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Brewhouse Yard Museum
The museum depicts the social history of Nottingham over the last 300 years. Housed in five 17th century cottages adjacent to the famous 'Trip to Jerusalem' public house. Brewhouse Yard once contained a thriving community of 20 houses with, at its peak, a population of some 127 people.

 Today the surviving buildings house the museum and contain a mixture of reconstructed room and shop settings, and gallery displays. Here you can experience being in a Victorian home, see inside a child’s bedroom, root through the cupboards in the kitchen and pump water.

 The numerous shops throughout the museum include an Edwardian grocery shop and a Victorian chemist's. A 1920s shopping experience is recreated in a row of shops including a barbershop, pawn shop, ironmongers, doctors, cobblers and music shop. 

The gallery displays show objects that were made or used by people in Nottingham. 'In Search of Brewhouse Yard', our newest gallery, tells the history of the area, through sight, touch and sound. In addition, the ever-changing Community Showcase gallery provides an opportunity for local groups, societies and individuals to display material they have produced, collected or researched. You can also see the unusual rock-cut caves at the rear of the buildings that were converted for use as air raid shelters during the Second World War.
Brewhouse Yard Museum
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5th May 2014: 1940s Knees Up

5th May 2014


Step back in time to relive the 1940s and enjoy a good old fashioned knees-up on Monday 5 May 2014!

There will be a variety of 1940s themed activities taking place during the day at The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard. The event runs from 11am - 3.30pm.

This fun-day for all the family includes:

• A chance to meet veterans and the heroes and heroines of the home front in authentic    surroundings.

• Hear the morale boosting speeches of Winston Churchill.

• Enjoy watching dance displays by the Festival Swing Dance Society.

• Sing-along to old favourites with Johnny Victory, Frances Belle and Nostalgia Unlimited.

• Experience first-hand rationing of everything from food to fashion - buy a ration coupon to pick-up your supply of sweets from the grocers.

• Play old fashioned street games.

• Have a very convincing war wound created by the Joint War Organisation and see a display of items used by the St. John Ambulance.

• Join in the closing ceremony with time to reflect and remember.

• Vehicles, displays and memorabilia.

Refreshments available.

Admission
£5 adults, £3 concessions,
£2 children (under 16s)

The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard, Castle Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 1FB
0115 876 1400


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