Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham

Categories: Gardens, History Museums, Nature & Parks, Museums, Tourist Spots
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Once the main residence of the duke, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery is considered the city of Nottingham's best art gallery. The gallery got international attention when it hosted the "Waking Dreams" exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art. In the permanent collection, you'll find watercolors by Paul Sandby, Wedgwood Jasperware, locally made salt-glazed stoneware, oil paintings, and a group of costumes that showcase locally made lace. All of these works of art are housed inside the castle's exquisitely preserved architecture, one of the rare examples of Artisan Mannerist style. Take a guided tour through the remaining rock-cut cellars, following a long passage that leads to the bottom of the rock that the castle rests on, known as Mortimer's Hole. Before you head to Nottingham, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nottingham vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Nottingham has to offer, including Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery.
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  • Again. I was trying to relive childhood memories, so one of my first stops was the castle . I thought £7 was a bit steep but gladly paid and was excited to enter. A delightful view is enjoyed as you c...  read more »
  • This was a wonderful experience, we went twice, the second time with friends who had visited from Shropshire especially to see this exhibition. The beautifully laid out information boards gave an exce...  read more »
  • Passing through Nottingham, you can't let this castle. The interior of the Castle resembles a Museum, so don't be upset that you do not find the luxuries of a castle inside.
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  • Lovely gardens, was very green and lush in early summer. The castle isn't much of what it is, however still impressive. Views are fantastic from the top. The museum inside is packed, however, a little confusing to get around.
  • Firstly, there is no castle (in case you have kids with expectations). Just a relatively modern house, with a small museum in. We paid for a guided short walk down an eroded tunnel. Lots of "imagine this" and "imagine that" and "here's a story that's 15 minutes long but might mention the word Nottingham in". OK, if you have an excellent imagination. But then if you do, you don't need to visit.
  • Nice place to mooch and spend time. Had some great art exhibits when I was there. The cafe was ok but they didn't know a tuna melt should be served as a tuna melt and not just a cold cheese and tuna sandwich. Maybe the guy was new.
  • I took a family of 5. The kids had enough within 20 mins. Not enough activity for kids. The views from outside were fantastic.
  • Vastly overrated, massively over priced... very old hat. Been going here since a kid FOR FREE, but a greedy council has decided this is a tourist attraction without investment. Either spend money, or charge less... after all Nottingham residents have funded the place, why should we pay again?
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