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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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Surprisingly interesting

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
sssmithy75
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Keep this tradition

You can find out the origins of lace making in this museum rather than going to lace market! We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
susana f
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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. Our events draw visitors from around the country and we hope to see you at one soon. And we welcome children with regular activities and family oriented tours.
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wollaton Hall | The Courtyard, Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2AE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank sssmithy75
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Demonstrates our industrial history splendidly in a delightful location. Admittedly you have to pay for parking in Wollaton Park but is the icing on the cake to the Park. Nottingham has a great industrial history, Raleigh cycles, John Player Cigarettes and Boots all feature here,...More

Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is situated in the old stables/coach houses to Wollaton Hall. Restricted open hours while they sort out various issues of ownership, etc; the big stationary engine is not working at present. Fascinating, nevertheless..

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

i learned a lot from the museum i have seen some old this like very old, in this museum , we want to keep everything as my dream

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Visited here after seeing the chinese flying dinosaur exhibition. Well woth popping in if you are in the park. excellent if you are an engine buff.

Thank Olwyn H
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Good museum for anyone with even a passing interesting in our industrial history. The volunteers are enthusiastic and keen to enhance your visit.

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Michelle S
16 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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