Nottingham Museums


Nottingham Museums is a Nottingham City Council service that promotes the rich history preserved within the walls of seven historic sites across the City.


Discover the past

Established in 1878, our goal is to collate and display the best arts and crafts from around the world.


Our role

Nottingham Museums is the oldest municipal museum service outside of London and currently oversees seven sites across the City.

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Our team

Meet some of our curatorial team


Sheila Wright

Curator of Natural Sciences, Wollaton Hall

Curator of Biology at Nottingham Natural History Museum, Wollaton Hall, I oversee collections of invertebrate (animals without backbones: insect, crustacean, spider and mollusc) and vertebrate (backboned animals: fish, amphibian, reptile, bird and mammal).


Simon Brown

Curator of Collections, Newstead Abbey

Curator at Newstead Abbey since October 2016, my background is museum collections, front of house, exhibition installation, education and artefact documentation.


Adam Smith

Curator of Natural Sciences, Wollaton Hall

As a Curator of Natural Sciences at the Nottingham Natural History Museum, Wollaton Hall, I’m co-responsible for the ongoing documentation and care of some 750,000 natural history objects.


Our work

Our work is imperative in helping protect and preserve artifacts and sites like Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Hall for future generations.

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With specialist curators across the various heritage sites responsible for creating bespoke exhibitions and ensuring the upkeep of the rare and precious objects within collection. If you have a particular interest and would like explore within a given collection, email

Similarly if you have an enquiry relating to visiting the museum itself or one of the museums facilities, contact or

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