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Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL, England
+44 115 876 1400
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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 yesterday via mobile

The cave tours (£5 extra) are the real thing if you look for a historic visit; the castle is otherwise your typical museum. Guides Mark and Richard really know the place around and it’s history, and make your visit a unique one. Would recommend going...More

Thank Sofía P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited in the snow which made the grounds very pretty, if somewhat a little difficult to navigate; we like to see rooms in a castle that are decorated the way they may have been lived in, but Nottingham Castle is more of general museum with...More

1  Thank Denise L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to look around with amazing views of the town from the top. Then walked down through the caves.

Thank Nick N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely gardens and mansion. Do not expect a castle, this is a mansion built on the site of the original castle. Great childhood memories from exhibits they had such as old carriages. No where to be seen now, however great exhibitions, keeping up to date...More

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic evening! We were greeted at the castle entrance by our guide for the evening, David. Throughout the tour, he was an informative, amusing, friendly, attentive, and, in short, brilliant guide. He shepherded us along the route through the grounds through the grounds,...More

1  Thank 10stephent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle is not the right word for this place. It’s a stately home with a terrible collection of ‘modern art’ but the view is breathtaking

Thank EMarchy79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

decided to go to this place before we were going home.lady on entrance taking payments need to go back to charm school.no warm welcome didnt even tell us which way to go someone else working there did bad customer service if you ask me.that all...More

Thank marieG4587IV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in November, family with two small children. We bought a family ticket, price as little higher than I expected but we were more than happy to pay. Bit of a history, lovely walk and also exploring the castle, some areas are for kids...More

Thank 4MonkeyFamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Castle was great lots of legendary facts, and information on how the people of Nottingham used to build their homes in to the mountains, a great under ground cave to explore, guided of course, and theirs even a chance to taste the ale and...More

Thank wildsurfer2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum if you are in the area. Unfortunately nothing left from the original Norman castle. The museum displays some antiquities, jewelry, paintings.

Thank Mark D
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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