National Civil War Centre


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.

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

Thursdays in term time, 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.

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

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

Saturday 6th July, 10am to 4pm

Take inspiration from our beautiful and relaxing Dandelion Project exhibition and explore the power of plants to heal and protect us. 

A young boy and girl play the Pikes and Ladders game in the main gallery. The girl is holding a white toy dog, Boye.

Saturday 20th July, 10am to 4pm

Come along and meet our lovely Learning Team! Try out our new summer trails and activities and help us make the museum as family friendly as possible.

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

Saturday 20th July, 10am to 4pm

Meet community archaeologists The Field Detectives and find out how they make sense of the past!

A smiling boy rides a creation which he has made from bright blue building blocks which resembles a steam train engine or tractor

Saturday 27th July to Saturday 31st August

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