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Nottingham Industrial Museum

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Address: Wollaton Hall | Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2AE, England
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+44 115 915 3936
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Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Nottingham Industrial Museum is located in the 17th century stables block...

Nottingham Industrial Museum is located in the 17th century stables block of Wollaton Hall, on the western edge of Nottingham. The museum is run entirely by volunteers, and is open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. The museum contains a unique collection of working steam and diesel engines as well as examples of textile and transport technologies and exhibits reflecting local industries such as mining, railways, bicycles, motorcycles, lace, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, tobacco and printing. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Lovely museum, great level of content. Lots of interesting displays linking local history in to the wider context. Very interesting tour on the history of steam by Roger. Well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely museum, great level of content. Lots of interesting displays linking local history in to the wider context. Very interesting tour on the history of steam by Roger. Well worth the visit.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If in area always drop in great with the grandkids to run around park and look around museum Will no doubt call again and again

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a retiree brought up in the city and recently returned, I was fascinated. But more impressive my 5 and 8 year old grandchildren did not want to leave. We will be returning as soon as we can.

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Jackie186356, Guest Relations Manager at Nottingham Industrial Museum, responded to this review

Good evening Rob T Many thanks indeed for your wonderful review of Nottingham Industrial Museum, we really appreciate it. Lovely to know that your grandchildren enjoyed themselves so much they didn't want to leave. If you use Facebook, please keep your eyes peeled for details of all the new events happening at the museum such as, monthly colouring competition, Museum... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is laid out in different areas, each one dedicated to traditional Nottingham industries: transports, textile machinery, mining, telecommunication, pharmaceutics etc. The highlight of the museum is probably the section devoted to motive power. A beam engine in full working order is doubtless the star of the museum: housed in a purpose-built wing with glass walls, this engineering marvel... More 

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Jackie186356, Guest Relations Manager at Nottingham Industrial Museum, responded to this review

Good evening AlexPesar0 Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we really appreciate it. Also appreciated is your candid view of our lace gallery, I'm afraid yes you are quite correct it is looking rather tired but we are hoping to get some funding to get one of the smaller machines to work. It won't, unfortunately, produce any lace... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Despite living in Nottingham for 35 years and visiting Wollaton hall several times I had never been here. Me, my wife and and my daughter visited for the Christmas steam event. Very informative displays and old machinery on show and my daughter loved seeing all the old steam machines working. Staff are really friendly and answer any questions you may... More 

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Pershore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We were interested in the framework knitting machines having discovered that a relative of my husband worked in this trade in the 17th century. Roger really brought the collection to life explaining not only about the machines but also the life and the working conditions of the workers. Lots of other things to see too. We will be coming back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

The volunteers are keen to show you around the very interesting exhibitions, varying from Raleigh bicycles to lace making machines and the first grand horse drawn carriages dating from 1699, plus lots more. Roger gave my son a detailed guided tour, as he is interested in engineering. A very pleasant and educational visit, which I highly recommend.

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Jackie186356, Front Office Manager at Nottingham Industrial Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Kathryn Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate it. I'm so happy that your son enjoyed his tour with Roger so I will pass on your review to him. If you use facebook at all, please keep an eye out as all our events, including our steaming days, are advertised on there. We hope to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The industrial museum is in the courtyard of the old stable block opposite the coffee shop and is only open at weekends. From the outside you think is is going to be small and not take very long, how wrong would you be. The museum is well laid out, with excellent exhibits ranging from early wooden hand knitting frames to... More 

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Volunteer C, Guest Relations Manager at Nottingham Industrial Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Stephen C Many thanks indeed for your wonderful review of Nottingham Industrial Museum. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. I'll pass on your review to all the volunteers who will be thrilled at your message. This weekend, if you're free, we have object handling from the 1831 Reform Riots in Nottingham & in addition it's steaming Sunday... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Since we moved our Son and Daughter love Wollaton and the Museum Please get along and keep this place going its Run by Amazing Volunteers with excellent Skills and Knowledge

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NottmIndustrial, Guest Relations Manager at Nottingham Industrial Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Markryan1973 Thank you so much for your fabulous review of Nottingham Industrial Museum, we really appreciate it. Do please come along on Sunday 27th November for our monthly steaming show. We will also be having object handling in relation to the 1831 reform riots of Nottingham. I will pass on your kind comments to the rest of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Just visited the museum for the Halloween event - what a great atmosphere lights dimmed , engines in steam and lots of additional attractions for Halloween. Lots of visitors young and old all thoroughly enjoying it. Its a tremendous setting and i only hope the event runs again next year

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NottmIndustrial, Guest Relations Manager at Nottingham Industrial Museum, responded to this review

Good afternoon Wheelercrg Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we're really happy to hear that you enjoyed our first ever Halloween event. It certainly was a great night & everybody really enjoyed the evening & yes we will have another Halloween event next year. Thank you once again for your review, we very much appreciate it & I... More 

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