National Civil War Centre Newark Museum, Newark-on-Trent

Categories: Military Museums, Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources, Museums
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3.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Now Open! A new £5.4m centre focused on the brutal seventeenth-century conflicts that tore a nation apart! Why did brother take on brother, and a once-all-powerful monarch lose his head to the axe man?

Discover interactive sieges, lift a full-sized pike and musket, become a cavalier or roundhead!

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  • We visited the museum with friends & was not sure what to expect, what we saw was very interesting as we come from Croydon & not the East Midlands. We soon discovered how important Newark was during t...  read more »
  • Quite simply the worst museum I have visited in years. 5 floors of small, badly coordinated rooms, showing disconnected exhibits and very few of them at that. 8 pound entry fee for a 30 minute (includ...  read more »
  • I had an enjoyable morning here. Actually only one of the galleries is about the Civil war (although it is very interactive & interesting). There are 2 floors of temporary exhibition -which might or m...  read more »
  • Fascinating period artifacts, engrossing interactive displays combined with all the other things you associate with a great museum (clean, simple to follow layout, well stocked gift shop etc). Most importantly however was the friendly staff- especially the gentleman (John) in charge of helping visitors in the main exhibit- that really made my visit worthwhile! Also note that your ticket price doesn't just cover the admission of the centre. Housed in the same period-buildings are also the Newark museum and a exhibition hall which seemed to usually house a display of some sort. In addition the museum is part of the greater civil war trail in Newark and I'd honestly recommend starting at the museum first as it gives you a greater appreciation of the role Newark played during the conflict.
  • Quite a niche subject, with a slight shortage of original artefacts, but well presented, interesting, lots of good guides and well worth a visit.
  • Absolutely fantastically done, designed for both kids and adults to enjoy, the interactive exhibits are amazing, videos absolutely brilliant and the general exhibits available to the public are of incredible quality, small enough to be easily done in 2-3 hours yet keeping the visitor enthralled for those hours.
  • A small gem in the town, lots of interesting content about the English Civil War and a few other periods. Well worth a visit if in the area :)
  • Hey I really enjoyed my visit, I will return with my family again. Great job guys.
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