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

(3.6/5 based on 260+ 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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  • With an interest in the Civil War perhaps we were expecting more on ... the Civil War. The museum is light and spacious with a range of rather disjointed themes of The Civil War, Local Newark History,...  more »
  • The main purpose for our visit was the Shifting Sands Exhibition on the Arab Revolt and T.E. Lawrence. This was well thought out and highly informative. This was also the case with the main part of th...  more »
  • We went along expecting a tiny and not terribly exciting museum. We had parked for an hour and thought it would be plenty of time. It wasn't! It cost £8 each for adults and you can upgrade to a year a...  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.
  • Helpful and friendly staff. Enjoyed the Shifting Sands exhibition October 2016
  • Very interesting place to go to. There lost of think to see.
  • 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 :)