National Civil War Centre
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We are excited to have started reintroducing some fantastic events from our reopening in May. Please keep checking back for more coming soon and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest.

Wednesday 3rd August to Saturday 27th August, FREE entry for Newark and Sherwood residents

Join us for a summer of Playhem! as we fill our Tudor Hall with fun ways to get creative and make a marvellous mess!

Hidden History Walking Tours

Every Saturday at 1.30pm

Join us for two fascinating walking tours (alternating weekly) which take you to the hidden historical areas of Newark

Dr Jenni Hyde singing the news with musical accompaniment on guitar

This event has been postponed, pending a new date in autumn

This fascinating talk from Dr Jenni Hyde will include live musical examples to demonstrate how the performance of Tudor and Stuart ballads enabled debate about current affairs, despite restrictions on free speech.

The Newark Torc, an ancient band of coiled gold with two ornamental circles of gold at the front

Saturday 27th August, 10am to 3pm

The stories of mystery objects will be unfurled next week as we welcome metal detectorists and members of the public to our latest Finds Liaison Day.

Family Saturday - a father and his two daughters enjoy dressing up in the galleries

Saturday 3rd September, 10am to 5pm

Join us for Family Saturday as we fill the museum with fun for all ages! There‚Äôll be fascinating family-friendly tours and amazing objects to handle as well as the chance to get creative with crafts to enjoy together in the Tudor Hall.

Tuesday 6th September, 3.30pm to 5pm

Sip your way through the centuries at our Time Travelling Teas! At this month's Wartime Teatime, we've pooled our ration books so there's not a powdered egg in sight at this retro repast!

A painting of Newark Market Place with St Mary Magdalene Church in the background

Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th September (open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm)

Featuring 10 exceptional works from the National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum's extensive reserve art collections, this free exhibition for Heritage Open Days offers the chance to see views of Newark, some lost forever, some familiar but forever changed.

A young child plays with light-up coloured blocks during a mini museum play session

Thursdays in term time (returning 15th September), 10.30am to 11.30am

Mini Museum invites families with children under 5 to come along to engage, learn and play at Newark's fantastic National Civil War Centre.