Guide To Nottingham
|| Nottingham is a
cosmopolitan city with a thriving culture, thanks to its
diverse mix of the traditional and contemporary.
A fine example of this is at the Royal Centre complex [map], where you’ll find the gloriously
old Theatre Royal standing next to the strikingly
modern Royal Concert Hall. Together these venues
provide a stage for touring opera, drama and ballet along
with leading orchestras and comedians.
Also part of the city’s fantastic arts scene is
the Nottingham Playhouse [map] on Wellington Circus, which stages contemporary drama and dance productions.
Outside on the forecourt is the hugely popular Sky
Mirror sculpture, which was designed by Anish Kapoor
and has won national praise.
For another taste of the distinctly modern head for the Cornerhouse complex [map] on Forman Street,
a magnificent new building packed to bursting with entertainment,
including restaurants, bars and a cinema.
If you’re a film buff then you may also want to
pay a visit to the acclaimed Broadway Cinema and Media
Centre [map] on Broad Street, which shows a wide
range of arty films.
Nottingham is full of legend so if you want to learn a
little bit more about the world’s most famous outlaw Robin Hood or the city’s hidden caves, then
head to one of the many museums on offer. To uncover the
truth behind the myth pay a visit to the Tales of Robin
Hood [map] attraction on Maid Marian Way. This waxwork-style museum
displays models of Nottingham Castle and Sherwood Forest
in the days of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
If you fancy heading down to the 700-year-old caves that run underneath the city’s streets then get
along to the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre where you’ll
find the City of Caves exhibition [map]. Inside
the caves is an air-raid shelter along with a medieval
underground tannery, several pub cellars and even a mocked-up
Victorian slum dwelling.
There’s also the renowned Nottingham Castle Museum
and Art Gallery [map], which opened in 1875 and
depicts the city’s history through a selection of
Finally to see one of the finest examples of Tudor
splendour go to the Wollaton Park estate [map], where you’ll find Wollaton Hall. Among the
delights here is the Industrial Museum and the
city’s Natural History Museum.
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