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National Civil War Centre Newark Museum

14 Appleton Gate | (Next to the Palace Theatre), Newark-on-Trent NG24 1JY, England
+44 1636 655765
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A "hands on" experience

As members of the English Civil War Society we had promised ourselves a visit to this museum and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deebunce
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Norwich
Very interesting

Really great place for a day out whatever the weather. Free parking, free to get in, a great museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jowilson00
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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It was Britain's deadliest conflict and one which shaped our modern world. Why did brother take up arms against brother and how did a once all-powerful monarch lose his head to the axeman? Discover how the people of Newark survived three sieges by dodging cannon fire, hammering flat family silver to make coins, only for plague to ravage the town. Put yourself on the front line, feel the weight of armour and weapons and aim to destroy the Governor's House as a Parliamentarian gunner. Which Side Will You Choose? New for Spring 2018, two new exhibitions: Cutting Edge: The Changing Tools of War and Shaking the Foundations: The Quest for Democracy. Exhibition covered with normal admission prices!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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14 Appleton Gate | (Next to the Palace Theatre), Newark-on-Trent NG24 1JY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As members of the English Civil War Society we had promised ourselves a visit to this museum and were not disappointed. Small but perfectly formed and plenty to amuse kids both young and old

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great place for a day out whatever the weather. Free parking, free to get in, a great museum for all ages. Very interesting.

1  Thank Jowilson00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting museum in an interesting small town. Staff friendly and helpful. Not far from the town center and well worth a visit.

1  Thank Jacky H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a few years back and was very interesting. As you venture through there are walls that have been there for decades on end and has lots of interesting information and lifts too!

1  Thank The A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum last week and found it very interesting. There was plenty to see and do, and at £7 for a senior all day ticket it was great value. We both learned a lot about the Civil War that we didn't know, and...More

1  Thank Moss727
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visitor to Newark and this museum was worth it all on its own. Helpful staff, good little shop. Great museum full of facts about the civil wars in the 1600's, displays of weapons and uniforms, full of information, much of it interactive which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit for a couple of hours, lots of activities for the kids etc. Not cheap though, seeing how this is supposed to be about our shared history I feel as though it should be along similar lines to other museums in a similar...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

On our arrival after paying we walked up the stairs hoping to have a calm walk around the meseum, but as soon as one of the workers spots you they force you to watch a ‘show’ about swords, which later on we realised half the...More

1  Thank peter r
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Mark W, Operations Manager at National Civil War Centre Newark Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't get the experience you were seeking. From other research and feedback, this appears to be an anomaly. For this reason, I'd like to address the important issues you raise: It is part of our...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Really enjoyed our visit today. This museum clearly presents information on the British Civil Wars. There is lots of information on the walls to read about the events that happened leading up to, during and after the British Civil Wars. The museum also has a...More

3  Thank singinglucy
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Excellent visit, the exhibitions are great, well thought out and very informative. The price is reasonable however as a member of English Heritage, I received an excellent 50% discount. The gift shop is well stocked and the cafe (part of the theatre) was superb. Cannot...More

1  Thank Snelling983
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Mark W, Operations Manager at National Civil War Centre Newark Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Snelling983, Thank you for your kind review! I'm especially pleased you liked our shop and cafe--I'll make sure this feedback is passed on. I hope you visited now our two new temporary exhibitions are on--Cutting Edge: The Changing Tools of War and Shaking the...More

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Mark W
9 April 2017|
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Response from Mark W | Property representative |
Hi Mark, Assistance dogs are always welcome to the Centre, and all dogs are welcome to our entrance (which services as the Visitor Information Centre). However, we're unable to let other dogs tour the museum for... More
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Catherine T
29 August 2016|
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Response from cameron_iain | Reviewed this property |
Most 5 year olds wouldn't understand it but it is interactive and there are costumes to try on so I wouldn't say don't go. Can't remember admission exactly but it was very reasonable.
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Joanna D
1 September 2015|
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Response from Mark W | Property representative |
Hi Joanna D, Whilst we don't have any parking at the Centre, there is ample short and long-stay parking nearby. I've included a link below. Appletongate is close, and recommended for wheelchair users. We do advise the... More
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