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

Surrounded

Saturday 27th May - Sunday 4th June

‌Newark was besieged three times during the British Civil Wars! Join us for a half-term of siege activities.
Make a Civil War house and place it on our giant map of besieged Newark, or mint your own siege coin.
Meet Colonel John Hutchinson and learn how he repeatedly stopped Newark's Cavaliers from capturing Nottingham Castle.

  

Performances


 

The Long Haired Roundhead: Colonel John Hutchinson and the Heroic Defence of Nottingham Castle

Every day at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm (no performance at 3pm on 27th May or 4pm on 3rd June)

 

 

Meet cunning Colonel John Hutchinson and discover how he repeatedly stopped Newark's Cavaliers from capturing Nottingham Castle.

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Craft Activities

 


 

Homes Under Fire

27th, 29th, 30th & 31st May 10am-4pm 

 

Imagine yourself on the streets of besieged Newark by making a Civil War house. 


Siege Shopping
1st - 4th June 10am-4pm

During the Civil War, local governors had to literally make money in order to pay their soldiers. Mint your own siege coin this half-term.