1,000 years of history and creativity. Legendary adventures with Robin Hood. Nine glorious galleries. One extraordinary day out.
Nottingham Castle, the site of a former medieval fortress, and now an elegant Ducal Palace in newly landscaped grounds, has played many roles in the city’s history.
Start your journey to Robin Hood Adventures in the cool and eerily lit tunnel, transporting visitors with a soundscape recreating medieval Nottingham. Immerse yourself in the legend of our own outlaw with mixed-reality activities, including a longbow competition and sparring with a quarterstaff.
Experience an underground adventure in the network of caves snaking through Castle Rock. Our passionate and knowledgeable team of Explainers lead guided tours throughout the day, packed full of tales and fascinating facts.
Explore the Castle’s collections of fine and decorative arts in some of the most atmospheric spaces in the Ducal Palace. From medieval alabaster to contemporary photography, Nottingham lace to stunning ceramics and historic oil paintings - there’s a treasure trove of art for everyone, highlighting fascinating stories and lives. Be inspired by a programme of world-class temporary exhibitions and discover the city’s most rebellious and bloody episodes in the interactive Rebellion Gallery, telling the story of the people of Nottingham and their inherent rebel spirit.
For younger visitors, aged seven to twelve, head to Hood’s Hideout, the medieval themed adventure playground, a perfect place for imaginations to run wild.
The contemporary Visitor Centre, resting harmoniously in the remodelled landscape of the Castle’s grounds, ensures a warm welcome for visitors as they arrive. Inside, visitors will find all the essentials that help make a successful day out, including the Castle Shop stocked with a carefully curated selection of items from local makers.