National Civil War Centre

In A World Turned Upside Down... Which Side Would You Choose?

A visit to The National Civil War Centre in Newark will plunge you deep into the heart of Britain's deadliest conflict. Explore this richly dramatic era in British history, seeing stories of gunpowder, plague and plot as you walk through its fantastic galleries. Discover for yourself the clash between Roundhead and Royalist, brother and brother, and learn how a once all-powerful monarch lost his head to the axeman.With real objects, digital interactives, large screen cinema and costumes and armour for all to try, the National Civil War Centre makes a great day out. And with a fantastic range of events throughout the year you can keep coming back and enjoying more unique opportunities to learn about this extraordinary time.The museum has just opened two fantastic new temporary exhibitions. Shaking the Foundations follows the quest for UK suffrage and offers the chance for you to take a stand on our own soap box and cast your ballot in an election and Cutting Edge look at the incredible weaponry and armour of the Civil War, plus see if you're as strong as a Civil War soldier with our 'weightscoat' which simulates the weight of a coat of armour. A great Kids Days Out and an idea for School trips in Nottinghamshire.

Free Attraction


Wheelchair friendly



  • Street Address: 14 Appleton Gate
  • Postcode: NG24 1JY
  • City: Newark
  • County: Nottinghamshire


  • Telephone: 01636 655765
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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