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Now open Thursdays from 11:00 to 4:00 pm, last entry 3:30pm. Next Steaming Sunday July 28th

Nottingham Industrial Museum, nestling in the grounds of Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, is one of Nottinghamshire’s best-kept secrets.

We celebrate the history of industry in Nottingham and the local area. As you walk around our galleries, you will discover the names of the people and companies that made industrial Nottingham famous around the world.

Before you visit us, why not download our Visitor Map to help you plan your day?

Nottingham Industrial Museum – Visitor Map March 2018

Steam Hall

Steam Hall

Our purpose-built Steam Hall hugs the impressive Basford Beam Engine. One of a pair of engines built in 1858 by R.W Hawthorn in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, it was installed at Basford Pumping Station to supply fresh water to the City of Nottingham. You can also see a pair of Fowler steam ploughing engines, a number of static steam and diesel engines, miniature steam engines and a model railway 
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Transport Gallery

The gallery includes a Brough Superior car, one of only four saloons made, alongside a Celer, believed to be the only example existing. Also on display are a number of Brough Superior motorbikes, including a number of non-production models and a significant collection of Raleigh cycles
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Textiles Gallery

In this gallery, you will learn about the fascinating lives of the men, women and children who worked in the textile factories that made Nottingham the lace capital of the world. The gallery features some of the earliest and most important machinery of its type in the country, most of which was built in the Nottingham area. The collection includes three hand knitting frames for producing woollen goods…read more >>

Gin Yard

Our outdoor yard contains many interesting exhibits including a Living Wagon, a beautiful masonry crest from the original Nottingham Station, and a coal-truck on rails. We also have a working wood-shop and blacksmiths, open on special event days.
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Local Industries Gallery

This gallery includes a number of turret (or public) clocks, a collection of telephones and other telecommunications material (donated by Plessey Co., latterly Siemens), in addition to early printing machines and a series of wireless receivers. We even have a model spark transmitter which you can use to send Morse Code messages
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This video gives a great overview of the museum and our five galleries of heritage:

And we must not forget the wonderful heritage of Nottingham Industrial Museum itself. Since our birth at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park we have had a long and industrious history – see here for more information.

Don’t forget on the last Sunday of every month, we hold a Live Action Working Day when you can see (and hear) a selection of our working exhibits in action.

We welcome weekday private group tours - please contact us to arrange

Find us

In the Courtyard at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park.


  • Adult £4.00
  • Concession / Student £3.00
  • Accompanied children FREE
  • Special prices may apply for event days - please see event pages for details
  • See 'Opening Times and Entry Fees' for discounted entry terms and conditions

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Nottingham Industrial Museum is a registered charity (Number: 1167388).
We depend on your generosity to keep the museum open.

Volunteers manage and operate Nottingham Industrial Museum. We provide excellent opportunities for personal development. Please support the museum with your time and skills.

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Nottingham Industrial Museum is a Registered Charity Number: 1167388
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Registered address: The Courtyard, Wollaton Hall And Deer Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, NG8 2AE

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