The Long Gallery

This space houses a permanent display of the best of the museum's fine art. The painting collection covers British and European art ranging in date from the 11th century to the present day.  Highlights include: a group of 17th Dutch and Northern European paintings; paintings by important Nottingham artists Paul Sandby, Richard Parkes Bonington, Thomas Barber, John Rawson Walker and Henry Dawson; a 20th century British collection including works by William Nicholson, Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Dame Laura Knight, Harold Knight, Edward Burra, Edward Wadsworth and Tristram Hillier, Mathew Smith, L.S. Lowry, Ivon Hitchens and Stanley Spencer

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Decorative Arts

Permanent exhibition

The collection includes ceramics, glass, silver and jewellery. The Joseph Collection of mainly 18th century Wedgwood Jasperware is one of the largest and finest in the world.

The History Gallery

Permanent exhibition

Discover over 15 centuries of Nottingham history brought to life in the museum through interactive display and stories. Learn about the sites turbulent past, it's legends and people of the...

Threads Gallery

Permanent exhibition

An exquisite collection of outfits, shoes, hats, masks, fabrics and textiles from around the world and through the ages. From Victorian dress to a suit by internationally renowned fashion icon and...

WFR Sherwood Foresters Regimental Museum

Permanent exhibition

An informative museum charting the history of a local regiment, who are now part of the Mercian Regiment.

The Family Gallery

Permanent exhibition

The museum features interactive displays and 'Golden Prospects' in the Family Gallery. 'Golden Prospects' invites our younger visitors (particularly children aged 3-8 years old and their grown ups)...

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