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Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL, England
+44 115 876 1400
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More an art gallery than a castle

An interesting place to visit but the early castle has long gone and the main building is really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alan W
Motherwell, United Kingdom
Place of History and Culture

Devote at least 2 - 3 hours for a comprehensive visit to the Nottingham castle. It is not a place... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Adeyemi B
Lagos, Nigeria
via mobile
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A magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle. The Castle has a turbulent past, linked to kings and conquerors and still has a maze of original caves hidden beneath its imposing walls.Now the building houses a Museum & Art Gallery, offering visitors an opportunity to see the best regional, national and international art in the regularly changing exhibition galleries. Plus the permanent exhibitions showcase costume and textiles, silverware, glass and a glimpse into Nottingham's history.
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Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL, England
+44 115 876 1400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An interesting place to visit but the early castle has long gone and the main building is really the palace for one of the noble families from the 17th century. There is some information about the original castle but not a lot. The walk from...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Devote at least 2 - 3 hours for a comprehensive visit to the Nottingham castle. It is not a place to visit in a hurry. If you love art and history, you'll enjoy viewing the art gallery and museum. A well maintained historical place. Couldn't...More

Thank Adeyemi B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not a great museum as museums go, but still worth a visit for the tunnels. The guide was extremely entertaining and the small museum outside the main castle grounds (included in the tunnel tour) is a real find - lots of interesting stuff and well...More

Thank RustyBrit
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited the castle as I love Caves and they have a great tour for £5 on top of the £8 entry fee but it's a must. Our English heritage guide was brilliant and very knowledgeable. The castle /museum is huge and there is a...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see and learn here. History buff or not it's a great venue, hence why the annual October beer festival is also hosted here. Lovely setting with great veins over the city. Not like your regular 'castle', great to be included with anyway out...More

1  Thank SYclist
Reviewed 1 week ago

As well as being a great place to explore the history of Nottingham, it's also a superb venue for the Robin hood beer festival. A must go event in mid October offering over 1,000 ales, plus wide range of ciders and wines. In addition plenty...More

Thank Domdomdomdom_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to pay the extra and have the guided tour of this place to fully understand its history. No as many people point out it isnt a castle, because the castle burned down. What it is, is hundreds of years of local history expertly...More

2  Thank M001990
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the castle ended with a world of knowledge. Marc gave me a full explanation and history lesson on the castle model and it's origins.

Thank Juan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a young man spent many a day walking round the gardens throwing pennies in the wishing well going down Mortimer hole.also haveing a lovely cup a tea in the restaurant in the main castle simple a wondrous place to visit have fun

Thank Carlawolholt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the cave tour which greatly added to the visit, which by luck left us outside the pub, so glad we made the effort of going, a lot to see and learn.

1  Thank MalcMc13
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10 October 2017|
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Response from Jaci H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I didn't need it .
3 October 2017|
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Response from mariasophia25 | Reviewed this property |
hi sorry only seeing question now. yes it only takes an hour for the tour so you would have plenty of time.
27 March 2017|
Response from mazk42 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, mine was £7 as an adult, you can ask for this as an annual or day pass, to then go into the caves was another £7, there was also family tickets and I think the concessions were £5 admission and £5 for the caves. hope... More