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 an industrial force 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.
Both of our brand new, themed board games are set up and ready to play, alongside all of our other new Explore, Create and Play challenges. Why not visit us and try them out for yourself?
The city is well known for the lace and hosiery manufacturing that was pioneered in the early 19th century, reaching its international trading peak at the height of the British Empire. However, less well known is Nottingham’s status as a global trading centre for the machinery and expertise that allowed other countries to establish their own industries and markets. The Global Lace Market project has been funded by the Arts Council and Nottingham City Museums and Galleries to help in the creation of new visitor attractions in the city. These includes a new Gallery at the Industrial Museum at Wollaton Hall, an interactive exhibition at Newstead Abbey and workshop events at Nottingham Castle.
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The Global Lace Walk
Why not walk around Nottingham and see the buildings which drove this global phenomenon.
We welcome weekday private group tours - please contact us to arrange
- 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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