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Nottingham Industrial Museum

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham NG8 2AE, England
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Ranked #17 of 66 Attractions in Nottingham
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a fascinating little industrial museum within the grounds of Wollaton Hall with a fully working Beam Engine (which only operates on certain days). There is a small entrance fee but the Hall and Grounds have free entry. Expect the spend about 45 minutes in here, assuming that you take your time with the intresting and informative displays.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I thought I was fairly clued up on much of Nottingham's industrial history until I visited this excellent museum, set in the grounds of Wollaton Hall (Wollaton Park). The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and obviously dedicated (they are volunteers) and the range of exhibits was from a beam engine down to small models of steam engines. Nottingham was at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Went on a 'steam' day, which is probably best if you want to see things working. There is a wealth of artefacts here - including lace-makers machines, printing presses, telephones, vehicles and a collection from a shop that closed! Good value for money.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Brilliant day out, really enjoyed seeing the old lace-making machinery, printing presses, vehicles etc. Star of the show though was all the steam-powered machinery - do check the website for steaming days, it makes all the difference. Friendly, knowledgeable volunteers - and cheap entrance, probably too cheap!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

enjoyed my day out with my daddy however, not for everyone. took my friend they didn't enjoy it, depends who you take really..

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Very interesting to see a wide range of machinery from the past.made all the better by the very enthusiastic volunteers who were more than happy to talk about all the machines on display.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

To be far industrial museums really arent my cup of tea. However this museum as absolutly brilliant. Not just for adults but children too. My son also loves it. We must have visited about 3 times in the last 18 months and we enjoy it every time we go. Getting my son, husband and dad out of the place is... More

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Heanor, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is a great feature of visiting Wollaton hall, and is cheap too. it costs only £2 each and there are offers and discounts as well, or £4 on steam days every Sunday at the end of the month. it is a brilliant museum, full of interesting objects and information. there are interactive things for kids to do as well... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We visited the museum for the first time and we were so impressed by the knowledge, enthusiasm and total commitment from the volunteer staff. We saw lots of machinery and steam engines and learnt about the history of Nottingham. Recommend it and worth going back.

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This museum has some real treasures and the sight and smells when in steam are awesome. The museum is a bit rough around the edges but that just adds to the charm. Friendly and knowledgable staff and a link to Nottingham's industrial past. See if your kids can work out how to use a rotary dial phone !

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