Nottinghamshire has a huge range of Museums and Visitor Attractions - from historic sites to theme parks - there is something to suit every taste, age and budget.  If you're looking for Things to do in Nottinghamshire, here's some more ideas for you.

City of Caves
Garner's Hill (bottom of Nottingham Contemporary Steps), Nottingham NG1 1HF

City of Caves is part of a hidden maze of over 500 original sandstone caves underneath the streets of Nottingham dating back to the dark ages.

Take a tour to investigate the social history of the caves and learn more about the events that once happened inside these fascinating underground dwellings. As part of your visit you will see the only medieval underground tannery in the country, head to the Anderson air raid shelter where thousands of people sought refuge during WWII and explore the remnants of Drury Hill Victorian slums.

General admission prices:

Adults: £8.75
Under 18s: £7.65 (Under 5s go free)
Students: £7.65
Over 60s: £7.95
Family ticket £26.95 (max.2 adults)

Open:  Monday -10am to 5pm
            Tuesday - closed
             Wednesday - closed
             Thursday - 10am to 5pm
             Friday - 10am to 5pm

             Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 5pm

Tel:       0115 9520555
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Green's Mill and Science Centre
Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4QB

Green’s Mill is a restored and working 19th century tower windmill in Nottingham, UK.  In the  early 19th century it was owned and operated by the mathematical physicist George Green (1793-1841).  You can visit his windmill and, when the wind allows, see it working and buy our award-winning organic flour.

In the small Science Centre next to the mill you can discover the remarkable story of George Green and his achievements and experiment with the things that fascinated him, such as light, electricity and magnetism.

General admission prices:

Admission is free

Open:  Wednesday to Sunday - 10am to 4pm

There are some steps up from the car park on Windmill Lane. If you have mobility problems you can get into the millyard via Belvoir Hill. Please phone the Mill on 0115 9156878 for information.

National Justice Museum
Shire Hall, High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN

Based at Nottingham’s historic Shire Hall and County Gaol, you can delve into the fascinating history of justice through time. You will meet historical characters, explore the immense collection, take part in a range of interactive games and activities and discover how law and justice contributes to all of our lives.

Free exhibitions on site are open all day every day and tickets can be bought to explore the museum in depth.

General admission prices

Adult: £12.05
Under 18s: £8.75 (Under 5s go free)
Students: £10.95
Over 60s: £10.95
Family ticket: £35.75 (4 people, max 2 adults)

Open:  Monday - 10am to 5pm
            Tuesday - closed
            Wednesday - closed
            Thursday - closed
            Friday 10am to 5pm

            Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 5pm

Tel:      0115 9520555
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Newstead Abbey
Newstead Village NG15 8NA

From Romantic Poet Lord Byron through Medieval, Victorian and Gothic Revival, Newstead Abbey is a treasure trove of the rare, beautiful and historically significant. Boasting 300 acres of parkland, explore the gardens, lake and beautiful estate.
The Abbey Café is located in the courtyard of the south-west wing of the Abbey.

General admission prices: (house, park, formal gardens, cafe and shop)

Adults:  £10.00
Conc:    £6.00
Family:  £25.00

Parking:  £2.00 to £6.00


House:  Weekends 12noon to 4pm
Park and Gardens:  Daily 10am to 5pm
Shop:  Daily 11am to 4pm
Cafe Kiosk and toilets:  Daily 10am to 5pm

Tel:      0115 8763100
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Nottingham Castle
Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL

The present 'Ducal Mansion' was built  on the site of the original medieval castle in 1674 and sits proudly overlooking Nottingham City Centre.  With beautiful grounds to explore and regular special events, Nottingham Castle is one of the must-see attractions for visitors to the City.  With a museum and art gallery, with displays of silver, glass, armour and paintings, as well as objects from around the world, there is plenty to see inside.  Beneath the Castle is a labyrinth of man-made caves and tunnels, which you can explore on a guided tour. 

General admission prices:

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Wollaton Hall
Wollaton Park, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2AE

Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house of the 1580s standing on a small but prominent hill in Wollaton Park, Nottingham. The house is now Nottingham's Natural History Museum, with a collection of 750,000 objects and the largest dedicated Natural History museum in the country.  Nottingham Industrial Museum, with its fascinating collection of industrial items, includes diverse objects including the world's first video recorder to working steam and diesel engines, is hosted in the out-buildings. The surrounding parkland is home to a large herd of free-roaming deer, and is regularly used for large-scale outdoor events such as rock concerts, sporting events and festivals.

General admission prices - Wollaton Hall

Admission to the Natural History Museum is FREE.
Carparking costs £3 for up to 3 hours and £5 all day

Open:  The Hall - 11am to 4pm
             The Park - Monday to Friday - 8am to 8.30pm
                               Weekends and Bank Holidays - 9am to 8.30pm

General admission prices - Nottingham Industrial Museum

Non-steaming days: 
Adult:  £4.00
Conc:  £3.00
Child:  Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Open:  Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays - 11am to 4pm
             Monday to Friday - closed
             Closed on Christmas and New Year's weekends and Bank Holidays

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