This weekend is Heritage Open Day, which gives you free entry to loads of brilliant museums and heritage centres across the UK. This includes many places in Nottingham, which, along with Nottingham Mela, is making this weekend one of the most vibrant, diverse and cultural of the year! With this in mind we’ve created a list of some of the places you can go this weekend for free!
The iconic Nottingham Castle, perches above the city on Castle Rock, is free this weekend so you and you family can explore the story of Nottingham in their history galleries, the wonderful artworks in the Long Gallery (hopefully they have their Rosetti on show – we LOVE that painting!) and spend a while wandering the grounds with some of the best views of the city. Plus, there’s tours of the spooky, historic caves! At the bottom of the cliff, Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard is also free and you can experience first-hand a Victorian home in our historic city!
Want to visit Nottingham’s own Hogwarts? Well, Bromley House Library in the Old Market Square with its spiral staircases and leather-bound books is the place for you. You can head into Nottingham’s historic Lace Market for a range of events at Debbie Bryan as part of the Heart of Heritage event happening among the former factories and warehouses of Nottingham’s industrial revolution boom. The nearby Adams Building, another of our lace warehouses, is also open for you to explore.
Into Sneinton and both the William Booth Birthplace Museum and Green’s Windmill and Science Centre are free for you to come and look around. Discover one of the UK’s oldest working mills, the maths genius George Green and the history of the Salvation Army from the home of its founder, William Booth. At Wollaton Hall, alongside the Dinosaurs of China who continue the ROAR-some residency until the end of October, the Nottingham Industrial Museum is also free where you can learn more about Nottingham and its history of steam!
Make the most of this low-cost/no-cost weekend to get learning with your family this Heritage Open Day!
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