City of Caves discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore original sandstone caves with the actor-led...

Lake at Creswell Crags in Worksop

Creswell Crags5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Worksop
  • Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Creswell Crags is an ancient limestone gorge honeycombed with intriguing caves and smaller fissures. Cool stone tools and remains of animals found in...

Machinery exhibit at Nottingham Industrial Museum

Nottingham Industrial Museum

  • Nottingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Crich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Go back in time with Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire and take a ride on a vintage tram, running alongside a period street, and climbing up a mile...

Boy on interactive displays at West Shed Museum in Ripley

West Shed Museum

  • Ripley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Visit the West Shed Museum: home to historic steam locomotives. Train enthusiasts will have plenty to get excited about, with films and hands on acti...

Outside view of Strutts North Mill in Belper

Strutts North Mill

  • Belper
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Strutts North Mill was built in 1804 and is one of the oldest surviving examples of a ‘fire proof' industrialised building. It is recognised as...

International Bomber Command Centre

International Bomber Command Centre

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Enjoy an educational day out at the International Bomber Command Centre and learn about the brave men and women who served or supported Bomber Comman...

Man looking at exhibit at Museum of Lincolnshire Life in Lincoln

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Lincolnshire Life is a family friendly museum that celebrates the culture and social history of the people of Lincolnshire from 1750 to the...

Entrance to The Collection Museum in Lincoln

The Collection Museum

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Play at The Collection Museum Collection is an ideal space for families to enjoy in Lincoln. Children can design their own Roman Shield or Medieval P...

Outside view of Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills in Bath

Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills

  • Matlock Bath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Sir Richard Arkwrights Masson Mills allows you to step back in time, from the moment you ‘clock in' with your entrance tickets and experience t...

Ruins at Peak District Lead Mining Museum in Matlock

Peak District Lead Mining Museum

  • Matlock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Peak District Lead Mining Museum gives you a great chance to explore the fascinating history of the lead mining industry in Derbyshire, and of the fa...

Family looking at paintings in Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

For a dose of culture, bring your brood along to The Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Take a trip through history, first by stopping off in Ancient Egyp...

Toy theatre gallery at Pickford's House in Derby

Pickford's House

  • Derby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Pickford’s House is a window to the past for kids, full of historic objects and interactive activities, all in the heart of Derby. As part of Derby M...

Exhibition at Melton Carnegie Museum in Melton Mowbray

Melton Carnegie Museum

  • Melton Mowbray
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Melton Carnegie Museum, located in the lovely old Carnegie Library that was built in 1905, gives you the chance to explore the story of Melton, and o...

Garden at Charnwood Museum in Loughborough

Charnwood Museum

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the Charnwood Museum there are lots of interactive exhibits here for the kids to get stuck: you can dig through the layers of history and find out...

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