Newark & Sherwood

Properties and events in Newark & Sherwood

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A guided walk/talk around Newark's timber framed heritage

Newark Library, London Road Car Park, Balderton Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1UW
In person
Pre-booking required

As well as spotting the less obvious & well-disguised timber-framed buildings, this walk, guided by local architect Bernard Martin, around the centre of Newark, will visit some of the timber-framed buildings.

A Lasting Legacy at Newark Cemetery Chapel Interpretation Centre

Newark Cemetery Chapel Interpretation Centre, London Road, 12, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1SQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The chapel in Newark Cemetery will be open with members of the Friends of Newark Cemetery on hand to help locate graves. There will also be a display in the Chapel entitled 'A Lasting Legacy'.

Art on the Move

Spotlight Gallery, Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2BU
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Friends of Newark Town Hall Museum and Art Gallery present 'Art on the Move' in the Spotlight Gallery. Traditional Folk Art began on canal boats in the 1850s and has evolved with styles adapted to modern materials and designs.

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

The Resource Centre, Block D, NSDC Depot, Brunel Drive, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2EG
In person
Pre-booking required

A curator tour of the museum's object store

Cavalry in the Courtyard

The National Civil War Centre, 14 Appletongate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1JY
In person
Pre-booking not required

Meet a Civil War Cavalry Soldier and his horse!

Civil War tour of Newark, including the Queens Sconce

Newark Castle, Newark Castle Gardens, Castle Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Kevin Winter will lead a Civil War tour of Newark. Explore some of the places that were at the heart of key events, ending at the Queens Sconce.

Exploring Local Maps - Newark Library

Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Baldertongate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1UW
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us to learn more about local maps available in Inspire Libraries.

Guided Tours of St Mary's Church, Lowdham

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Lowdham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG14 7BQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

A rare chance to see ancient graffiti and understand some of the history of our medieval village church.

Heritage Building Skills Demonstration and Participation

Newark Market Place, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1DU
In person
Pre-booking not required

When you look at the historic buildings around Newark you may wonder how they are kept looking like they did in the past. This is your chance to find out, as heritage building skills are demonstrated in the Market Place.

Lowdham Signal Box

The Sidings, off Station Road, Lowdham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG14 7DU
In person
Pre-booking preferred

See a historic railway signal box and try your hand on the levers. Learn what a signal box is for, and what the signalman did. This year we are holding signalling demonstrations.

Newark Heritage Barge

Riverside Park, Tolney Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Newark Heritage Barge 'Leicester Trader' is the last 'Trent' size cargo barge built to fit the old locks of the Trent Navigation Company. On board is a museum and learning resource, explaining life and work on the River Trent barges.

Newark Masonic Hall & Museum

Masonic Hall, The Avenue, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1ST
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visitors will be able to see artefacts related to the history of the Masons in Newark, including regalia and objects related to past members of the Lodge.

Norwood Park

Norwood Hall, Halam Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0PF
In person
Pre-booking required

The Gardens of Norwood will be open for to explore all aspects of the Estate from the Woodland Walk to the Apple Orchards. From kids crafts and activities to talks from our very own Sir John and Head Gardener Alex. Norwood is the perfect day out!

Routes, Networks & Connections with Newark at the heart - a walking tour

The Bandstand, Newark Castle Gardens, Castle Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Kevin Winter will lead a walking tour of Newark looking at the routes, networks and connections that Newark has been at the heart of for centuries.

St Swithin's Church Open Day

St Swithin's Church, Potter Lane, Wellow, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0EW
In person
Pre-booking not required

A rare opportunity to visit a beautiful village church and chat to our local experts about its fascinating history.

Talk on the Rise of John de Codyngton, 14th Century Cleric

The Buttermarket, Middle Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1AL
In person
Pre-booking required

John de Codyngton was a 14th Cleric who started his career in Newark. The talk concentrates on his career in the church, his connections to Chancery, Chantry Foundations, links to merchants and his country wide connections.

Talk on the Ventures of Robert Stuffyn, 14th Century Wool Merchant

The Buttermarket, Middle Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1AL
In person
Pre-booking required

Robert Stuffyn was a 14th century Wool Merchant who traded out of Newark. The talk concentrates on his career in wool exports, his interactions with King Edward III, Hanseatic merchants and his chantry foundations.

The Heritage of Wellow – at Wellow's Heritage Centre

Wellow Church Schoolroom, Newark Road, Wellow, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0EA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

An opportunity to view Wellow's heritage displays, listen to a fascinating local history talk and take part in a guided walk around a village that is teeming with fascinating heritage.

The Journey

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Laxton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0PA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Exploring the stories of migration and evacuation on the Kindertransport during the Holocaust.

The Workhouse and Infirmary

Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0PT
In person
Pre-booking not required

In our 200th anniversary year, come and walk up paupers’ path and unearth what life was like for the people who sought refuge at The Workhouse and Infirmary.