Nottingham Museums

Archives & Research

From the academic to the curious, our Collections and Exhibitions are curated to inspire.



At the heart of Nottingham Museums are our Collections, carefully preserved within our seven historic sites by our expert curators and team of volunteers. From ancient bronze-age swords and Roman curse tablets to Victorian toys and the first Raleigh Chopper, what will you discover?

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Many of the items in our Collections are not on display. If you would like to speak to our curators, or arrange a visit, please email



From Dinosaurs of China to Plant Blindness, Nottingham Museums’ exhibitions showcase the very best art and history from around the world.


Vyronas Friendship Agreement

In October 2021, the leader of Nottingham City Council Cllr David Mellen and the mayor of Vyronas municipality Mr Grigoris Katopodis signed a friendship agreement between the two areas, owing to Lord Byron’s connection to Nottingham and a Greek municipality, named after him.

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