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Nottingham Industrial Museum

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Address: Wollaton Hall | Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2AE, England
Phone Number: +44 115 915 3936
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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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Excellent museum.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen C
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This is a large museum behind a small entrance. Theres machines and coaches from bygone ages, You can feel what it was like riding in the big coaches with 2/4horses pulling away. Theres steam powered engines if you like steam power. Theres machines from the long passed art of lace making which was a main stay of Nottingham, along side... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Fab little museum which has a lot behind its doors. The industrial heritage of Nottingham is displayed in a way where you can really get a feel for how amazing these machines must have been before the electronic revolution overtook the mechanical. I found the lace making machines particularly fascinating and the Raleigh and other transport displays were really interesting... More 

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

Good evening Krokkie Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit We are usually in steam during the last Sunday of the month, except December. This year we are holding our first every Halloween steaming event. The museum will open at the usual time of 11am and we aim to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

This gem is tucked away in the grounds of Wollaton Hall. The museum houses a collection of industrial machines and artifacts, ranging from texttile machines especially relevant to the history of Nottingham to a large collection of vintage motor cycles. The collection is of a very high quality and extensive in range, the staff are extremely helpful and friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Really intersting , good for photographs , friendly staff, I had been around here for years but learnt loads

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

Good evening Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the Industrial Museum and also for giving us such a nice review. Please keep your eye on our Facebook page for further news and events Kind regards Jacquelyn Clarke Volunteer co-ordinator Nottingham Industrial Museum More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

loved this place been numerous times and always some thing new to see,learn history see a beam engine,see classic cars and old lace machines,enjoy your visit i did

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

Good evening Gary Thank you kindly, once again, for your review of Nottingham Industrial Museum. We were very sorry not to have any steam engines on the go during the Heritage day on Sunday. Do please keep an eye on your Facebook page or our website for more interesting events that are in the pipeline. Kind regards Jacquelyn Clarke Volunteer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

My girlfriend and I stumbled across this museum whilst wandering around Wollaton Park. It was great to see the industrial heritage of Nottingham told through so many exhibits. Well worth the very low entrance fee.

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

Good afternoon Joe Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of Nottingham Industrial Museum. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, yes the admission charge is very reasonable indeed. If you keep an eye on our Facebook page or the website you will see all events & exhibitions that will be taking place, especially steaming... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

For only a small museum there's quite a lot of exhibits and is well worth the £2 admission fee so definitely worth a visit while you're at the hall

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

Good evening Kevin Thanks you very much for your kind review. I'm really happy you enjoyed the museum. Please do keep an eye on our Facebook page & our website for upcoming events. I will also pass on your comment to the rest of the volunteers. Regards Jacquelyn Clarke Front Office Manager More 

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