What’s On

Jul
31
Mon
Passchendaele 100 – Temporary Exhibition at the Museum of the Mercian Regiment @ Nottingham Castle
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm

Passchendaele 100

To commemorate the Centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres, otherwise known as Passchendaele, the Museum of the Mercian Regiment has mounted an exhibition on the part that the Sherwood Foresters played in the battle. On the first day alone, the 1st Battalion received 30 Gallantry Awards for Bravery in the field and then two Foresters would go on to receive the Victoria Cross, the highest level of award for bravery.

“I have just brought the remains of the Battalion out of the curious mixture of undiluted hell and glorious moments that a successful attack combines.” Lt Col Sherbrooke of 1st Battalion after the first day

“The climatic conditions are very bad it has not stopped raining this past three days. The men are simply splendid.” H. MILWARD. Lt.Colonel, Comdg. 17th (S) Bn. SHERWOOD FORESTERS

The exhibition runs from 31st July-10th November and is in the Museum of the Mercian Regiment on the upper ground floor of Nottingham Castle.

Sep
24
Sun
Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being @ Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being
Lucy Suggate

Saturday 23 September 2017 11 – 4pm
Sunday 24 September 2017, 12 – 4pm

A weekend of activities to enhance visitors’ experience of the 19th century picture gallery at Nottingham Castle, using movement to provide a new context for viewing and engaging with the art collection.

FREE, but normal castle entry fees apply, suitable for all.

Please contact Colette.Griffin@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or 0115 876 1433 if you have any inquiries.

Oct
11
Wed
Nottingham Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival @ Nottingham Castle
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm

This hugely popular festival is back! With over 1000 ales and ciders on offer this is an event not to be missed.

Oct
20
Fri
Paranormal Investigation at Brewhouse Yard @ The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 12:30 am

‘Join Haunted Events UK at The Brewhouse Yard Museum, a location never investigated before, be the first to explore the unknown!’

Oct
21
Sat
Robin Hood Pageant 21 and 22 October 2017 @ Nottingham Castle
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Nottingham Castle will again invite the public to experience the medieval world of Robin Hood as the Robin Hood Pageant returns to the City for its 28th year on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October.

In an event that is suitable for the whole family with entertainment to engage all ages, visitors will have the opportunity to join Robin Hood and his Merry Men along with a whole host of colourful characters in this immersive experience guaranteed to transport them back in time to 12th Century Nottingham.

The Castle will be transformed into a medieval village encampment, located just outside the Sheriff of Nottingham’s stronghold of Nottingham Castle, complete with period cooking, traditional crafts, street theatre, music and puppet shows. Have an audience with King Richard I, visit the apothecary for all kinds of cures, and even a barber surgeon for those with a troublesome tooth they might want removed.

Those really wanting to fully embrace the medieval experience will be able to visit market stalls and sample medieval delicacies such as roasted meats and ales.

There will be archery demonstrations with a chance to test your aim. Watch combat demonstrations as well as displays from the falconry team providing entertainment with amazing birds of prey.

The experience climaxes in a spectacular show of jousting knights and horseback sword fighting as Robin faces off against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham – in his bid to steal from the rich to give to the poor.

In a slightly different format to previous years, there will be two shows daily with tickets available for either 11:00 – 13:30 or 14:30 – 17:00. Tickets include full access to the site and to Nottingham Castle as well as the jousting show.

Tickets are available now at the October in Nottingham website: www.octoberinnottingham.co.uk

£12 / Concessions £9
£30 Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Children under 2 years are FREE

Oct
22
Sun
Robin Hood Pageant 21 and 22 October 2017 @ Nottingham Castle
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Nottingham Castle will again invite the public to experience the medieval world of Robin Hood as the Robin Hood Pageant returns to the City for its 28th year on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October.

In an event that is suitable for the whole family with entertainment to engage all ages, visitors will have the opportunity to join Robin Hood and his Merry Men along with a whole host of colourful characters in this immersive experience guaranteed to transport them back in time to 12th Century Nottingham.

The Castle will be transformed into a medieval village encampment, located just outside the Sheriff of Nottingham’s stronghold of Nottingham Castle, complete with period cooking, traditional crafts, street theatre, music and puppet shows. Have an audience with King Richard I, visit the apothecary for all kinds of cures, and even a barber surgeon for those with a troublesome tooth they might want removed.

Those really wanting to fully embrace the medieval experience will be able to visit market stalls and sample medieval delicacies such as roasted meats and ales.

There will be archery demonstrations with a chance to test your aim. Watch combat demonstrations as well as displays from the falconry team providing entertainment with amazing birds of prey.

The experience climaxes in a spectacular show of jousting knights and horseback sword fighting as Robin faces off against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham – in his bid to steal from the rich to give to the poor.

In a slightly different format to previous years, there will be two shows daily with tickets available for either 11:00 – 13:30 or 14:30 – 17:00. Tickets include full access to the site and to Nottingham Castle as well as the jousting show.

Tickets are available now at the October in Nottingham website: www.octoberinnottingham.co.uk

£12 / Concessions £9
£30 Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Children under 2 years are FREE

Oct
23
Mon
Halloween Pumpkin Trail @ Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm

‘Spot the Pumpkins hidden in the Nottingham Castle galleries by the mischievous Wizards! Find them all to claim your prize!’

£1.00 PP / available from the Museum Shop

 

Please note that unless stated normal admission applies to all events and all children must be accompanied by an adult.