The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Can you imagine anyone in the UK not knowing about the Holocaust? Unfortunately, recent studies show that this is indeed the case. Some people are unaware, others deny it. This lack of awareness and outright denial is terrifying when you consider that, put simply, The Holocaust was the attempt by the Nazi regime and its collaborators to murder all of European Jewry during the Second World War. The Nazis succeeded in murdering six million Jewish people and millions of other minority groups who they considered to be ‘inferior’. The magnitude of personal loss is impossible to fathom. This is why the National Holocaust Centre and Museum exists. We are the only dedicated memorial, museum and centre of Holocaust learning in the UK. Our purpose is pressing within today’s society, as hate is on the rise. We are communicators of Holocaust memory for a contemporary purpose: to encourage people to stand up against hate.
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  • Jet49243537591
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit.
    It is set in very tranquil surroundings. Remembrance gardens peaceful and well maintained. Centre is in my opinion historically import in preserving all of those that suffered under the Nazis. Price is very reasonable too with repeat entrance for a full year. Only thing I would find fault , its a bit off the beaten track in its location.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Qwec1
    Barnet, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant important place to void it
    Brilliant museum . Gives the correct information of the horror that happened in Europe during WW2 . Being my self of Holocaust survivors family, I think it is very important for every child and adult now a days to come and visit this place, and see what happened and unfortunately still happens now in parts of the world. Hope it will help the younger generation to learn for their future behavior.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Alan A
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom1,766 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place to give thanks for our way of life. No one should ever suffer in the way this centre depicts.
    We absorbed the atmosphere & digested the museum contents. No one can be prepared for the effect it has on mind & body. A very well presented centre & a credit to those who it deservedly remembers. Staff are helpful & very respectful. The on site cafe makes beautiful soups, sandwiches, & displays delicious cakes. We bought the Souvenir Book & can say it is good value for money & a constant reminder of the need for remembrance. A peaceful place that maintains gardens to a high standard. Thank you for a very unique experience & for teaching humility!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Wanderareturns
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sad but true
    Strange to find a holocaust memorial center in the middle of the Nottinghamshire countryside. But what a find it was. My husband and myself have always been interested in history and the second world war. We have visited Auschwitz and I came away feeling so angry that one human felt they had the right to inflict such pain and suffering on another human being. This center covers the events of the holocaust and is very informative and well set out. Theres enough information to last you a good few hours. We listened to a guest speaker. He was a jew and was one of the lucky children who was sent to England when the war broke out. He remembered so much of his childhood, which was heartbreaking. The gardens of remembrance roses where beautiful. The center is a credit to its founders.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Martin A
    London, United Kingdom55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to reflect on man’s inhumanity to man
    The sign to a Holocaust Centre in rural Nottinghamshire seems odd but all is explained during your visit. The first part is film about the Holocaust followed by an exhibition showing the Holocaust horrors however for me the Journey designed for children is simply excellent and very moving told from the viewpoint of a young German Jewish boy it put a human face to the horror The grounds are beautiful and there are many rosés dedications to those lost. Most moving is the massive pile of stones remembering children lost. The staff are very helpful and the cafe is very nice Overall a moving place to visit
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 28, 2023
  • dragonara2
    Honiton, United Kingdom479 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoughtful accounts from those who were there.
    We arrived at 1.30pm, just as a party of school children were getting ready to leave. As stated on the website its as well to only visit in the afternoon on weekdays in term time owing to the number of school parties. There are many informative displays of the Holocaust from the Jewish standpoint. The main exhibition area is as others have said, rather claustrophobic and the lack of lighting on the info boards made them difficult to read to the bottom of the board! I liked the small rose garden, each rose named for a person, giving them back their identities. Adequate parking, small cafe serving delicious cakes and pastries.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 19, 2023
  • Baldrick26
    Solihull, United Kingdom42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Experience Not To Be Missed
    I know this is going to sound very dramatic, but I have to say that this is, without a doubt, the best UK museum that I've been to. With the current feelings within today's world, it would pay the "so called educated" protestors to spend a couple of hours out of their day and "educate themselves" with actual facts of what happened over 80 years ago. I still find it unbelievable that in today's world that there are still people around that still question the holocaust. Unfortunately lessons, havent been learnt. For those in that latter quarter, I would suggest that they visit this centre, with an open mind, as the exhibits will certainly make you think, and think hard about the truth of WW2. It's certainly a moving experience, and I highly recommend that you should make time to visit this excellent exhibition. It will certainly open your eyes.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 15, 2024
  • Elliot P
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very humbling place!
    This museum was just wonderful to visit, with very well looked after grounds in memory of those loved and lost. The journey of 'Leo' showed perspective of those children living through such conditions, how brave they must have been! It was great to see that survivors of the Holocaust play such a pivotal role in the centre, sharing real life views. My teen has been studying the holocaust at school, so could share information with us and consolidated his learning by seeing life through the survivors eyes. A very humbling and wonderfully preserved place to visit.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 12, 2024
  • Kerry C
    Deal, United Kingdom28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit - fantastic.
    We were in two minds about visiting as we were visiting as part of a short relaxing family holiday, and we we weren’t quite sure what to expect given the purpose of the centre. It was absolutely fantastic. It really brings the historic event to life, from various perspectives, in a number of formats to really appeal to and engage all visitors. We spent a couple of hours there, and we all agreed it was really worthwhile and extremely interesting. The children (young teens) were engaged the whole time, and we had many conversations about it afterwards. It really did bring the message home about how utterly horrific it was. It’s almost unbelievable until you see something like that. Very thought provoking. We would definitely recommend the centre. The cafe was also really good with some excellent cake.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 9, 2024
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Natasha
Oxfordshire, UK2 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Upon arrival we were told that a school would be present so if we wanted to view the Journey exhibition, we would have to (in so little words) be quick. So we had a very rushed look around the journey. We didn't have time to interact with the touchscreens and find out more about the survivors, which was sad.

We were excited to hear that a survivor would be conducting a talk so we attended, only to realise that we weren't allowed to ask questions and had to sit at the very back as there were 50+ school children watching, too. I completely understand this is an educational centre and schools will visit but paying full price for a ticket where we couldn't immerse ourselves in the exhibition, isn't on. I highly recommend closing the place for schools on certain days as 2 members of the public behind me weren't happy they had to wait for the talk and that it was full of children.

We weren't able to use the cafe as school children were all eating there (they could've used the room the talk was in for their packed lunches, so the public could take their custom to the cafe) we couldn't go into the hall as it was full of more children eating lunch.

The gardens had a couple of broken plaques in memory of people who had passed, too.

A very dissapointing trip that took us 4 hours (210 miles) in total.
Written February 7, 2020
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Hi Natasha, Thank you for writing such an honest review and I am so sorry that you had a very disappointing trip. I want you to know that we take feedback seriously and I have articulated all of your points to our Senior Management Team. I would like to apologise most sincerely on behalf of everyone at the Centre. You are quite right that not having enough time to explore The Journey tactile exhibition properly and watch survivor testimonies via the touch screen would have lessened your experience significantly. I was wondering, would you be interested in returning on a Sunday that was convenient for you when a survivor was speaking? You could also bring two friends, if you would like, free of charge? We would provide a light lunch free of charge to say sorry for your initial experience. Please let me know if this would be of interest to you. Sorry once again for your disappointing trip and I hope to see you again. Kind regards, Sophie
Written February 12, 2020
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Claire T
Gainsborough, UK47 contributions
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Jun 2022 • Couples
Despite having lived in the local area all of my life I only recently found out about this little gem of a place. It's a lovely way to spend a couple of hours with lots of
great information, pictures and videos. We went during half term and it was not too busy. I thought I was reasonably educated on the Holocaust but I learnt lots and very much enjoyed the museum. The gardens in particular are stunning and ideal for peaceful reflection, and hundreds of plaques paying tribute.to those lost.
We had coffee and cake at the cafe afterwards which was nice too.
For the £9 admission price I would highly recommend visiting, plus you get a free pass for a year too. I would definitely like to visit again when there is a survivor talk on
Written June 1, 2022
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Bagpus30
Worcestershire, UK31 contributions
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Feb 2020
It's about 20 years since I came here last. The exhibitions have been expanded and improved - although it was very good before! It is always a privilege to listen to a survivor speak, first-hand testimony is exceedingly powerful. I came with a group from a housing association, both staff and clients, following a HMD event I helped to organise. It was very emotional for me as my grandmother was killed in Auschwitz and my great-grandmother in Sobibor.
Written March 10, 2020
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John N
Rotherham, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The young man on reception was passionate, knowledgeable and welcoming. We visited both exhibitions. We will be returning soon, as even though we were there around 3 hours, we will need even more time to explore this amazing museum. Each ticket is valid for one year. There is an excellent cafe offering tasty food at a good price. We would highly recommend a visit.
Written March 12, 2020
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linda
Dunstable, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
The Holocaust Centre was close to where we were staying and very reasonably price entry fee. The grounds are set out to make the most of the flower beds of roses and the sentiments of families in their memorial plaques. We hadn’t booked in advance but had no problem paying for entry on arrival. The Centre is thought provoking and although terrible atrocities took place this is our history and should be remembered by future generations. It was very interactive. I especially liked how the story was told through a child’s eyes.

Definitely worth a visit.
Written September 3, 2021
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Baldrick26
Solihull, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I know this is going to sound very dramatic, but I have to say that this is, without a doubt, the best UK museum that I've been to. With the current feelings within today's world, it would pay the "so called educated" protestors to spend a couple of hours out of their day and "educate themselves" with actual facts of what happened over 80 years ago. I still find it unbelievable that in today's world that there are still people around that still question the holocaust. Unfortunately lessons, havent been learnt. For those in that latter quarter, I would suggest that they visit this centre, with an open mind, as the exhibits will certainly make you think, and think hard about the truth of WW2. It's certainly a moving experience, and I highly recommend that you should make time to visit this excellent exhibition. It will certainly open your eyes.
Written March 15, 2024
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John G
Tibshelf, UK519 contributions
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Jan 2020
75 years since the relief of Auschwitz we visited this wonderful Peaceful place . Welcomed by all members of the Site Volunteers who support the daily operation, we were directed to follow a route around the Building and see all the information telling the Story of Abuse and Remembrance . Although it covers several levels all are accessible by Lift and each section has a seat available .
Written January 30, 2020
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We are very lucky to have such an inspirational team of volunteers. Thank you for the lovely review. I am so pleased you had a rewarding day. We remember.
Written February 12, 2020
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WelshPride2011
Cardiff, UK332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We we unaware of the existence of this Muesum but found out about it from watching the Holocaust Memorial service in January. As we'd been to Auschwitz last year we thought we'd give this a visit too. Have to say that the proprietors have done a fantastic job, very interesting and informative. The main Muesum itself is well laid out with many videos to illustrate the rise of the Nazi Party. And the way the Journey was presented was also brilliant. Definitely worth a visit if in the area, especially if you are interested in this subject
Written February 20, 2020
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Val W
Merthyr Tydfil, UK1,224 contributions
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Apr 2022
This was a unique and touching experience that was at times harrowing. It looked at the story of the rise of Hitler and the subsequent Holocaust using a mixture of text, films and artefacts. Personal recollections of events were a vital feature.

We were fortunate in our timings as there were several large groups on site which could have been a problem but the adults had gone from the main exhibition before we entered and as we finished that, the school left which allowed us access to the educational section – “The Journey” - which focussed on the life of a Jewish boy from the rise of the Nazi Party to his departure via the Kindertransport. It was very well done and should have provoked lots of discussion back in the classroom.

The roses were not in bloom at this season but the personal dedications were just as touching as when we saw it in full flower some years ago. The gardens still had a lovely smell – the fruit blossoms were gorgeous.

This is not a “light-weight” visit but for anyone truly interested in the topic, it is a “must do”.
Written May 2, 2022
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Charlotte M
Nottingham, UK28 contributions
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Sep 2020 • Friends
The information presented in the Museum is both comprehensive and accessible, using the testimonials of survivors but also acknowledging the millions of people who aren’t able to share their own stories with us. The work of the Museum to commemorate the past but also work towards a peaceful future is truly wonderful.

The gardens were heartbreaking and beautiful, providing the perfect place to sit in tranquility and think through everything you’ve just learned.

The staff and volunteers are fabulous, and even made us vegan friendly sandwiches too, which we didn’t expect!
Written September 6, 2020
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