Nottingham Castle - Museum & Art Gallery (Nottingham) Reviews
Description:After the restoration of Charles II in 1660, the present 'Castle Mansion' was built by Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of ... more
Nottingham Castle - Museum & Art Gallery (Nottingham) ... Newcastle on the foundations of the previous structure. However, it lost its appeal to the later Dukes with the coming of the Industrial Revolution, which left Nottingham with the reputation of having the worst slums in the British Empire outside India. When residents of these slums rioted in 1831, they torched the mansion. The mansion remained a derelict shell until 1878, as a reminder to the people of Nottingham of what they had done. Eventually it was restored as the Nottingham Castle Museum in 1875, then opened in 1878 by the then Prince of Wales, King Edward VII. The Castle Mansion was the first municipal art gallery to open in the UK outside London. It is still used as a museum today.
Newest Review: ... Once you are over the shock of a large mansion perched on the best spot in the whole of Nottingham then you have to look at it for what it is. That is the city museum and art gallery. It is a steep climb from the gatehouse entrance to the museum but on a clear day you can see for miles from the terrace. It is nothing out of the ordinary for a museum, it's setting is the best part about it. ... more
Customer Nottingham Castle - Museum & Art Gallery (Nottingham) Reviews (6)
by - written on 06/04/09 (Somewhat useful, 67 readings)
Nottingham Castle sitting high on it's rock overlooking the city is I am afraid nothing like people imagine from seeing Robin Hood on television or at the cinema. Once you are over the shock of a large mansion perched on the best spot in the whole of Nottingham then you have to look at it for what it is. That is the city museum and art gallery. It is a steep climb from the gatehouse entrance to the museum but on a clear day you can see for miles from the terrace. It is nothing out of the ordinary for a museum, it's setting is the best part about it. There is a cafe leading on to the terrace and a large grassed, but steep play area in the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/07/08 (Very useful, 168 readings)
I have lived in Nottingham for over 2 years now and it took until this week to get and visit the Castle with my kids, oh the shame! Opening times and Prices -------------------------------- Mon-Sun (March - September) 10am - 5pm Mon-Sun (October - February) 10am - 4pm Adults £3.20, children £2.00 Cave tours on throughout the week priced at £2.50 per adult £1.50 per child, times are subject to change. The best part is, if you are a city resident with either a City card, or you take a council tax bill in, it is completely free! There is no car park provided so you will need to either park in town ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/12/03, updated on 08/12/03 (Very useful, 138 readings)
Nottingham castle sits high on it's hill, proudly welcoming travellers who happen to glance out of their windows as they enter, what we here consider, the world best city. Although the Romans had originally built a fortress on the land that the castle now stands on, it was William the Conquerer who ordered that a castle and moat be built on the top of the 133ft cliff that overlooks the centre of Nottingham. From the battlements of Nottingham castle, enemies could be seen approaching from miles away as the view stretched as far as the River Trent, which at the time linked the main road between London and the North. Nottingham Castle became a royal ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/07/01, updated on 12/07/01 (Very useful, 194 readings)
The legend of Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Sherwood Forest has made Nottingham Castle very famous. However, when the tourists flock to see the castle they are often disappointed as the current building is not a castle at all, but a 17th century mansion house. But, Nottingham Castle is not a place of disappointment, it is a wonderful centre with a 1000 years of real English history, standing proudly on a sandstone hill overlooking the city and the surrounding area. The first castle built on this spot was a wooden castle built by William the Conqueror in 1067 and the first stone castle was built by Henry II in 1170. When you walk ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/09/00, updated on 29/09/00 (Useful, 91 readings)
As a bit of a "Robin Hood" nut I found Nottingham Castle to be a bit of a disappointment. It has plenty on the history of Nottingham, but went off on what I found were some strange tangents not directly relating to Nottingham; for example when I went there was a large display on the history of fashion, but not much on lace making. Robin Hood is prominent by his absence, which I found strange as Nottingham Castle (in its original form - the current building was built after the "castle" burnt down) is so deeply entwined in the legend. If memory serves me right, there is one room with a small display in it about Robin Hood. I would ... Read the complete review
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