National Civil War Centre

National Civil War Centre
Newark, Nottinghamshire

Average visit time – 3-4 hours

Things to do at the National Civil War Centre review

The National Civil War Centre is a relatively new museum in Newark, Nottinghamshire. It is dedicated to the 17th Century English Civil war and features diverse exhibits and living history annual events.

The centre plunges you deep into the heart of Britain’s deadliest conflict. You will see stories of gunpowder, plague and plot through a series of fascinating galleries. You will uncover the causes, conflicts and consequences of the British civil wars. They even have an HD cinema where you will see defining moments of the 17th century. Kids will love all the dress up and interactive displays. Plus they host some fantastic events throughout the year including re-enactments and themed family days.

Outside of the museum, you can follow an augmented-reality experience that places you in the midst of a siege-torn town. High-quality film clips will be played on your smartphone or tablet as you follow a series of information boards in key locations. The trail starts at the centre and takes in Newark castle, St Mary Magdalene church and the historic Queen’s Sconce.

Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.

FAQ and Further Information National Civil War Centre

Address: 14 Appleton Gate, Newark NG24 1JY, Nottinghamshire, England. Phone: 01636 655765

Category – Museum – Indoors with an outdoor trail – Suitable for all ages

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Museum covering all the main aspects of the English Civil war with annual events, interactive displays, a cinema and augmented trail around Newark. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £8, children 5-16 £4, under 5s are free.

Is there parking?

There are two pay and display car parks nearby.

When are they open?

The National Civil War Centre is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?


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