DISCOVER NEWARK AND SHERWOOD’S HISTORY AND HERITAGE

There is over 1,000 years of history and heritage in Newark and Sherwood, from kings and queens to civil wars to the legends of Robin Hood.

Walk in the footsteps of King John and Bishop Alexander the Magnificent at Newark Castle and explore the legends that surround the castle with a Castle Tour and Dungeon Tour.

The National Civil War Centre delves into the history of the English Civil Wars through the UK in the heart of what was once a major Royalist Stronghold.

The first ever Workhouse build still stands, tall and foreboding, in Southwell. Learn about Reverend John Beecher’s vision and the many incarnations the beautiful Victorian building has had.

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Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

Museum dedicated to mining. We try to have at least an ex-miner to guide visitors round our displays/models and heritage displays.
Tel: 01623 871533Visit Website
LetsXcape

LetsXcape

LetsXcape offers immersive escape rooms and experiences set within the fantastic stately home of Kelham Hall in Newark. The initial rooms are based on historical events that were pivotal during their time. Tel: 01636 555 500 Visit Website
Newark Air Museum

Newark Air Museum

Aviation Museum with 76 aircraft/cockpit sections from across the history of aviation, spread across 2 display hangers.
Tel: 01636 707170Visit Website
The Workhouse

The Workhouse

Come and learn about where the poorest in society had to work in return for food, shelter and medical care.
Tel: 01636 817260Visit Website
National Civil War Centre

National Civil War Centre

Discover how the people of Newark survived three sieges by dodging cannon fire and hammering flat family silver to make coins, only for plague to ravage the town. Put yourself on the front line, feel the weight of armour and weapons and aim to destroy the Governor’s House as a Parliamentarian gunner.
Tel: 01636 655765Visit Website
Center Parcs Sherwood Forest

Center Parcs Sherwood Forest

Set deep in the historic Nottinghamshire countryside, Sherwood Forest is a magnificent pine forest famous for being home to the infamous Robin Hood.
Tel: 0344 826 6266Visit Website
Newark Castle

Newark Castle

Newark Castle has weathered many historic storms. It stands now, partially destroyed, as a reminder of Newark's turbulent history. Today, visitors can take tours, visit exhibitions, walk through the Victorian gardens and tour the Castle Dungeon.
Tel: 01636 650000Visit Website
Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey

Formerly an Augustinian priory, Newstead Abbey was converted to a domestic home following the Dissolution of the Monasteries and is now best knwon as the ancestral home of Lord Byron.
Tel: 0115 876 3100Visit Website
National Holocaust Centre and Museum

National Holocaust Centre and Museum

Using the history of the Holocaust the Centre promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice. Visitors may explore the age-appropriate exhibitions, memorial gardens and listen to survivor testimonies.
Tel: 01623 836 627Visit Website
Belton House

Belton House

Sitting elegantly in formal gardens with views across pleasure grounds and an ancient deer-park, Belton is often cited as being the perfect example of an English country-house estate.
Tel: 01476 566116 Visit Website
The Queen’s Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum

The Queen’s Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum

A unique collection of arms, uniform, medals, silver and paintings which illustrates the role the local cavalry regiments have played.
Tel: 01623 824222Visit Website

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