National Civil War Centre
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To book or find out more about any of these activities, please email


We are now taking provisional bookings for the summer term. Your visit will include:

  • Self-guided exploration in the galleries. We can provide you with activities or a trail to use in the galleries, or some teachers prefer to prepare their own.
  • Object encounters. Examine and handle real 17th century artefacts, using Visible Thinking techniques to draw inferences and encourage group discussion.
  • A choice of workshop
    • Last Town Standing: A town tour around Newark, visiting some of the Civil War sites across the town.  For a slightly longer tour, we can include the Sconce, one of the UK’s best surviving siege defences.
    • Or Trial and Execution: Discuss the events that led up the trial and re-enact the event in this dramatic debate and reconstruction.

Digital Sessions

If you can’t make it to the museum, try our digital sessions.

Object Encounters

In a live session facilitated by one of our experts through Microsoft Teams, your students can examine original 17th century artefacts close up. We’ll use visible thinking techniques to draw inferences based on the objects, and encourage group discussion. Artefacts include weapons, armour, pamphlets, books, coins and medals.

Expert Q&A

Our expert will be guided by you and your students’ interest in a live discussion session around the history of the British Civil Wars. Presented via Microsoft Teams.

Revolution, Republic and Restoration - An A Level Virtual History Environment

Our brand new virtual environment for A Level students takes you on a tour of the National Civil War Centre, complete with interactive content linking to the AQA, OCR and Edexcel History syllabus. Made possible with a grant from Art Fund, the resource allows students and teachers to explore our collections, clicking on blue tags for detailed object labels and media such as photos, databases and interactives, and yellow tags for fascinating mini-lectures from 12 of our academic partners.

Watch a trailer for this exciting new resource below and fill in the form beneath to sign up for our Learning newsletter and receive free access until the 2021 summer holidays.