Tour of Nottingham's Museums and Galleries, Nottingham (Self Guided)

Nottingham has a long history and is home to a number of outstanding museums and galleries that focus on the city's storied past. Nottingham also knows how to celebrate the present, boasting a number of notable contemporary art galleries. Take this self-guided tour to gain insight into the history and culture of Nottingham.
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Guide Name: Tour of Nottingham's Museums and Galleries
Guide Location: England » Nottingham (See other walking tours in Nottingham)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Author: StaceyP
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Green’s Windmill

1) Green’s Windmill (must see)

Green’s Windmill is a working windmill that is open to the public. Nottingham's science center has operated the windmill since 1986, although it was actually built in 1807 by mathematician George Green. Inside the windmill is a shop where you can choose from a variety of books, toys, and scientific games. Entrance to the museum is free, and there is a parking lot in front of the museum. The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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The William Booth Birthplace Museum

2) The William Booth Birthplace Museum

The William Booth Birthplace Museum aims to provide visitors insight into the life of William Booth and the development of the Salvation Army. Here you will see portraits of William Booth and other political and religious leaders, as well as photos of Nottingham during the Industrial Revolution. Booth's personal possessions are on display throughout the museum. Operating hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
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Galleries of Justice Museum

3) Galleries of Justice Museum (must see)

The Galleries of Justice Museum also known as the Shire Hall, is an independent museum and a registered charity on High Pavement in the Lace Market area of Nottingham. The courtrooms date back to the 14th century and the gaol dates back to at least 1449. The prisons are still there. There was also a working police station from 1905 to 1985, and the courts closed in 1986. The museum is housed in what was once a Victorian courtroom, Gaol and Police station and is therefore a historic site where you could be arrested, sentenced and executed.

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Brewhouse Yard Museum

4) Brewhouse Yard Museum (must see)

The Brewhouse Yard Museum focuses on 18th-century life in Nottingham and is located near the famous pub named 'Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem'. The museum consists of five 17th-century Victorian houses and a system of man-made caves. The museum has rooms reconstructed to look as they did during the 18th century. There are also displays located inside the caves, including a replica of an air raid shelter. The museum is a great place for children.
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Focus Gallery

5) Focus Gallery

Focus Gallery is a wonderful gallery in Nottingham that has been in business for more than 25 years. The gallery displays work by a variety of national and international artists. Stop by this gallery to admire its continuously changing exhibitions and perhaps return home with an artistic souvenir.
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Bonington Gallery

6) Bonington Gallery

Bonington Gallery is located on the campus of Nottingham Trent University. It holds several exhibitions throughout the year and specializes in the visual arts. The gallery displays work by established artists, as well as pieces by university students and staff. Admission to the gallery is free. Operating hours are Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Tether Studios

7) Tether Studios

Tether Studios is an art gallery owned by a group of artists. The gallery opened in 2007, and the owners organize a variety of exhibitions, shows, and projects throughout the year. All art lovers should make it a priority to view the gallery's interesting displays.

Walking Tours in Nottingham, England

Create Your Own Walk in Nottingham

Create Your Own Walk in Nottingham

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nottingham is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of Nottingham's Churches

Tour of Nottingham's Churches

Nottingham boasts a multitude of beautiful historic churches, some of which date back to medieval times and the Norman Conquest. Take this walking tour to visit a few of the most famous and spectacular churches in Nottingham.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Tour of Nottingham's Architecture

Tour of Nottingham's Architecture

Nottingham is home to buildings of varying architectural styles that present a mixture of designs and make Nottingham a city full of contrasts. One of the city's most renowned architects, who contributed to the creation of many of Nottingham's picturesque buildings, was Watson Fothergill. Take this tour to view some of this master architect's work, as well as many other beautiful...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Tour of Nottingham's Statues and Monuments

Tour of Nottingham's Statues and Monuments

Over the centuries, Nottingham has been home to many famous men and women, known for both good deeds and bad. Nottingham has memorialized its heroes and villains with a number of fascinating statues and monuments. Take this tour to see the city's most notable memorials.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Tour of Western Nottingham

Tour of Western Nottingham

Nottingham is bursting with unique things to see. Notable attractions in the western part of the city include Wollaton Hall and the University of Nottingham. Take this off-the-beaten-path tour to check out other interesting places hidden in western Nottingham.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Cultural Tour of Nottingham

Cultural Tour of Nottingham

Nottingham is an exciting city that offers a variety of fun activities for both tourists and locals. Take this tour to experience Nottingham's cultural scene and visit some of the city's best galleries, theaters, and concert venues.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Nottingham is a historic city and is proud of its heritage. It is famous for its legends, particularly the one of Robin Hood and his merry men. Traces of history remain in the city's many old buildings and monuments. Take this tour to visit some of Nottingham's most prominent landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Nottingham for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Nottingham has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Nottingham, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.