Free entry to Nottingham day out, Newark Air Museum: 26 April
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Free entry to Nottingham day out, Newark Air Museum: 26 April

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BBC Radio Nottingham's "Big Day Out" is on Sunday 26th April 2015 offering free entry to heritage attractions across Nottinghamshire. The event is a celebration of the county's history and the places taking part are inviting you to come and see what they have to offer. All the venues involved are offering free admission in some form.
Please check the details on this page carefully as in some cases you will need to take a print out with you.

Bestwood Winding Engine, Bestwood Country Park, Off Park Road, Bestwood Village NG6 8ZA
Bestwood Country Park was once home to one of the busiest coal mines in Nottinghamshire. The Winding Engine House is the last remaining part of the former colliery. The tall brick building houses a huge winding engine which lowered colliers into the mine shaft, and winched mined coal up to the surface. Originally it was powered by steam, but today's visitors see the massive engine turned by an electrical motor. The Engine House is open for free on the Big Day Out from 10am to 12 noon with volunteers on hand to explain how it works and the Dynamo House café will also be open serving homemade cakes. Children can be 'History Hunters'
and dress up as both modern and Victorian miners and the family fun trolley has more to keep them occupied too. To find out more call 0115 976 2422

Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum, Cross Street, Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8QY
The museum contains a collection of items dedicated to the mining industry and the social history surrounding the community of Bilsthorpe. There are accurate models of the heavy machinery used in collieries, breathing apparatus, photographs etc - as well as a team of volunteers to show visitors round and explain the history. The museum is open from 10am to 4pm on the Big Day Out.

Calverton Folk Museum, Main Street, Calverton, NG14 6FG
The museum is dedicated to Victorian Calverton, with four rooms exhibiting period furniture and dress. There is also an actual framework knitting machine on display.
The museum will be open from 2.00pm until 5.00pm.

City Of Caves, Drury Walk, Upper Level, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre,
Nottingham NG1 7LS
*** PRINT OUT NEEDED ***
Free guided tours at the City of Caves where you can discover a hidden world beneath your feet! 11am, 11:30am, 3pm, 3:30pm only. You must bring a print out of this page. Maximum of 20 people on a tour. First come first served.

D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, 8a Victoria Street, Eastwood, NG16 3AW
This house is where David Herbert Richard Lawrence was born in 1885 and is the first of the Lawrence family's four Eastwood homes. On this taster day you will learn about his family life and the type of working class home and mining family that shaped his formative years. The venue is open from 11.00am until 5.00pm with final entry at 4.40pm. For more information call 01773 717353.

D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, NG16 3DZ
This building offers an exhibition on D. H. Lawrence and the local area's proud mining history. As a boy Lawrence would pick up his father's wages from this impressive building, which was the offices of the local coal owners, Barber, Walker & Co. The centre is open 10.00am until 5.00pm.

Flintham Museum, Inholms Road, Flintham, Nottinghamshire NG23 5LF
This attraction looks at rural life through the eyes of a village shopkeeper. The museum's shop window theme in 2015 will be about the role of rural women because the Women's Institute celebrates its national centenary this year. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available in the village hall which is close to the museum. The museum will be open free of charge from 11am until 4pm. Behind the museum there is a community shop so you'll be able to spot the changes in shopping over the last century.

Framework Knitters Museum, Chapel Street, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE.
Nottinghamshire folk have been Framework Knitting for over 400 years. You'll discover the poor living and working conditions which led to the 19th century Luddite Riots and the creativity which resulted in the birth of Nottingham Lace. Have-a-go and make your own knitted souvenir. see a Framework Knitter in action, explore the garden, the wash house and other period buildings. Admission is free for BBC Radio Nottingham's Big Day Out. Open 11.00am to 4.30pm. For more information call 0115
984 6914.

Galleries of Justice Museum, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1HN
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Free Sheriff's Guided Tours of the historic Lace Market. Every half an hour from 10:30am - 2:00pm. You must present a print out of this page on arrival. Maximum of 20 people on a tour. First come first served.

Green's Windmill and Science Centre, Windmill Lane, Sneinton, NG2 4QB
The windmill was built by the father of notable scientist and mathematician George Green in 1807. Many of our technologies today, such as mobile phones, are based on Green's amazing ground-breaking theorem. Today the still-working mill is a popular museum and science centre, which teaches new generations of children about the valuable work of George Green. The centre is open 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Charges may apply for some activities. For more information call 0115 915 6878.

Iron Age Roundhouse, Woodview Farm, Mansfield Lane, Calverton,
Nottingham NG14 6HP
The Roundhouse was built in 2006 as a research project looking at construction methods using the same tools, timber and building materials that were originally used over 2,500 years ago. Once completed it became apparent that the house had a second function as an educational resource complementing traditional classroom teaching methods. The inside is set out to illustrate how an extended family of between 12 to 20 people would have lived and worked together. The Roundhouse will be open between 1.00pm and 4.00pm on the Big Day Out. There is no need to book.

Laxton Heritage Museum and Village Tour, Main Street, Laxton, NG22 0NU
Join Stuart Rose on a 3 hour guided tour of Laxton village and its agricultural heritage starting from the Laxton Visitor Centre which is beside

The Dovecote Inn.
The tour will include a visit to the site of Laxton Castle and the open medieval farming fields ending with a look at traditional Victorian farming tools and household items at Laxton Heritage Museum. Participants should wear stout walking footwear suitable for walking off road. The walk is not suitable for anyone who cannot manage a minimum of 800m off road. The tour commences at 10.30am. To book your place call Stuart Rose on 07939228353.

The Malt Cross, 16 St James's Street, Nottingham NG1 6FG
Come and explore the Malt Cross music hall and learn about its glorious days as a live music venue during the Victorian era followed by the slow decline of the music hall's reputation due to gambling, crime and debauchery. You can visit the recently renovated floors below the music hall including our underground cave network where you can explore the history of our site dating back over 300 years. Free tours running between 10am-2pm. Places are limited and booking is advisable by calling
0115 9411048.

Museum of Nottingham life at Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham NG1 6AD
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The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard Museum which includes a step back in time to discover over 300 years of Nottingham's history. Witness for yourself what houses and shops would have looked like in the early 1900s and see a huge variety of items (from toys to tools) that span the years. For more information call 0115 876 1400. Admission is free for BBC Radio Nottingham's Big Day Out but you must take a print out of this page. Open 12am to 4pm - last entry 30mins before closing.

Newark Air Museum, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY
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Located on part of the former World War Two airfield at Winthorpe in eastern Nottinghamshire. There's a diverse collection of aircraft and cockpit sections covering the history of aviation. The aircraft on display include ten national benchmark aircraft, 29 significant aircraft and 18 noteworthy aircraft as listed in the National Aviation Heritage Register. Open 10.00am - 5.00pm (last admission at 4.00pm). Admission is free for BBC Radio Nottingham's Big Day Out but you must take a print out of this page in order to get in.

Newstead Abbey & Park, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire NG15 8NA.
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Newstead Abbey is throwing open its doors for the Big Day Out and holding a free 'Open House' event. The Abbey is the ancestral home of the poet Lord Byron but was founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century. To this day the house retains much of its historic character including medieval cloisters, Chapter House (now the Chapel) and a collection of medieval stone carvings and manuscripts. The pen house takes place from 12 noon - 4pm - last entry 1hr before closing.
Admission is free, but you must take a print out of this page to secure entry and car parking charges still apply. Charges may apply for some activities. For more information call 01623 455900

Nottingham Castle Museum, Lenton Road, Nottingham, NG1 6EL
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A magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original medieval castle has a vibrant museum and art gallery housing collections of silver, glass, decorative items, visual arts, paintings and Nottinghamshire archaeology and history.
Charges may apply for some activities.
Open 10am-5pm - last entry 1hr before closing. For more information call 0115 876 1400.

Nottingham Industrial Museum, Wollaton Park, Nottingham NG8 2AE
The museum is located in the 17th century stables block of Wollaton Hall and houses a unique collection of working steam and diesel engines as well as examples of textile and transport technologies. There are also exhibits reflecting local industries such as mining, railways, bicycles, motorcycles, lace, telecommunications,pharmaceuticals, tobacco and printing. The museum won the Nottinghamshire

Heritage Site of the Year Award 2012. Open 11am to 4pm.
The Queen's Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum, Thoresby Courtyard, Thoresby Park, Nr Perlethorpe, Nottinghamshire NG22 9EP
Nottinghamshire's Cavalry Museum displays the historic collections of The Queen's Royal Lancers, the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and the South Nottinghamshire Hussars. The Museum has recently completed a new WWI exhibition, "Call to Arms", which has proved very popular with visitors. The main feature is an indoor Trench system, which provides an experience of life in the trenches. Complete with artefacts, sounds, stories and film footage from the period. These collections are of national importance and are displayed together for the first time in the newly renovated wing of Thoresby Courtyard. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm Wednesday to Sunday inclusive (last entry 4.00pm).

Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF
Rufford Abbey sits in 150 acres of historic parkland, woodlands and gardens, the grounds offer romantic ruins of a 12th century abbey, formal and children's garden, wheel of fortune maze, Craft Centre and woodland walks. To add to all the Park has to offer you can enjoy a fun free event, the Grand Historical and Vintage Bazaar, the multi period "bring and buy" sale that includes re-enactors, collectors, historical traders and vintage enthusiasts. There are a number of groups staging living history
as well as combat, arms and armour, weaponry, archery, musket firing and soldiers on parade. You can meet the historical characters and dress up in their historical attire. If that wasn't enough you can pick up an historic or vintage bargain at one of over 80 stalls, and enjoy a range of classic cars and vehicles. The event is free of charge (£5 car parking) and opens at 11am to 4.30pm, it's a fun historic day out for all the family.

Stonebridge City Farm, Stonebridge Road, St Ann's, NG3 2FR
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The farm will have all the usual attractions available, including animal feeding, small animal holding, kiddies play area, picnic area and farm shop. Admission is always free but there's a free cup of tea/coffee or drink of orange/blackcurrant cordial for each person with a web-page print out. The farm will be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

William Booth Birthplace Museum, Notintone Place, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4QG
An independent museum and Grade II listed Georgian terraced house - the birthplace of the founder of The Salvation Army, William Booth. Step back in time to see the house as it would have appeared in 1829 and learn about the life of the young William, who was indelibly shaped by the radical ideas of his time. Discover what made William choose the path that would lead him to become Nottingham's most famous preacher and social reformer and leader of a worldwide movement that
is active in 126 countries today. Refreshments will be available. On street parking nearby. Free entry. The museum is opening on a Sunday especially for the Big Day Out from 11.15am to 5pm. For information call 0115 979 3464.

Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum, Nottingham, NG8 2AE
The museum is set in an Elizabethan mansion located in a 500 acre deer park. Daily tours of the hall give you a chance to see behind the scenes, such as the Tudor kitchens or the beautiful Prospect Room with views over the natural landscape.
Stylish courtyard café on-site. Car Parking charges apply. Charges may apply for some activities. For more information call 0115 915 3900.

The Workhouse, Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PT
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Walking up the paupers' path towards The Workhouse it is easy to imagine how the Victorian poor might have felt as they sought refuge here. The stories of those who lived and worked here in the 1840s help bring the building to life and prompt reflection on how society has tackled poverty through the centuries. The Workhouse is open from 12-5pm on the Big Day Out, last entry 4pm. You will need a print out of this page to gain free entry. For more information call 01636 817260

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thanks for posting this , we had a great day out Rufford Abbey Country Park
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