National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum

National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum Now open! A new £5.4m centre focused on the brutal seventeenth century conflicts which tore a nation apart! A museum focused on the brutal 17th century conflicts which tore a nation apart!

Why did brother take on brother and a once-all-powerful monarch loose his head to the axe man? Discover interactive sieges, lift a full-sized musket, become a cavalier or roundhead! Which side will you choose?

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Tomorrow is Museum Shop Sunday but as we're not open then, today is the perfect time to explore the fabulous goodies we ...
27/11/2021

Tomorrow is Museum Shop Sunday but as we're not open then, today is the perfect time to explore the fabulous goodies we have on sale from books to t-shirts, chopping boards, replicas, toys and more! Everything you need to fill your stocking and treat your loved ones this Christmas! And you can enjoy a fabulous visit to the museum and delicious treats from our on-site Café Nineteen20 too!

If you're doing your Christmas shopping in Newark, why not stop and discover something incredible here at the National C...
25/11/2021

If you're doing your Christmas shopping in Newark, why not stop and discover something incredible here at the National Civil War Centre. With fascinating objects and interactives like this stunning bible box, you can learn what life was like for our ancestors living through this chaotic time and even uncover the history of our own town in our 2 Newark Museum galleries. Come along from Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm or book in advance at www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/visit

If you're doing your Christmas shopping in Newark, why not stop and discover something incredible here at the National Civil War Centre. With fascinating objects and interactives like this stunning bible box, you can learn what life was like for our ancestors living through this chaotic time and even uncover the history of our own town in our 2 Newark Museum galleries. Come along from Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm or book in advance at www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/visit

There is so much going on today, come along to upcycle your old clothes with The Restorians or use some kindly donated b...
20/11/2021

There is so much going on today, come along to upcycle your old clothes with The Restorians or use some kindly donated by White Rose Newark and the Beaumond House Hospice Care shop! You can learn to mend and darn them and even paint on them with teenage artist Merla Greany! Plus there are fantastic talks, workshops and portrait photos from photographer Andy Houghton! All for free!!! Don't miss out!

Remember, you can join Sara Read and Catie Gill for a fascinating talk on John Evelyn, the 17th century's answer to Mont...
20/11/2021

Remember, you can join Sara Read and Catie Gill for a fascinating talk on John Evelyn, the 17th century's answer to Monty Don, today at 12.15-1pm. Hear all about the techniques of an avid 1600s gardener and talk 'salads' and more. Find the Zoom link here: http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events/being-human-festival-creativity-from-chaos.php

Remember, you can join Sara Read and Catie Gill for a fascinating talk on John Evelyn, the 17th century's answer to Monty Don, today at 12.15-1pm. Hear all about the techniques of an avid 1600s gardener and talk 'salads' and more. Find the Zoom link here: http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events/being-human-festival-creativity-from-chaos.php

Today's the day! Come along for FREE from 10am to 4pm to enjoy a fantastic range of activities! Bring along some favouri...
20/11/2021

Today's the day! Come along for FREE from 10am to 4pm to enjoy a fantastic range of activities! Bring along some favourite old clothes to upcycle with our Restorians, attend fascinating talks, learn how to make a reusable sanitary pad, get some writing tips from the brilliant Adam Nightingale, have a portrait photograph taken for free, make some pickled veg and more! Find all the details at http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events/being-human-festival-creativity-from-chaos.php

Today's the day! Come along for FREE from 10am to 4pm to enjoy a fantastic range of activities! Bring along some favourite old clothes to upcycle with our Restorians, attend fascinating talks, learn how to make a reusable sanitary pad, get some writing tips from the brilliant Adam Nightingale, have a portrait photograph taken for free, make some pickled veg and more! Find all the details at http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events/being-human-festival-creativity-from-chaos.php

As well as all the other fantastic events taking place here for the Being Human Festival tomorrow (including FREE admiss...
19/11/2021

As well as all the other fantastic events taking place here for the Being Human Festival tomorrow (including FREE admission), you can also have a free photo portrait from photographer Andy Houghton as part of his Pop-Up Portrait Project! Find out more at https://bit.ly/3cpYq6o

As well as all the other fantastic events taking place here for the Being Human Festival tomorrow (including FREE admission), you can also have a free photo portrait from photographer Andy Houghton as part of his Pop-Up Portrait Project! Find out more at https://bit.ly/3cpYq6o

We are thrilled to announce that we have received further funding thanks to the Government’s #CultureRecoveryFund! This ...
19/11/2021

We are thrilled to announce that we have received further funding thanks to the Government’s #CultureRecoveryFund! This will enable our teams to continue their fantastic work developing new ways for more people to enjoy and experience our fascinating collections. We’re looking forward to continuing to be #HereForCulture through the new year.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received further funding thanks to the Government’s #CultureRecoveryFund! This will enable our teams to continue their fantastic work developing new ways for more people to enjoy and experience our fascinating collections. We’re looking forward to continuing to be #HereForCulture through the new year.

The Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos event this Saturday sees the launch of a very exciting new project from ...
18/11/2021

The Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos event this Saturday sees the launch of a very exciting new project from our Learning Team: The Restorians!

The Restorians are passionate about mending old and preloved belongings instead of buying new, and will be showing you visible mending techniques and ways to upcycle at sessions from 10am to 12pm and 1.30 to 4pm. Bring along a favourite garment to mend or be inspired by the samples in our workshop. Learn slow stitching, fast fixes and Christmassy embellishments. You can even paint or patch a new to you t-shirt.

Find out more at https://bit.ly/3x01uiR

Saturday's Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos event will be full of fascinating talks! From the scientific and ...
17/11/2021

Saturday's Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos event will be full of fascinating talks! From the scientific and artistic progress of the restoration to a look at Caryl Churchill's Civil War play as well as 17th century embroidery, gardening, food and childbirth. Plus it's all free, including museum admission! Find out more:
http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events/being-human-festival-creativity-from-chaos.php

Saturday's Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos event will be full of fascinating talks! From the scientific and artistic progress of the restoration to a look at Caryl Churchill's Civil War play as well as 17th century embroidery, gardening, food and childbirth. Plus it's all free, including museum admission! Find out more:
http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events/being-human-festival-creativity-from-chaos.php

One of the wonderful events at this Saturday's Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos will be writing workshops wit...
16/11/2021

One of the wonderful events at this Saturday's Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos will be writing workshops with the brilliant Adam Nightingale.

The 17th Century was a great era for wild and imaginative fiction, from the angels and demons of Milton’s Paradise Lost to the fish-men, fly-men, worm-men and men-spiders of Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World (arguably England’s first ever science fiction novel). Taking inspiration from their example, writer and performer Adam Nightingale will look at creative ways in which we can generate our own fantastic stories filed with strange and unusual creatures.

A morning session from 11.15am to midday will be aimed at children and young people aged 12+ (who are welcome to bring an adult), while the afternoon session 1.15 to 2pm is for adults.

All events including museum admission are FREE for the day! See you there! https://bit.ly/3ovP8v7

One of the wonderful events at this Saturday's Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos will be writing workshops with the brilliant Adam Nightingale.

The 17th Century was a great era for wild and imaginative fiction, from the angels and demons of Milton’s Paradise Lost to the fish-men, fly-men, worm-men and men-spiders of Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World (arguably England’s first ever science fiction novel). Taking inspiration from their example, writer and performer Adam Nightingale will look at creative ways in which we can generate our own fantastic stories filed with strange and unusual creatures.

A morning session from 11.15am to midday will be aimed at children and young people aged 12+ (who are welcome to bring an adult), while the afternoon session 1.15 to 2pm is for adults.

All events including museum admission are FREE for the day! See you there! https://bit.ly/3ovP8v7

Throughout this week, we'll be highlighting some of the fantastic activities you can get involved in if you come along t...
15/11/2021

Throughout this week, we'll be highlighting some of the fantastic activities you can get involved in if you come along to our Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos event this Saturday! We're also excited to announce that all of the activities as well as admission to the museum will be completely FREE all day! You can now find the full schedule for the Being Human Festival on our website at https://bit.ly/3kCH9LD See you there!

Throughout this week, we'll be highlighting some of the fantastic activities you can get involved in if you come along to our Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos event this Saturday! We're also excited to announce that all of the activities as well as admission to the museum will be completely FREE all day! You can now find the full schedule for the Being Human Festival on our website at https://bit.ly/3kCH9LD See you there!

If you're coming to the Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos next Saturday, you're in for an extra sweet treat!
14/11/2021

If you're coming to the Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos next Saturday, you're in for an extra sweet treat!

On Saturday 20th November, our neighbours at the National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum will be taking part in the Being Human Festival of the Humanities. And we're joining in! We'll be offering a special treat for Café Nineteen20 visitors on the day with a specially themed mini afternoon tea/trio of desserts. Comprising 2 small cakes, a freshly baked mini scone with cream and jam and a pot of tea or americano, it will be available on the day during our new opening hours of 10am for 4pm for just £6. See you there!

Have you visited us recently and seen the stunning cannon on display outside our Tudor Hall entrance? Known as Mini Winn...
13/11/2021

Have you visited us recently and seen the stunning cannon on display outside our Tudor Hall entrance? Known as Mini Winnie or Lady Mary, she was kindly purchased for us by the Friends of National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum from the Marquess of Winchester’s Regiment. Made by apprentices at Cammell Laird Shipyard on Tyneside, Mini Winnie is a reproduction of a bronze cannon now at Boston Guildhall, Lincolnshire. The original was made in 1638 by John Brown at his foundry in Kent. This type of cannon, a minion extraordinaire, normally fired shot of 3¾ pounds and could reach a maximum range of 2033 yards using 3 pounds of gunpowder!

Her barrel is just out for conservation at the moment but you'll be able to see her again after 6 weeks or so!

Have you visited us recently and seen the stunning cannon on display outside our Tudor Hall entrance? Known as Mini Winnie or Lady Mary, she was kindly purchased for us by the Friends of National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum from the Marquess of Winchester’s Regiment. Made by apprentices at Cammell Laird Shipyard on Tyneside, Mini Winnie is a reproduction of a bronze cannon now at Boston Guildhall, Lincolnshire. The original was made in 1638 by John Brown at his foundry in Kent. This type of cannon, a minion extraordinaire, normally fired shot of 3¾ pounds and could reach a maximum range of 2033 yards using 3 pounds of gunpowder!

Her barrel is just out for conservation at the moment but you'll be able to see her again after 6 weeks or so!

We've extended our opening hours and are now ready to welcome you from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday! This gives yo...
10/11/2021

We've extended our opening hours and are now ready to welcome you from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday! This gives you more time to enjoy our fascinating exhibitions, fun interactives, stunning cinema, much-loved dressing-up area and more. You can still book your visit in advance or just come along on the day to discover this fantastic experience and learn more about an incredible time in our history as well as the amazing story of Newark. Find out more at www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/visit

We've extended our opening hours and are now ready to welcome you from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday! This gives you more time to enjoy our fascinating exhibitions, fun interactives, stunning cinema, much-loved dressing-up area and more. You can still book your visit in advance or just come along on the day to discover this fantastic experience and learn more about an incredible time in our history as well as the amazing story of Newark. Find out more at www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/visit

Our Finds Liaison Day is today! Between 10am and 3pm, bring along your mystery objects to be identified and recorded by ...
06/11/2021

Our Finds Liaison Day is today! Between 10am and 3pm, bring along your mystery objects to be identified and recorded by Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) Meghan King. You can also handle some amazing Civil War finds from our collection as well as more ancient discoveries brought by Meghan. Find out more at https://bit.ly/3CSdxkC

Our Finds Liaison Day is today! Between 10am and 3pm, bring along your mystery objects to be identified and recorded by Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) Meghan King. You can also handle some amazing Civil War finds from our collection as well as more ancient discoveries brought by Meghan. Find out more at https://bit.ly/3CSdxkC

Starting your Christmas shopping early this weekend? If you're in Newark, why not come and see us in between? Take inspi...
05/11/2021

Starting your Christmas shopping early this weekend? If you're in Newark, why not come and see us in between? Take inspiration from our stunning Creativity gallery, load up on fascinating facts about the local area to wow festive visitors with and browse our own fabulous gifts on offer in our shop!

Starting your Christmas shopping early this weekend? If you're in Newark, why not come and see us in between? Take inspiration from our stunning Creativity gallery, load up on fascinating facts about the local area to wow festive visitors with and browse our own fabulous gifts on offer in our shop!

This Saturday, bring along your garden and metal detecting finds and we'll help to tell their stories! At our Finds Liai...
02/11/2021

This Saturday, bring along your garden and metal detecting finds and we'll help to tell their stories! At our Finds Liaison Day, running from 10am to 3pm, anyone who has uncovered an object which they’d like to find out more about is invited to come along to seek answers from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) Meghan King. She'll be on hand to record finds from metal detectorists and attempt to identify objects that have been found in gardens or while walking in fields. Plus there'll be some fascinating objects on display from our own collection for visitors to handle.

This Saturday, bring along your garden and metal detecting finds and we'll help to tell their stories! At our Finds Liaison Day, running from 10am to 3pm, anyone who has uncovered an object which they’d like to find out more about is invited to come along to seek answers from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) Meghan King. She'll be on hand to record finds from metal detectorists and attempt to identify objects that have been found in gardens or while walking in fields. Plus there'll be some fascinating objects on display from our own collection for visitors to handle.

It's your last chance today to come and enjoy our Devilish Disguises craft activities and make yourself look as fabulous...
30/10/2021

It's your last chance today to come and enjoy our Devilish Disguises craft activities and make yourself look as fabulous as Alfie! It's also the last day of our offer to get in for FREE if you're in fancy dress! Plus, with fun family performances taking place at Newark Castle, why not make a day of it in Newark. Find out more at nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events

It's your last chance today to come and enjoy our Devilish Disguises craft activities and make yourself look as fabulous as Alfie! It's also the last day of our offer to get in for FREE if you're in fancy dress! Plus, with fun family performances taking place at Newark Castle, why not make a day of it in Newark. Find out more at nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events

There are just a few days until Halloween! Not got your costume yet? Why not come along and make one! At our Devilish Di...
28/10/2021

There are just a few days until Halloween! Not got your costume yet? Why not come along and make one! At our Devilish Disguises craft activities, you can make a 17th century hat, beard and collar to look just like a Civil War cavalier! Plus you can try on our amazing replica outfits in the dressing up area and explore all that the museum has to offer! Find out more at nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events

There are just a few days until Halloween! Not got your costume yet? Why not come along and make one! At our Devilish Disguises craft activities, you can make a 17th century hat, beard and collar to look just like a Civil War cavalier! Plus you can try on our amazing replica outfits in the dressing up area and explore all that the museum has to offer! Find out more at nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events

This spectacularly spooky event is happening at Newark Castle this Saturday! Why not combine a visit with a trip here to...
27/10/2021

This spectacularly spooky event is happening at Newark Castle this Saturday! Why not combine a visit with a trip here to enjoy our Devilish Disguises craft activities, fun interactives and fascinating galleries? You can book admission in advance at nationalcivilwarcentre.com/visit

There are just a few days until we're joined by a VIP (very important poltergeist!) at Dead Monk Talking: The Death of Bad King John! Join us on Saturday for fun family-friendly performances in the spooky atmosphere of the Undercroft as the ghost of the monk who tried to save King John's life tells us all about that fateful night! Then go up the tower to see where it all happened for yourself! Find out more at https://bit.ly/3GrxEbd

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National Civil War Centre, 14 Appletongate, Newark, Notts. NG241JY Tel: (01636) 655777 Email: [email protected]

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Thursday 10am - 4pm
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Tomorrow is Museum Shop Sunday but as we're not open then, today is the perfect time to explore the fabulous goodies we have on sale from books to t-shirts, chopping boards, replicas, toys and more! Everything you need to fill your stocking and treat your loved ones this Christmas! And you can enjoy a fabulous visit to the museum and delicious treats from our on-site Café Nineteen20 too!
If you're doing your Christmas shopping in Newark, why not stop and discover something incredible here at the National Civil War Centre. With fascinating objects and interactives like this stunning bible box, you can learn what life was like for our ancestors living through this chaotic time and even uncover the history of our own town in our 2 Newark Museum galleries. Come along from Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm or book in advance at www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/visit
There is so much going on today, come along to upcycle your old clothes with The Restorians or use some kindly donated by White Rose Newark and the Beaumond House Hospice Care shop! You can learn to mend and darn them and even paint on them with teenage artist Merla Greany! Plus there are fantastic talks, workshops and portrait photos from photographer Andy Houghton! All for free!!! Don't miss out!
Remember, you can join Sara Read and Catie Gill for a fascinating talk on John Evelyn, the 17th century's answer to Monty Don, today at 12.15-1pm. Hear all about the techniques of an avid 1600s gardener and talk 'salads' and more. Find the Zoom link here: http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events/being-human-festival-creativity-from-chaos.php
Today's the day! Come along for FREE from 10am to 4pm to enjoy a fantastic range of activities! Bring along some favourite old clothes to upcycle with our Restorians, attend fascinating talks, learn how to make a reusable sanitary pad, get some writing tips from the brilliant Adam Nightingale, have a portrait photograph taken for free, make some pickled veg and more! Find all the details at http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events/being-human-festival-creativity-from-chaos.php
As well as all the other fantastic events taking place here for the Being Human Festival tomorrow (including FREE admission), you can also have a free photo portrait from photographer Andy Houghton as part of his Pop-Up Portrait Project! Find out more at https://bit.ly/3cpYq6o
We are thrilled to announce that we have received further funding thanks to the Government’s #CultureRecoveryFund! This will enable our teams to continue their fantastic work developing new ways for more people to enjoy and experience our fascinating collections. We’re looking forward to continuing to be #HereForCulture through the new year.
The Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos event this Saturday sees the launch of a very exciting new project from our Learning Team: The Restorians! The Restorians are passionate about mending old and preloved belongings instead of buying new, and will be showing you visible mending techniques and ways to upcycle at sessions from 10am to 12pm and 1.30 to 4pm. Bring along a favourite garment to mend or be inspired by the samples in our workshop. Learn slow stitching, fast fixes and Christmassy embellishments. You can even paint or patch a new to you t-shirt. Find out more at https://bit.ly/3x01uiR
Saturday's Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos event will be full of fascinating talks! From the scientific and artistic progress of the restoration to a look at Caryl Churchill's Civil War play as well as 17th century embroidery, gardening, food and childbirth. Plus it's all free, including museum admission! Find out more: http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/seedo/events/being-human-festival-creativity-from-chaos.php
One of the wonderful events at this Saturday's Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos will be writing workshops with the brilliant Adam Nightingale. The 17th Century was a great era for wild and imaginative fiction, from the angels and demons of Milton’s Paradise Lost to the fish-men, fly-men, worm-men and men-spiders of Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World (arguably England’s first ever science fiction novel). Taking inspiration from their example, writer and performer Adam Nightingale will look at creative ways in which we can generate our own fantastic stories filed with strange and unusual creatures. A morning session from 11.15am to midday will be aimed at children and young people aged 12+ (who are welcome to bring an adult), while the afternoon session 1.15 to 2pm is for adults. All events including museum admission are FREE for the day! See you there! https://bit.ly/3ovP8v7
Throughout this week, we'll be highlighting some of the fantastic activities you can get involved in if you come along to our Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos event this Saturday! We're also excited to announce that all of the activities as well as admission to the museum will be completely FREE all day! You can now find the full schedule for the Being Human Festival on our website at https://bit.ly/3kCH9LD See you there!
If you're coming to the Being Human Festival: Creativity From Chaos next Saturday, you're in for an extra sweet treat!