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  • vics40
    Bristol, UK370 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great experience & very interesting!
    The caves in this experience are loacted under the Broadmarsh shopping area, and the insight to how these caves were previously used was fasinacting. Our guide was great! & very knowledgable.
    This is a fab way to spend just over an hour with family, friends, couples or if on a solo visit.
    Written May 7, 2024
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  • Anyone Elsa
    Axminster, UK100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to the museum while on holiday in the area. Glad we did as it was very interesting and thought provoking and it made us talk about the old and current justice system on our way back to our holiday base. It wasn't busy when we were there so we were able to take our time and take it all in. We went to watch the mock trial and horror of horrors we had to take part! But it was all good fun. We weren't overly impressed with the cafe though - the ladies were friendly but the bacon sandwiches were underwhelming and it felt like we were sitting in a room full of junky odds and ends that someone was in the middle of sorting out for a car boot sale which was odd.
    Written July 5, 2024
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  • G_201456
    Guildford, UK205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour to the roof and prospect room. Lots of information shared. Taxidermy is in the other rooms of the house which is interesting. Lovely outside.
    Written July 20, 2024
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  • Kim O
    74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing find so interesting but wierd my phone has never made random recordings before but during my visit it made 3 and took a photo . Have been telling everyone I have met today to visit . It is small but well worth the visit will definitely go again
    Written July 18, 2024
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  • Steve B
    Petersfield, UK449 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    When is a castle not a castle? When you visit Nottingham. It is no more than a glorified art gallery. And views over Nottingham are, well, just that. Views over Nottingham. What made the difference was the extra £5 for the caves. This was hosted by an enthusiastic and knowledgable guide. Pay the additional £5…..
    Written July 11, 2024
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  • funnello13
    Grimsby, UK122 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First visit to this lovely well restored Victorian theatre, and what a pleasant surprise. Very sympathetically restored, comfortable and welcoming.
    A very good experience, and one which will be repeated.
    Written February 23, 2024
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  • Jürgen L
    Dinslaken, Germany5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant museum showing lots of machines and vehicles from the area. Explains about Nottingham‘s varied industries. Excellent steam hall with working Models and giant engines. Did. you know that Nottingham was the first city to have a pressurized fresh water supply? Very friendly and helpful Volunteers who can tell you everything.
    Written July 20, 2024
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  • gem7ruby
    Worcestershire, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Being a knitter, and interested in British history, I found this museum very interesting. Just the cafe and the garden was wonderful to see with delishous baked goods and herb plants all around.
    They had so many great knitted items on sale too. The scarves in many colours were so beutiful.
    The frames all told a story( well it was Gill really and she was so knowlegeable) you were trasported back to a bygone era with the sounds/ noise of the knitting frames at work.
    We had a go at knitting on a small circular frame and we were able to take it home afterwards. I am not yet sure if I make the piece into ankle warmers or wristwarmers!
    I will definately go back and see it all again. We also got to see where the knitters used to live and I found this so lovely. Seeing vintage knitted goods and fabulous bedspreads.
    My most favorite find were the Beatles stockings on display in a drawer.
    Written July 18, 2024
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  • msgaladrial
    London, UK40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attended a concert yesterday . Great time was had . Staff organised and helpful . As all other venues drinks are very expensive . Hard plastic chairs with not much room , very intimate when seated with strangers haha . Precarious if you need to get out during the event . Needs lighting on stairs . Great sound , great show , near to City centre . Will return again . Not too big which I prefer for bands .
    Written July 9, 2024
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  • Braindamagedbaron
    Newark-on-Trent, UK1,105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Market Square in Nottingham has the clue in the name really. It’s a market Square and it’s smack bang in the middle of Nottingham city centre.
    We don’t live in the city but we’re regular visitors and find the square a nice space to wander around. If you’re being overly harsh, there are too many chain shops surrounding it and the local heart has been kicked out. The Council House sits proudly on one side dominating proceedings. An impressive building that fits right in.
    The Square comes alive at Christmas when the market takes over the area. Nottingham puts on a show at that time of year and the market is a centerpiece worth visiting.
    The statue celebrating Brian Clough is just off the square and a pilgrimage for many. Impossible to rate the statue, but it's certainly in the top one.
    Written April 24, 2024
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  • Hils
    Sleaford, UK171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    These guys are blooming amazing. We had a very small hen group(4) and tried everywhere to get in but because there was so few of us nobody wanted to know. Then I emailed these guys and they managed to book us in which was such ann easy and positive process they even managed to provide us with 3 activities BLIND FOLD DRIVING ASSAULT COURSE KNIFE AND ACE THROWING…. All at short notice
    We arrived and not sure what to expect but boy what a great team of guys and great activities we had mark and he was hilarious and so much fun as well as being evil at some points. Our group had the best time doing these activities and are so pleased we found this great place we’ll definitely be returning so much fun and the assault course was a killer but so great to have done it. Guys thanks for a fantastic time and making our hen some fabulous memories mark you were awesome thanks. I can’t recommend this place and these guys enough
    Written June 12, 2023
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  • The Codnor Traveller
    Codnor, UK107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family and I decided to visit this adorable little inner-city farm on a bit of a whim on one of the very few occasions we actually had some free time together.

    It is a terrific little farm offering families (with very much an emphasis placed on children) the chance to get up close to traditional farmyard animals (sheep, goats, cows, pigs and ponies), as well as some non-traditional ones (birds, rabbits and tortoises) and even feed them.

    There are little information boards around the various "pens" (for want of a better word) so the children can learn about them at the same time.

    The location of this farm is important. Its based in St Anns - one of the most (if not the most) deprived areas of the City of Nottingham and so it isn't a stretch to imagine that this place provides people in that area with the ONLY opportunity they have had, or are ever likely to have, to be in the presence of goats, pigs and cows, let alone feed them. It is such a valuable asset, not just to St Anns, but to Nottingham as a whole.

    The site is relatively small (being built back in 1980, on the site originally intended for a school), but it has plenty to see and do. There is a little shop, a cafe, and a kids' playground too. There is an education building with a purpose-built classroom, and schools are encouraged to visit. It also does a lot of work with children/young adults with special needs.

    It is run almost entirely by volunteers (though it does retain some staff), who I imagine get as much out of the place as those who visit) and operates solely on grants and donations. I hope Nottingham City Council helps fund this place, as it does more for the community in one day than a thousand Goose Fairs or "carnivals" could ever hope to do.

    You've probably guessed by now that entry to this place is entirely free. You donate if you can.

    I can only imagine money is tight, as that seems to be the case everywhere these days, but you can be assured that, should this be the case, it does not compromise the care that the animals receive. They are quite clearly all very well looked after.

    I urge you (particularly if you have small children) in the strongest possible terms to come and visit this lovely piece of Nottingham.
    Written June 5, 2024
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