Expand Your Visit
This page features ways to expand on your visit, both while you're here and before and after.
At the National Civil War Centre there are more ways to learn with our interactive trails.
There is something for all ages, just step inside and see.
Augmented Reality Trail
Watch the story of the Civl War unfold on your smartphone or tablet device. See high quality film clips when they are triggered by Augmented Reality technology at each location.
Scroll through an interactive timeline covering the national and local events as well as an immersive 360 degree panoramic of Newark Castle during the Civil War. You can also dive deeper into history with an action-packed game.
National Civil War Trail
If you don't have a smartphone or tablet, but you still want to explore the trail, you can pick up a paper version at the National Civil War Centre.
Find further trails to help you explore historic Newark-on-Trent from Newark Civi Trust.
Civil War Spy trail (recommended 8-12 years)
Become a parliamentarian spy and try to go undetected as you solve clues hidden around the museum. Newark was a Royalist stronghold so make sure you don't get caught!
Once you have all the clues, spin the wheel to see where you're fate lies.
Prince Rupert trail (recommended 9-12 years)
Let the famous Prince Rupert, nephew of the King, lead you around the museum
Royalist Cavalry trail (recommended 5-9 years)
You've been recruited into the Royalist Cavalry. Get on your horse and serve the King!
Boye, Prince Rupert's Dog, Trail (recommended under 5s)
Museums can seem a bit big when you're only small, so take Boye the poodle on a walk around the museum to keep you company. Boye loves walks and exploring the museum with new friends.
Civil War Siege Database
Between 1641 and 1652, war ravaged the kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. Few places escaped the reach of the wars and many houses, towns and cities fell under siege. Approximately 21,000 people, nearly a quarter of all those killed in the wars, lost their lives during sieges. The Civil War Siege Database allows you to explore the dramatic, wild and often chaotic stories behind every siginificant siege fought dring the Civil War. (Underpinning data migrated from Civil War Siege App at National Civil War Centre. Construction of app by Stephen Charnock).
A new GeoApp by Stephen Charnock allows visitors to explore the Campaigns and Battles of the British Civil Wars. Still being developed by Stephen, a volunteer at the National Civil War Centre, you can explore new content as it is added. Interpretation of the campaigns and battles have been taken from various sources and reflect the best understanding derived from these sources.
Civil War Petitions
The Civil War Petitions website offers an online database of petitions from around the time of the Civil Wars. Assembled by a team of historians from the University of Leicester, Nottingham, Cardiff and Southampton in collaboration with the National Civil War Centre, these documents offer a fascinating look into life for ordinary men and women who lived and fought during this period, providing a unique insight into contemporary medical care, welfare and relief.