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Our community

Nottingham Castle is much more than an iconic landmark and historical site. It’s a living, breathing museum, which charts and protects Nottingham’s rich social and creative history.

Without our diverse communities, we wouldn’t have the incredible stories and collections that we are privileged to safeguard and share with the world.

We are committed to working closely with people from all backgrounds – in Nottingham and beyond – as we add to the ever-evolving history of the Castle. We’re also keen to remove the barriers that some people may face when it comes to visiting heritage sites like Nottingham Castle. So that we can share this special place with Nottingham communities, we’re running a pay what you can afford scheme. Please contact us at for more information.

The international outcry and protests in response to the murder of George Floyd, and the responding Black Lives Matter movement, demonstrate how we all have a part to play in combatting racism, social injustice and discrimination of all forms.

As a registered museum charting social history, we believe that we have a responsibility to educate, challenge and shine a spotlight on the importance of justice for all. In our thoughts, words and actions, we stand with those working tirelessly to dismantle systems of oppression.

We aim to inspire a sense of belonging so that everyone feels as though the Castle reflects their stories. Positively impacting the lives of people from our communities is central to our work. We are committed to building long-term relationships and working together to make positive progress.

We also recognise the importance of representing and reflecting the diversity of Nottingham and its communities in our workforce and in the work we do. We see it as our duty to amplify the many varied voices of Nottingham’s communities and provide opportunities for expression. We aim to support all neighbourhoods across the city.

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Youth Group

We will be launching a new in-house youth group here at Nottingham Castle. Young people (aged 11-16) will be invited to join us to learn, create and make new friends while accessing and interacting with our world-class galleries and projects. The group will meet every fortnight and will work together to learn new skills and gain confidence through workshops, group projects and talks from professionals and experts. The group will also play a key role in informing how the museum works.

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Volunteering offers a chance to get involved with the Castle and its incredible history and stories. We believe that a diverse volunteer group helps to spread our messages further and impact more lives, and we welcome and encourage everyone to apply.

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If you would like to find out more about our community
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