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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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The museum is good but I came away not knowing any more about the civil war. There are costumes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
15traveladdict9
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Interesting enough

I have to admit that I have always have a problem with this place. It brings great contribution to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mariusz M
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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

The museum is good but I came away not knowing any more about the civil war. There are costumes and munitions of the period. I really wanted an explanation of the civil war. Maybe if I had seen the film it would have helped. My...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit that I have always have a problem with this place. It brings great contribution to the town - that's for sure. Unfortunately the main display is somewhat imposed despite lack of resources. Most of the objects displayed had to be borrowed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the centre was well set out and all the exhibits were clearly labelled. The video recording was very realistic. one suggestion: check the room before closing the doors as bees and wasps were trapped inside and I was concerned about being stung ( allergic)More

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Mark W, Operations Manager at National Civil War Centre Newark Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cliff749, Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you liked the videos--they've won Canne Film Festival Awards and make a great addition to telling the boots-on-the-ground story of the brutal conflicts! I'm really sorry about the bees and wasps; it's not something we're...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called here after going out for Sunday lunch with a couple of friends and found it too be very busy but extremely interesting

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent couple of hours spent in Newarks new museum dedicated to the english civil war. As Newark was a played a prominent role in this part of our history is was only natural to focus on this period. Lots of information on the cause and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited late morning on a weekday so it was not busy. I really liked the way the new 'link' building has been set out and it blends in with older buildings very well. There are several floors to visit with lift and stairs. Lots...More

1  Thank mburto
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sounds impressive but is really quite small. Still well worth the visit. 5 floors, but 1 floor currently being refurbished and 1 is a reference library not open to public. Nice lunch in cafe.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Dedicated and knowledgeable staff who couldn’t impart enough knowledge to the school children. Very accommodating of everyone’s needs. A great Museum with interactive learning, ideal to keep children engaged. Quality food served in the modern, clean cafe area. Appealing outdoor seating area too.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

My husband is a real history buff and wanted to visit here because of its importance in the civil war. Great museum very interactive. My 10yr old grandson has a limited attention span and he enjoyed the visit. They loved dressing up with helmets and...More

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

If you have any interest in English history this is the place to come to. Allow 2 hours conveniently located next to theatre cafe

Thank rharben
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Mark W
9 April 2017|
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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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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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