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Nottingham Industrial Museum

Wollaton Hall | The Courtyard, Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2AE, England
+44 115 915 3936
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Well worth a visit, a enjoyable display set in a lovely area of Wollaton park but be aware you have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Geeorgia2014
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Nottingham Road, South Africa
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Hidden away in Wollaton park is the Nottingham Industrial Museum, you have probably walked past it... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
TeamWard
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Unfortunately we cannot open during the weekend of 2 and 3 of June. However, our Treasure Trove will be open. Keep an eye out for updates here and on our website. Discover the people, companies and industries that made Nottingham famous around the world. Nottingham Industrial Museum has five galleries each relating to a key Nottinghamshire industry: textiles, transport, communication, mining and power. We have many wonderful artefacts and exhibits including a working Basford Beam engine and an original Thomas Humber Bicycle. And we are working to get more artefacts into working condition, so you can admire the local ingenuity and skills that went into Nottingham Lace and other exports. Through our collection, we encourage our visitors to investigate Nottinghamshire’s rich industrial heritage. We are entirely run by volunteers who are on hand to show you around and answer your questions. Adults £3 - Concessions and Students £2 - Kids go free - see website for discounted entry offers
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Wollaton Hall | The Courtyard, Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2AE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, a enjoyable display set in a lovely area of Wollaton park but be aware you have to pay for parking to the Park

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Hidden away in Wollaton park is the Nottingham Industrial Museum, you have probably walked past it if you have visited Wollaton park before and not noticed it. Its well worth £5 and an hour of your time, with some fascinating moving / working exhibits with...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

A really interesting museum set within Wollaton Park. The entrance is through the Courtyard (signage could be better, I think). Don`t be put off by the unassuming exterior it is, like the Tardis, much bigger inside. Admission price for our visit was £5 per adult,...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We'd been past this a few times in the stable yard and not gone in, but on a rainy day thought we'd give it a go. It is REALLY good! We knew lace looms had to be different from Cotton ones, but really learning about...More

Thank Bill T
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This place is an unexpected gem. They have a wide range of industrial machines and engines, with knowledgeable volunteers to explain everything. Roger seems to know absolutely everything about the history of steam! Thanks too to David for demonstrating the lace-making machine. Definitely recommended 😊

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

What an absolutely marvellous place, full of history. I learnt a lot, thank you! Will recommend to others

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

You can find out the origins of lace making in this museum rather than going to lace market! We appreciate the efforts for keeping those machine working. Special thanks to those volunteer, their clear explanation and enthusiasm to show us how the machine works and...More

Thank susana f
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Visited as part of a trip to the Hall. Fantastic museum filled with lace making and Nottingham’s industrial history. Don’t let the lace making turn you off as it’s all about the machinery and not lace as such. They have a steam and heavy industry...More

Thank Joe W
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Visited today on a whim after having a walk around Wollaton Hall and Grounds. Had a nice walk round, and there was a steaming exhibition on. A lovely volunteer called Roger saw us outside and asked if we wanted to join his short tour/talk. Learnt...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Found the place by accident and decided to give it a try and certainly not disappointed. Although the place is fairly small, it is packed with really interesting exhibits and the volunteers go out of their way to add some interesting history of lace making...More

Thank Ray A
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Michelle S
15 January 2018|
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Response from NottIndMm | Property representative |
Hello Michelle, thanks for your question. We are in the final few days of our 'Winter Refresh' and hope to re-open in the next couple of weeks. Please keep checking our website and Facebook page for more details on our all... More
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Response from NottIndMm | Property representative |
Hello, sorry to be slow to respond and thank you to William R and Dawn D. We are about 2 miles from Nottingham City Centre, but please note we are currently closed for a refurbishment. We will reopen at the end of January... More
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