Transforming Nottingham Castle into a world-class heritage destination

The story so far...

A total of £29.4 million is being invested to redevelop the Nottingham Castle site, including the Ducal Palace and Grounds and the sprawling cave systems hidden within the Castle Rock.

The site is now closed for work to start and is expected to re-open in 2020.

The plans for this transformation are both ambitious and sympathetic. One thousand years of history lie ready to be discovered on a site rich in archaeology and human interest. A beacon of power, protest and rebellion throughout the centuries, Nottingham Castle will be revitalised to reflect the wealth of its history, the depth of its collections and the lives of the people of Nottingham.

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Project Vision

Animation courtesy of Casson Mann.

What’s happening now?

We are soon to start the construction phase of the project. Technical designs are complete and enabling works are underway. Watch this space for construction updates!

Archaeology

Did you know that Nottingham Castle is a Scheduled Monument? This means that the archaeological remains on site (of which there are many) are of national importance.

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Construction

With new-build elements, sympathetic extensions, restoration and conservation work, our capital build programme is truly unique.

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Galleries

Brand new galleries and exciting visitor experiences will reveal the diverse history of the Castle in a compelling and engaging way

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A spectacular Medieval Castle once stood on this very spot and many of its features still stand.

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Robin Hood

Experience the legend of Robin Hood

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Rebellion

Step back in time to experience three of Nottingham’s most rebellious and bloody episodes.

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The Power of Art and Making

Be inspired by Nottingham’s creative past

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Latest Updates

Nottingham Castle project announces £13.9m National Lottery investment

Nottingham City Council is pleased to announce today that it has received a grant of £13.9m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards the Nottingham Castle Transformation Project.

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Nottingham Castle purchases Luddite Sword at Auction

Nottingham City Council’s Museums and Galleries Service has successfully secured an important artefact from the history of Nottingham after a bid at auction was accepted today.

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Free entry to Nottingham Castle for last look before transformation

People will get a chance to visit Nottingham Castle one last time for free before its gates close ahead of its £30m transformation.

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