National Civil War Centre

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.

Civic Trust Trails

Find further trails to help you explore historic Newark-on-Trent from Newark Civi Trust.


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.‌

Battlefields Trust Memorial Database

We have worked in partnership with the Battlefields Trust to create a fantastic resource which provides information about monuments, including memorials, plaques and information boards, located across the British Isles which relate to events concerning and key figures associated with the British Civil Wars. You can search for people, places or types of monuments and the database will provide details of any relevant memorials. Find the British Civil War Memorial Database here.