Nottingham Castle Open Day
SOLD OUT: Nottingham Castle Open Day
Sunday 19 September 2021, 10am – 5pm
We’re delighted to be hosting our first free open day since the long-anticipated completion of the Nottingham Castle Project.
We’ll be hosting a range of exciting activities based on the legend of Robin Hood and Nottingham’s rebellious past. Check the events programme below to see what’s happening throughout the day.
On the day
Family friendly trails (suitable for ages 5+)
Oh no! Our rebels have gone into hiding after being spotted by the scary Sheriff. They’ve also lost their trusty tools! Can you help us find them? Be sure to search high and low, far and wide, inside and outside the Ducal Palace and its grounds…
Trails are free and available from the Visitor Centre on arrival. Alternatively, you can download the trail here. Please bring a pen or pencil with you so that you can complete the trail.
Make your own quivers. Craft activities at the bandstand
Before your little ones head over to Hood’s Hideout adventure playground, it’s important they look the part! Head over to the bandstand any time between 10am – 5pm and help make a quiver for all your archery needs. The Sheriff of Nottingham will be quaking in his boots!
Craft activities in the Art Gallery
Head up to the Ducal Palace and explore Nottingham’s creative past in our Creative Galleries. Our friendly team of Explainers will be hosting drawing, colouring and craft activities in the Art Gallery, so there’ll be lots to see and do for all ages.
Explore the Ducal Palace and historic Castle Grounds
Explore impressive collections in the Ducal Palace, including world-class examples of Nottingham alabaster, salt-glazed stoneware and world-famous lace. Journey through the extraordinary world of Paul Smith in temporary exhibition, “Hello, My Name is Paul Smith” and discover Nottingham’s tumultuous past in the Rebellion Gallery.
Keen to discover more about the original Castle? Head out into the grounds and explore the original stone curtain wall and the viewing panels that make up our brilliant Explore trail, which tell the story of medieval Nottingham.
Please note, advanced booking is essential. We will not be able to welcome visitors on the day who haven’t pre-booked a ticket. Free entry to the Ducal Palace and grounds only. Robin Hood Adventures and Caves Tours will not be free as part of the open day.
All spaces for this event have been filled.