Attractions in Nottingham
Nottingham proudly hosts a fantastic range of cultural, entertainment and sporting venues for visitors to enjoy.
Visitors to Nottingham can learn about one of Britain's most famous poets at Newstead Abbey Historic House & Gardens, see how flour is made at Green's Windmill, bring the past to life in The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard, experience the city's best know landmark; Nottingham Castle, or get to grips with natural history Wollaton Hall and Deer Park. For those interested in the history of crime and punishment in the UK and Nottingham a trip to the Galleries of Justice is a must.
If visual art is your thing why not visit the Djanogly Gallery Lakeside Arts Centre in the picturesque Highfields park, or the New Art Exchange in Hyson Green, which shows some of the best black and Asian arts in the country? Nottingham Castle also hosts an exciting programme of classical and contemporary gallery shows alongside its museum displays. All of these venues host regularly changing exhibitions programmes. Or visit Nottingham Contemporary, one of the largest contemporary art centres in UK.
Nottingham has two acclaimed theatre venues: Nottingham Playhouse and the Theatre Royal. In addition to this the Lakeside Arts Centre also presents a vibrant small-scale theatre programme. For cinema lovers we offer the Cornerhouse CineWorld plus the nationally recognised independent cinema Broadway, and further down this same street, the worlds smallest cinema with just 21 seats - the Screen Room.
There's something for everyone amid Nottingham's eclectic music scene. Classical concerts take place regularly at the Royal Concert Hall and Lakeside Arts Centre, while A list pop and rock acts grace the Trent FM Arena throughout the year. If your tastes are more alternative check out the listings at Rock City and the Rescue Rooms, or if you prefer a DJ to a live band why not visit our very own superclub Gatecrasher Loves Nottingham.
If you enjoy watching or participating in Sport Nottingham has a lot to offer. Go ice skating at the National Ice Centre, see a top level Tennis tournament at the City of Nottingham Tennis Centre, or watch International test cricket at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground near the banks of the River Trent. Football fans can enjoy matches at the City Ground, home of Nottingham Forest FC: or Meadow Lane, where Notts County FC play.
Visitors to Nottingham can always find time to relax in one of our destination parks.In the summer you can hire a rowing boat in Highfields, or enjoy live music at one of the many festivals taking place in the Arboretum - the closest park to the city centre. Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Park and Newstead Abbey also have extensive grounds, with the gardens at the Castle and Newstead hosting open air theatre from June-July.