Museums in Nottingham

Explore 23 fascinating museums in Nottingham, each offering a unique glimpse into history and culture.

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum: a study of Britain at war.… more

Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace

Is Eltham Palace one of England’s most haunted places?… more

Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum: one man's legacy in London born from the love of two sisters.… more

Museum of London Docklands

Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands: shedding light on the former execution capital of Europe.… more

Foundling Museum

Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum commemorates the Foundling Hospital, which is thought to be the world's first incorporated charity and an inspiration for Dickens' Oliver Twist.… more

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum is the former home of one of England's greatest architects.… more

Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College has had many uses; it was a hospital, a college, the birthplace of a king, and the memorial of a Lord. Today it is but one thing; a place of “outstanding universal value”.… more

Kew Palace

Kew Palace

Kew Palace is a regal jewel nestled within the natural beauty of Kew Gardens in the leafy borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, London.… more

Sambourne House

Sambourne House

A perfectly preserved Victorian cartoonist’s domestic and artistic domicile, located in Stafford Terrace, Kensington.… more

Viktor Wynd Museum

Viktor Wynd Museum

The Viktor Wynd Museum: where else can you find old master etchings alongside celebrity faeces; Happy Meal toys next to shrunken heads.… more

Bedlam Asylum

Bedlam Asylum

Over eight centuries old, Bethlem Royal Hospital (aka Bedlam Asylum) offers a harrowing look into England's past mistreatment of the mentally ill.… more

The Tenement House

The Tenement House

Frozen in time: The Tenement House in Glasgow is a rare time capsule depicting daily life in 20th century Glasgow.… more

Handel and Hendrix in London

Handel and Hendrix in London

Handel and Hendrix were born over two hundred years and one thousand miles apart, but, despite this, they had a lot in common. For one , they were neighbours. For another, they both played pivotal roles in the history of Bristish music.… more

Mummers Museum

Mummers Museum

The Mummers Museum is the only museum in the world which celebrates a tradition older than Philadelphia itself.… more

Winchester Palace

Winchester Palace

Winchester Palace was one of the largest and most important buildings in Mediaeval London. Now it lies in ruins.… more

Museum of Curiosities

Museum of Curiosities

The Museum of Curiosities helps satisfy your curiosities about a range of things from human skulls to haunted dolls.… more

Twinings Tea Shop

Twinings Tea Shop

Before there was Starbucks, before there was Coca Cola, before there was even the USA, there was the Twinings tea shop.… more

The Portico Library

The Portico Library

The Portico Library is one of Manchester’s longest-running institutions.… more

Hellenic Museum

Hellenic Museum

The Hellenic Museum in Melbourne is the only museum in Australia solely dedicated to Greek art, history, and culture.… more

Nichols House Museum

Nichols House Museum

The Nichols House Museum is housed in an 1804 Bulfinch townhouse, one of the earliest of its kind on Beacon Hill.… more

Three Mills Island

Three Mills Island

A site of mills since Doomsday (the book, not the end of time), Three Mills Island is part of the oldest recorded example of a tidal mill system, and over the years its mills have ground it all, from flour to gunpowder to grain for gin.… more

Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard

Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard

Visit the caves of Nottingham at the Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard.… more

William Blake's House

William Blake's House

'I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's.' In this house lived William Blake: poet, visionary, rebel, genius.… more