What's On
in Nottinghamshire's Museums and Galleries

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Museum and Gallery News
Open Call: Residency in Gallery Zero
26 Feb 2020, closes midnight

Nottingham Contemporary

Gallery Zero is offering the opportunity for an individual, group or collective to inhabit the space for a 6-month residency.

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Creswell Crags Welcomes New Patron
Creswell Crags

 Well-known TV personality and academic, Professor Roberts, “delighted” to become Patron of the site, known for its prehistoric caves and Ice Age art.

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144003 coming to Ruddington
Great Central Railway, Nottingham

GCR(N) are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with Porterbrook for Class 144 DMU Railcar 144003 to become preserved for Heritage Operation from our Ruddington base once released from mainline duties.

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Volunteers Required!
Green's Windmill

Want to volunteer in a unique and inspiring setting? Join our team at Green’s Windmill!

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Museum and Gallery Diary
EXAGGERATE EVERYTHING

Backlit

Till 15 Feb

EXAGGERATE EVERYTHING is a collaboration between BACKLIT Gallery and Manchester based artist initiative, Broken Grey Wires, led by Lizz Brady.

The exhibition will present works by artists sharing their different personal experiences of mental health and wellbeing, with the aim of opening up difficult conversations around these subjects.

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Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour

Lakes Side Arts

Till Sun 23 Feb

Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) is much loved for his landscapes featuring swathes of bright colour.

This exhibition considers the full scope of the artist’s career spanning a remarkable six decades.

Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour

Shaun and Guy chat about the exhibition


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Steam Sunday

Nottingham Industrial Museum

Sunday, 23 February 2020

See our mighty, 4-storey Beam Engine in steam, along with lots of other steam and diesel engines. Our friendly and enthusiastic volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, give guided tours and explain the amazing objects in our Steam Hall.

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Encroachments

New Art Exchange

Till 15 March 2020

Shezad Dawood works across disciplines to deconstruct systems of image, language, site and narrative. In this new exhibition Encroachments, Dawood takes a pragmatic and oblique look at the relations between Pakistan and the US since partition in 1947 through a Virtual Reality (VR) environment, contained within an installation comprising neon, wallpaper, sculpture and print.

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Festival of Science & Curiosity 2020

Various venues, Nottingham

Wednesday 12 - Wednesday 19 February 2020

A week long festival which takes Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths out of the lab and into our everyday lives. The festival is about inviting the people of Nottingham to share not only what they know, but also what they would like to know; it’s about celebrating curiosity, asking questions and taking a leading role in finding out the answers.

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The Northampton Cobbler

Framework Knitters' Museum

21 February 2020

The Friends of Ruddington Framework Knitters Museum present: ‘The Northampton Cobbler – how the son of a framework knitter changed an empire’

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Couch to Madrid Marathon in 100 days!

 Guy is taking on the his biggest running challenge yet to raise funds for Hothouse Theatre projects.

Having spent months building a physique that Jabba the Hutt would have been proud of (Star Wars reference in case you didn’t know), during an extend winter solstice celebration, Guy finally crawled off his potato couch and got into training ... with only 100 days to go ... for the Madrid Marathon!!

It's going to be hilly! It's going to be hot!! It’s going to hurt!!!

And that is just the training!

Don’t let all that pain be in vain ...

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Museum and Gallery Links
Nottingham Industrial Museum

Come and learn all about Nottinghamshire’s industrial heritage at Nottingham Industrial Museum. Our fascinating collection explores our rich industrial history from Tudor mines to the world’s first video recorder.

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Framework Knitter's Museum

The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington is a unique surviving example of a 19th century framework knitters’ yard. Our site has been lovingly restored as a living history museum. You’ll discover how framework knitters and their families lived and worked here in Victorian times – the sights, the sounds and even the smells!

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National Justice Museum

At the National Justice Museum we inspire people of all ages to become active citizens. We do this through fun and engaging activities, exhibitions and educational programmes relating to law and justice.

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Green's Windmill

Greens Windmill – named after George Green a brilliant mathematician and physicist who also lived and worked in the windmill – is free to enter and gives you the rare chance to see just how these beautiful machines go about their business.

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Nottingham Contemporary

We've been described as “the most inspiring gallery in the UK” (Guardian). We’re here to offer international art, for everyone, for free.

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New Art Exchange

New Art Exchange (NAE) is a contemporary arts space in Nottingham that celebrates the region's cultural richness and diversity. It is the largest gallery in the UK dedicated to culturally diverse contemporary visual arts.

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Great Central Railway, Nottingham

Formerly known as Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, The Great Central Railway - Nottingham now offers almost 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire.

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BACKLIT

An artist-driven contemporary gallery and studios in Nottingham hosting an annual programme of events and exhibitions.

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Lake Side Arts

Nottingham Lakeside Arts was established by The University of Nottingham in September 2001, when the Pavilion housing the newly built Djanogly Theatre first opened, adding to the University’s pre-existing arts buildings of the Djanogly Gallery and Djanogly Recital Hall. NLA’s ongoing development is entirely due to The University’s continued financial support for the core programme, as well as its support of Knowledge Transfer initiatives, through collaborations and partnerships with UoN students, academics and staff.

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City of Caves
The rumours have it that Nottingham is wriggled with caves. Deep cellars with bricked up access to passages that link, maze like, via dark, dank corridors, to every property over 150 years and even provided a secret escape route for the Duke of Wherever to get from the Castle to his plie at Wollaton Hall every time the local population saw fit to do a bit of roiting.

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Newark Air Museum
The air museum is located on part of the former World War Two airfield of RAF Winthorpe, close to the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire border. Aviation heritage has been at the centre of our historical site for more than forty five years. Our aircraft, helicopters, aeroplanes, aero engines and aviation exhibits are sited partly on leased land next to the Newark Showground and land that we own

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Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum

Since opening in 1926, Wollaton Hall has been home to the city's Natural History Museum. With a collection of 750,000 objects, ranging from fossils, minerals, plants and eggs to invertebrates, vertebrates, shells (molluscs) and taxidermy, as well as 'spirit' preserved animals and rare specimens from across the globe, Wollaton Hall is the largest dedicated Natural History museum in the county.
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Creswell Craggs

Walk in the footsteps of the Ice Age hunter and enter a world of fire and flint. Discover a legacy etched in stone with cave art 10,000 years older than the pyramids. Explore life on the edge of the Ice Age world.

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