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



We run regular activities and entertainments for families during the school holidays.

This February, check out our Valentine Calamity activities.

Civil War

Dress up in Civil War era clothing, have a game of Pikes and Ladders or take one part in one of our themed trails.
Interact with one of our touch screens to learn more about the Civil War.

Newark Museum

Take a look at how Newark came to be the town we know today with our interactive screen.
Learn how an archaeological dig progresses with our touch screen game.

Lawrence of Arabia: Shifting Sands (exhibition until Spring 2018)

Follow the camel trail to uncover a secret word or play in Lawrence’s toy box to see what inspired him as a child.
Take a seat in our replica Bedouin tent to get a feel of what life was like for Lawrence in the Arabian Desert. Have a go at uncovering artefacts at our Tooth Hill dig activity.

Battle Scarred

An exhibit showing a more gruesome side to history. Have a go at extracting a bullet from an injured arm, have a sniff of herbal remedies and take your chances with our kill or cure quiz.
You can also try on a plague mask to see through the eyes of a 17th century doctor.