This list of museums in Nottinghamshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Bassetlaw Museum Retford Bassetlaw Local website, local history, art, archaeology, decorative arts, agriculture, costume and textiles, industry, rural life, coal mining
Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre Laxton Newark and Sherwood History History of the Holocaust and other 20th-century genocides
British Horological Institute
Upton Newark and Sherwood Horology Located at Upton Hall, collection of historic clocks, watches, tools and other horological artifacts, open on special occasions to non-members
Calverton Folk Museum Calverton Gedling Local Period furniture and clothing, fossils, framework knitting history, Victorian kitchen, living room and bedroom[1]
Creswell Crags
Creswell Bassetlaw Archaeology Limestone gorge and caves with flint tools and other Stone Age artifacts
D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum
Eastwood Broxtowe Historic house 19th century working class house, birthplace of author D. H. Lawrence
Dukes Wood Oil Museum Eakring Newark and Sherwood Industry website, site and story of the UK’s first oilfield
Durban House Heritage Centre
Eastwood Broxtowe Multiple Includes late 19th century social history exhibits and context of author D. H. Lawrence's life in town, also an art gallery
Flintham Museum
Flintham Newark and Sherwood History website, 20th century period shop reflecting rural life
Framework Knitters Museum
Ruddington Rushcliffe Industry website, complex of restored Victorian period frameshops, cottages and outbuildings that show the living and working conditions of framework knitters
Galleries of Justice Museum
Nottingham Nottingham Prison Historic courthouse and gaol
Green's Windmill and Science Centre
Sneinton Nottingham Multiple Restored and working 19th century tower windmill, hands-on science exhibits
Harley Gallery Welbeck Bassetlaw Art Located at Welbeck Abbey, features contemporary arts and crafts
Holme Pierrepont Hall
Holme Pierrepont Rushcliffe Historic house Medieval hall and garden, open to the public on a limited basis
Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham Nottingham Art website, performing and visual arts centre of the University of Nottingham
Mansfield Museum Mansfield Mansfield Multiple Art, local history, culture
Mr Straw's House
Worksop Bassetlaw Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 1920s period family house
Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard Nottingham Nottingham History website, local social history, period room and shop settings, reconstructed Victorian schoolroom, wartime life
Museum of The Horse Tuxford Bassetlaw History website, walk through 2000 years of equestrian history
National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum Newark-on-Trent Newark and Sherwood History website, focuses solely on the British Civil War
National Videogame Arcade Nottingham Nottingham Amusement Historic videogames, history of British videogame culture
New Art Exchange Nottingham Nottingham Art website, visual art gallery for culturally diverse contemporary artists
Newark Air Museum
Newark-on-Trent Newark and Sherwood Aviation Located on part of the former World War II airfield of Winthorpe, historic civilian and military aircraft
Newark Castle & Gilstrap Heritage Centre
Newark-on-Trent Newark and Sherwood History Ruins of the medieval castle, exhibits about the castle's history and Newark's Civil War heritage
Newark Town Hall Museum & Art Gallery Newark-on-Trent Newark and Sherwood Art website, collection of paintings, furniture, ceremonial silver and civic gifts
Newstead Abbey Historic House & Gardens
Ravenshead Gedling Historic house Medieval house that was the ancestral home of Lord Byron, Victorian rooms
Nottingham Castle Museum
Nottingham Nottingham Multiple Fine and decorative art, local history, archaeology, regimental museum of the Sherwood Foresters
Nottingham Contemporary
Nottingham Nottingham Art Contemporary art centre
Nottingham Industrial Museum
Nottingham Nottingham Industry Eclectic collection of regionally significant industrial objects, including steam and diesel engines
Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre
Ruddington Rushcliffe Transportation Northern terminus of the Great Central Railway heritage railway, includes locomotives, carriages and stock, buses, road transport vehicles
Papplewick Pumping Station
Papplewick Gedling Technology Victorian water pumping station with steam engines
Ruddington Village Museum Ruddington Rushcliffe History website, recreated period shops, schoolroom, telephone exchange and farm implements
Tuxford Windmill Tuxford Bassetlaw Mill website, early 19th century windmill
Walks of Life Tuxford Bassetlaw Agriculture Collection of handcarts and hand-powered agricultural machinery[2]
William Booth Birthplace Museum
Nottingham Nottingham Biographical Facebook site, birthplace home of William Booth, Methodist preacher who founded the Salvation Army, open by appointment
Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum Wollaton Nottingham Local 17th century dovecote with local history exhibits[3]
Wollaton Hall & Deer Park
Wollaton Nottingham Multiple Includes the historic house, the Nottingham Natural History Museum, and Nottingham Industrial Museum with textile, transport and technology from Nottingham's past, including steam engines
The Workhouse
Southwell Newark and Sherwood History Operated by the National Trust, 19th century workhouse

Defunct museums

See also


  1. ^ "Calverton Folk Museum". Calverton. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Walks of Life Heritage Centre". Experience Nottinghamshire. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum". Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  4. ^ "'Last hoorah' planned for Nottingham lace heritage centre". Nottingham Post. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Longdale Craft Centre and Museum". Yelp. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Millgate museum". Newark and Sherwood District Council. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Millgate Museum in Newark closes". Nottinghamshire History Blog. November 4, 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Official site". Vina's Doll Gallery. Retrieved 1 December 2016. After 31 years as a visitor attraction at Cromwell, just off the A1 north of Newark, the Doll Museum was closed in July 2015. I now live in Hardwick Village, in Clumber Park, near Worksop. There are currently no plans to reopen the Museum to the public.