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Willow Road / Lenton / Nottingham / Nottinghamshire / NG7 2WS / Tel: 0115 916 8410.

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      21.06.2010 13:13
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      Very enjoyable, well worth a visit

      Warhammer World (located in Lenton, Nottingham) is Games Workshop's international Headquarters. The site includes the expected company areas (such as HR) and the manufacturing and dispatch areas, but also includes a number of sections that are open to the general public. These include a fully licensed dwarven themed bar (known as Bugman's Bar), a miniatures hall containing examples of the various Games Workshop product ranges (including some historical models that they now no longer produce), all painted to a very high standard by the 'Eavy Metal team, which is Games Workshop's team of professional model painters who among other things prepare models for inclusion in Games Workshop's various print publications (including their monthly hobby magazine White Dwarf). Also at Warhammer World is a large gaming hall full of themed battlefields for customers to use to play games of Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000 and the other Games Workshop games. The gaming hall frequently plays host to a variety of Games Workshop tournaments and events including visits from stores around the country (my own first introduction to Warhammer World was on a trip from the Eastbourne store when around 6-8 years ago, and it was very enjoyable), Finally, there is also a Games Workshop store, located just off the main gaming hall. In addition to the standard products available in any Games Workshop store, the Warhammer store offers a select range of Forge World products (Forge World is an offshoot company of Games Workshop - also based at Warhammer World - that produces highly detailed resin miniatures to extend the various ranges that Games Workshop produce), and same day Mail Order delivery (provided that you order early enough in the day - currently 1pm for a 3pm delivery I believe). Bugman's serves a wide range of drinks including their own ale, and a number of fruit smoothies, as well as good quality food. Also available at Bugman's are a variety of board games (some of which are based in the Games Workshop universe), which are free to play, and a variety of Bugman's merchandise including hoodies and pendants. The staff, both in the store and in the bar are very friendly, and I would recommend a visit if you are into the hobby, or are in Nottingham and thinking about starting the hobby. Thanks for reading.

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        03.06.2009 22:24
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        Well worth a visit if you're going by, but don't go there just to see it.

        Warhammer World is the international headquarters of the Games Workshop store chain. It is also where most of the companies design and production work takes place. The scope of the place is rather huge and consists of a number of areas. The first is the miniatures hall, where you can find on display thousands of models from dozens of races in a great number of games. These are the ones painted by the professionals who Games Workshop pay to produce them for their publications. It can be a breathtaking experience but isn't particularly interactive so don't go looking for a fun and exciting experience, but it is interesting. The second area is the store, this is a gimme really. Not much to say but if you order anything from Mail Order by 1pm it'll be at the store by the end of the day, something no other Games Workshop store can offer, I believe this also includes the Forgeworld products but I wouldn't swear to it. There is also a large gaming hall with dozens of 6x4' tables including some mammoth sized ones for the large scale battles, this serves as a focal point for visiting gamers often hosting large scale tournaments or simply allowing somewhere for you to go and meet a new friend. And of course no review of the place can be written without mention of Bugman's Bar. This place is actually exceptional, it's a bar that I'd go in in town instead of a Games Workshop store, admittedly it carries a lot of theme with it but also pulls a reasonable pint (including the exclusive Bugman's Ale) and serves a decent burger. They also have a wide range of games to play (as in board games, not wargames) and a range of Bugmans merchandise such as hoodies, miniatures, keyrings and a number of other things besides. Also worth mentioning is the ample parking, definitely a bonus especially as it's free. Worth a trip if you're in the area or have a special event planned, or for the die hard hobbiest, probably not a trip to make just to see it though.

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          08.04.2009 22:40
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          worth a visit if you live far out- -every hobbyists should make the trip - notts also has lost to do

          Warhammer world has changed a bit in the past few years. There is, in short a visitor centre for fans of Games Workshop- Bugmans bar, the museum/miniatures, original art, gaming tables and Hobby Bar. Plus the store. The museum is gone, but the new thing - The Citadel Miniatures Hall is a bit of a jawdropper. The miniatures are the big thing so rather than displays and stuff, they have stripped out the room and put lush cabinets with all the professionally painted miniatures on display. Seen it in books? bit differnt seeing it for real. The museumy bit now i guess is the displays of old product and original art they put in the main hall. It takes what is usually just seen in books and puts the real stuff on show. Never knew they had their own artists work in the building but apparently so. Quite cool to know it's not photoshop! Gaming tables rock. They have a room which is A. big B. designed to look like a castle courtyard. there's lot of tables with scenery which are free to use and some of the special stuff you can only do at home if mad. There's one set up which I've been told is worth about £8,000! that's what having access to Forgeworld does! The hobby bar is a thing which was shut when we went but opens on weekends and school hols. For a price on par with what kits cost to purcahse anyway you get to build miniatures and stuff with a tutor giving advice. Seems like a nice idea for people beginning the hobby and along with mates. The best bits are Bugmans and the store. Both have great staff and look after people really well. The store will order anything in stock and get it to you in two hours (i think that's the deal) so although they can't make old miniatures they can grab stuff from the warehouse. Also if you order Forgeworld it's free p&p and they tend to have some bits in stock as well. Bugmans is nice mix of bar/cafe with comfy chillout seats being used by parents who had coffee and books. Kids were playing games and one lot of guys were even role playing. Not many bars are cool with that but this is a place that gets gamers and people not wanting loud music but a chance to interact. Great nosh too! even plenty for a veggie. Overall, hobbyists will love it and the staff tend to be good enough for none hobbyists to feel welcome too. take an army and get a table to play games with mates (you can also drink beer while playing!)

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            05.02.2003 20:05
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            I am reviewing the store at the Games Workshop HQ called Warhammer World. I went there when I was traveling through Nottingham. I went by Warhammer World specifically to buy old miniatures. I had read the store was able to repress old miniatures on the spot. Sadly this service was no longer available. There was a number of old miniature catalogs in the shop but my selection from these were not available either. The visit provided the same service Games Workshop mailorder provides without the postage charge. Good selection of the current range. Nice tables set-up outside the store area and interesting to see the employees at lunchtime in the Bugman Bar. I didn't tour the museum but this is another option when visiting. I visited on a weekday.

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              13.10.2001 18:30
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              Warhammer is a Roleplay.The world of Warhammer is a make-believe world where armies fight out battles to dominate the Universe. For people who are involved with this hobby it is very additive and very interesting. My youngest son has been collecting the Warhammer models for a couple of years and as well as participating in the battles there is also a lot of enjoyment gained from making and painting the models. The models are sold by Games Workshops who have shops across the country. Warhammer World is the name of the Museum at the Games Workshop headquarters at Willow Lane, Lenton, Nottingham. To visit this museum is a must for anybody who has ever bought or collected any of the Warhammer models. Entry to the museum is £1 each, but only collectors are charged for entry and other members of the family can enter for free. You buy your tickets from the shop. One of the members of staff takes each party of visitors around the museum and explains each of the army displays, including the history and facts. Each display contains hundreds of models, set out in battle situations, and there are about six different displays. The size of each display is so impressive that it takes the guide quite some time to explain the whole layout. The descriptions are so vivid that you are soon absorbed into the world of Warhammer and start to believe that it really is all true. The guides that take you around are very passionate about the games and know the history and information about the armies in great detail and are keen to pass on this information. The first display that you see is the entire Warhammer 40,000 Ultramarine Chapter, the hundreds of models in this one display alone take your breath away. There are about six large displays in this room, each showing different scenarios for different army collections. After seeing all the model armies, the guide takes you to the next area where there are displays of life size Warhammer mode ls, which you have to see to feel the real power of the Warhammer world. These are set up in a mystical darkened area and you can see the youngsters looking at these models in awe. The final display area is the games room. This is an enormous room with dozens of games tables permanently set up, many with armies on display. This room is used for club meetings and special games days. To relax after the tour there is a licensed bar, which has been built with a Warhammer atmosphere to it. It is really nice to have a drink in here whilst the “collectors” spend time looking around the shop, or joining in painting or making activities with the Warhammer staff. If you are interested in Warhammers then you must really visit this fantastic museum and end your day with a visit to the bar.

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                14.10.2000 01:44
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                The world of Warhammer is a make-believe world where armies fight out battles to dominate the Universe. For people who are involved with this hobby it is very additive and very interesting. My youngest son has been collecting the Warhammer models for a couple of years and as well as participating in the battles there is also a lot of enjoyment gained from making and painting the models. The models are sold by Games Workshops who have shops across the country. Warhammer World is the name of the Museum at the Games Workshop headquarters at Willow Lane, Lenton, Nottingham. To visit this museum is a must for anybody who has ever bought or collected any of the Warhammer models. Entry to the museum is £1 each, but only collectors are charged for entry and other members of the family can enter for free. You buy your tickets from the shop. One of the members of staff takes each party of visitors around the museum and explains each of the army displays, including the history and facts. Each display contains hundreds of models, set out in battle situations, and there are about six different displays. The size of each display is so impressive that it takes the guide quite some time to explain the whole layout. The descriptions are so vivid that you are soon absorbed into the world of Warhammer and start to believe that it really is all true. The guides that take you around are very passionate about the games and know the history and information about the armies in great detail and are keen to pass on this information. The first display that you see is the entire Warhammer 40,000 Ultramarine Chapter, the hundreds of models in this one display alone take your breath away. There are about six large displays in this room, each showing different scenarios for different army collections. After seeing all the model armies, the guide takes you to the next area where there are displays of life size Warhammer models, which you have to see to feel the real power of the Warhammer world. These are set up in a mystical darkened area and you can see the youngsters looking at these models in awe. The final display area is the games room. This is an enormous room with dozens of games tables permanently set up, many with armies on display. This room is used for club meetings and special games days. To relax after the tour there is a licensed bar, which has been built with a Warhammer atmosphere to it. It is really nice to have a drink in here whilst the “collectors” spend time looking around the shop, or joining in painting or making activities with the Warhammer staff. If you are interested in Warhammers then you must really visit this fantastic museum and end your day with a visit to the bar.

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