National Civil War Centre
National Civil War Trail - includes app store logos

Besieged Again!

‌‌‌‌Saturday 25th May - Sunday 2nd June

Newark is under siege again! Join us for hilarious interactive performances as a Civil War soldier shares his military misfortunes. Then mint your own siege coin which you can wear home
as a lucky charm and make a purse to stow it away safely. Plus, any group including a paying child will receive 20% off admission throughout the holiday!



‌These family friendly sessions involve a bit of audience participation and are always good fun.

Can't Capture the Castle: Sir Walter Earle vs. Lady Mary Bankes

Every day except Sundays at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm 

'Just how hard can it be to capture a castle defended by a bunch of girls?' This half term, Sir Walter Earle reveals that the answer to his question was 'really, really hard'! Hear him tell how grenadoes, an indestructible moving battle shed and a bulletproof bearskin coat weren't enough to wrest Corfe Castle from Lady Bankes and her rock hard daughters!


Family Craft Activities

11am to 4pm every day

Lucky Strike

Make your own siege coin to wear as a lucky charm! Plus a leather purse to stow it away for safe keeping!


Just want to do crafts? Enjoy our brand new 'Just Craft' ticket for only £1.50 per child! Plus, accompanying adults go free! You'll also have the option to upgrade if you'd like to enjoy all that the museum has to offer!