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About Us

Our Mission

Nottingham Castle Trust’s mission is to preserve and protect Nottingham Castle, the work its team does and celebrate the castle’s past, present and future.

Our castle is a focal point for civic pride, a world-class cultural destination and the heart of the city’s regenerated Castle Quarter.

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We do this through the castle itself, its characters, its artistic collections, its ancient caves and its connections locally, nationally and around the world.

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We do this for everyone and will work hard to ensure all communities are welcome in our spaces, see themselves in the work we do and have fair access to our programmes.

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Our role is to encourage, explore and agitate curiosity in our audiences, and safeguard the castle’s valuable cultural assets for generations to come.

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Our story

Nottingham Castle Trust is the organisation appointed to run Nottingham Castle. We played a key part in the Nottingham Castle Transformation Project, and during the redevelopment, the Trust focused on research, development and fundraising, ensuring that the castle was transformed to reflect the wealth of its history. The Trust now looks after the operation of the Castle site.

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Support us

The Nottingham Castle Trust is an independent registered charity (reg. charity no. 1177745) protecting and sharing Nottingham’s world-famous heritage with the people of Nottingham and beyond. With your support, we can ensure the castle re-opens in 2021 and remains open and accessible to everyone for generations to come. We especially need your support in this difficult time.

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Volunteers are a huge part of our story, without them we couldn’t function. Find out more about volunteering for us.

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Are you a passionate about heritage, storytelling, art and people? Find out about our latest work roles and opportunities.

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