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Artifacts from across the ages, here are a small selection of some of the treasures on display or preserved at Nottingham Museums.

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Antiquities

Artefacts from the ancient past, including stunning Ancient Greek and Egyptian relics.

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Archaeology

From one of only eight bronze swords found in England to an ancient Roman curse tablet, these items have been hidden by the ages and unearthed over time to give a rare glimpse into our past.

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Costume & Textiles

Examples of fine clothes and hangings that hint at Nottingham’s incredible history with textiles.

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Decorative Arts

An outstanding display from the best craftsmen of the time.

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Earth Sciences

Fascinating specimens from our history, this collection comprises of creatures long extinct.

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Fine Art

A collection of fine paintings from renowned artists adorn the walls of Nottingham’s museums

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Industry

Nottingham’s industrial past is uncovered in this collection of mechanical marvels.

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Life Science

A small look into some of our planet’s most unusual creatures, from octopus and owls to crabs and turtles.

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Newstead

Newstead Abbey is the ancestral home of 19th century poet Lord Byron, and houses 800 years of history.

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Social History

A collection of items from Nottingham’s many cultural groups, giving an insight into the way people have lived in the city over the past 500 years. The archive contains several thousand items.

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Lace

Nottingham is renowned for its lace collection worldwide, and Nottingham Museums is at the heart of Nottingham’s collection.

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World Cultures

A collection of artefacts from cultures across the globe, from games and transport to armor and weaponry.

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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.

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