Nottingham Industrial Museum
Visit this gem of a museum located in the 17th century stables block of Wollaton Hall. See a unique collection of working steam and diesel engines, carriages dating back to the 17th century, locally made motorcycles, and cycles produced by the famous Raleigh Company founded in the 1880s in Raleigh Street.
In the Textile Gallery learn about the textile industry and the lace makers in Nottingham. You will also see three excellent examples of hand knitting frames for producing woollen, knitted goods, as well as spinning and lace machines.
There is also a section covering the history of Boots the chemist in the museum, and interesting items from Players. There is so much to see here and the exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable staff are more than willing to give you a tour of the museum.
Facilities: Disabled Access – Because the museum is located in a listed building, it has not been possible to link the two sections of the museum (which are at different levels) with a wheelchair ramp. While the main part of the museum is all on a single floor, with no steps, disabled access to the communications gallery, which is at the top of several steps, is via a separate entrance. Please ask the reception desk volunteer(s)to open the entrance.
Wollaton Park has several car parks. Please note that parking charges apply (£2 for 3 hours or £4 per day)
Opening Times: Open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday – 11:00am to 17:00pm
Costs: Adult: £2.00