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National Civil War Centre Newark Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Visit to Newark Museum to see the Civil War material

It is the National Centre for the Civil War and contains many exhibits as well as detailing its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles G
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Interesting, lots to see with interactive displays & costumes to try

Certainly gives an insight into Newark in the Civil War and what conditions were like. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
JohnMW21
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Frome, 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...more
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14 Appleton Gate | (Next to the Palace Theatre), Newark-on-Trent NG24 1JY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A well set out museum with many artefacts, excellent interactive exhibits and visual displays. The story's on screen were informative and well produced. Well worth a visit what ever age you are. Worthy of a national museum at the heart of where it all happened....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is not to be missed. A hugely interesting collection of artefacts, displays, videos, interactive displays and performances bring to life the history of the Civil Wars. There is something for everyone here. We enjoyed the video which shows on the hour with great...More

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Harriet W, Public Relations Manager at National Civil War Centre Newark Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments, Lesley - really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope we'll see you again next time you're in Newark!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the National Centre for the Civil War and contains many exhibits as well as detailing its history. Plenty of other exhibits to see as well, plus interactive displays and dressing up boxes! Well worth a visit.

Thank Charles G
Harriet W, Public Relations Manager at National Civil War Centre Newark Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments, Charles - hope we'll see you again sometime in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly excellent museum and, as a teacher, I can recommend their education work unreservedly. The displays and information are so well laid out and there are plenty of hands-on or interactive activities for kids. If arranging a school trip then there is...More

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Harriet W, Public Relations Manager at National Civil War Centre Newark Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your comments. Our Learning and Participation team are terrific and I will be sure to pass on your praise to them. Hope we will see you back for a return trip soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I have just visited this museum - and we both thought that it was excellent. Hugely impressive collection of Civil Wars arms and armour, and very interesting information panels. For those who like variety, there are also short films, interactive games et...More

Thank Alan H
Harriet W, Public Relations Manager at National Civil War Centre Newark Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Alan, thanks so much for your kind review. Really thrilled to hear that you and your girlfriend enjoyed your visit and that you made the most of your time here. Hope we will see you back for a return visit soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Certainly gives an insight into Newark in the Civil War and what conditions were like. Interesting insight into weapons, armour and related issues like medical treatments. The film made in 1942 to give US servicemen an insight into the UK says a lot about attitudes...More

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Harriet W, Public Relations Manager at National Civil War Centre Newark Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. Our day passes allow visitors to come and go as many times as they like through the days, so you're absolutely right, you can come in for an initial exploration and then take a break - pop out into the town...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

As a Civil War novelist this was my main reason for visiting Newark. Pitched at families and those who need a good introduction to what it was like in 1640s England during the “war without an enemy”. Engaging short dramatic films and many interactive exhibits....More

1  Thank GilaRivka
Harriet W, Public Relations Manager at National Civil War Centre Newark Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments - really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 10 September 2018

The actual museum is really interesting but the staff on the reception desk were a terrible example. We browsed in the shop after our visit and for a full 15 mins three members of staff were engrossed in a conversation about food and pizza oblivious...More

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Genevieve T, Marketing Assistant at National Civil War Centre Newark Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your review, KnockKnock. Sorry to hear you were disappointed in your experience with our staff. As you can see from our other reviews, this is quite anomalous as we usually receive great feedback about our friendly team. I’m sure that if you...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Movie shown in the cinema is excellent as are the many items on display it takes about 2 hours to tour the museum there is a car park about 200 meters down the street

1  Thank Englisheric
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Well presented, interestingly displayed, perhaps needing a bit more context and consideration of consequences for 21st century. Lovely adjoining cafe.

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MarkW7909
9 April 2017|
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Response from Genevieve T | 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 Genevieve T | 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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