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Nottingham Industrial Museum

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Address: Wollaton Hall | The Courtyard, Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2AE, England
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+44 115 915 3936
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discover the people, companies and industries that made Nottingham famous...

Discover the people, companies and industries that made Nottingham famous around the world. The museum has five galleries each relating to a key Nottingham industry: textiles, transport, communication, mining and steam. Through our collection, we encourage our visitors to investigate Nottingham’s rich industrial heritage. The museum boasts many wonderful artefacts and exhibits including a working Basford Beam engine and an original Thomas Humber Bicycle.

The museum sits in the 17th-century stable block of Wollaton Hall.

On the last Sunday of every month, we hold a working day where you can see a selection of our engines running.

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We were invited to a special night at this Museum to promote the Easter opening events. There is a vast display of machinery, from bicycles, telephones, textile machinery, beam... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheila R
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Hucknall, United Kingdom
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Hucknall, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were invited to a special night at this Museum to promote the Easter opening events. There is a vast display of machinery, from bicycles, telephones, textile machinery, beam engines, etc. Something for everyone.

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Malta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely museum. Friendly helpers and well informed. We visited during easter time and children were given an egg trail and this ensured children looking everywhere for the eggs but also seeing all in the museum. There is no problem for parking. Plus it is near Wallton hall. Well done. This museum helps you appreciate all the invention and their... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the afternoon of Sunday 16th April,, we went to Wollaton Park for a few hours and spotted in a court yard the museum, it is run by volunteers and has to charge to keep the upkeep of the place which is really good. It was £3 for my wife, £2 for me being concession and my 12 year old... More 

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Suffolk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is well worth a visit whilst at Wollaton Hall. I used to live near Nottingham so was aware of all the industries that there were, Raleigh cycles, Players cigarettes, Ericsson telephones, Boots the Chemist and Nottingham lace.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting place with fascinating exhibits!!Beautiful collection of engines, bikes , lacemaking machine etc. The staff was brilliant , they explained the kids about how things work and involved them in discovering how the old phone network works. Was a great day it, i highly recommend it

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was my highlight to Wollaton Hall of which this museum is in the out buildings. It was well staffed by volunteers and they were very enthusiastic. The £ 2 entrance fee for my age group is a mere pittance compared to what there is to see . They rely on Donations but deserve to put up the entrance fee.... More 

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Volunteer C, Front Office Manager at Nottingham Industrial Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Barry L, thank you so much for your wonderful review, very much appreciated. I' so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum so much. Please do keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for further changes and events . Again please accept our thanks for your lovely review and I'll pass on your comments... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We went to the industrial museum in the grounds of Wollaton Hall this weekend. It was a little gem of a place. For a nominal £2 entry it was a great little find. From the earliest English motorbikes and push bike to carriages over 200 years old. There were even a couple of fantastic ladies showing how lace was made.... More 

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Volunteer C, Public Relations Manager at Nottingham Industrial Museum, responded to this review

Good evening Kevin On behalf of the volunteers I'd like to say thank you very much for your wonderful review. So pleased to hear you had a great time. I'll pass on your kind comments to the volunteers. Please keep an eye on our website or Facebook page for more upcoming events. Kind regards Jacquelyn Clarke Volunteer Co-Ordinator Nottingham Industrial... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely museum, great level of content. Lots of interesting displays linking local history in to the wider context. Very interesting tour on the history of steam by Roger. Well worth the visit.

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Volunteer C, Front Office Manager at Nottingham Industrial Museum, responded to this review

Good evening to the Griffs. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're really very happy to hear that you had a great time. We have lots of new events coming up in the next few months so keep an eye on either our Facebook page or our website for the details. I will also pass on your kid... More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

If in area always drop in great with the grandkids to run around park and look around museum Will no doubt call again and again

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Jackie186356, Guest Relations Manager at Nottingham Industrial Museum, responded to this review

Good evening jodycav. Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it & I have passed on your comments to the volunteers. We're also really happy to hear that you all had such a good time. If you keep an eye on our website or facebook page there are a lot of events coming up that I'm sure the grandchildren... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

As a retiree brought up in the city and recently returned, I was fascinated. But more impressive my 5 and 8 year old grandchildren did not want to leave. We will be returning as soon as we can.

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Jackie186356, Guest Relations Manager at Nottingham Industrial Museum, responded to this review

Good evening Rob T Many thanks indeed for your wonderful review of Nottingham Industrial Museum, we really appreciate it. Lovely to know that your grandchildren enjoyed themselves so much they didn't want to leave. If you use Facebook, please keep your eyes peeled for details of all the new events happening at the museum such as, monthly colouring competition, Museum... More 

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