Nottingham Castle to reopen after redevelopment

Nottingham Castle to reopen after redevelopment

Nottingham City Council has announced that Nottingham Castle will reopen on 26 June, following redevelopment work. The redevelopment includes a new visitor centre and cafe at the castle’s entrance. It will also include a new adventure playground in the moat in addition to modernised internal galleries and exhibition spaces.

The City Council was handed back the site following the liquidation of Nottingham Castle Trust last November. A decision was taken by the Council’s Executive Board on 21 March 2023 to work towards reopening the whole site in June managed directly by Nottingham City Council as part of its Museums and Galleries service.

Commenting on the reopening Cllr Pavlos Kotsonis, said: “I am delighted to be able to announce that Nottingham Castle will open again on Monday 26th June. Nottingham without its castle is like Robin Hood without his merry men, so it’s going to be fantastic to have it back at the heart of our city’s life.

“We’ve already seen with the Coronation events and the sold-out Eurovision event that people are eager to return to the site – and we’re very keen to welcome them back. With the final chance for a grounds only sneak preview with the new ‘Medieval Legends’ open day, visitors of all ages can discover the grounds of the Castle during the bank holiday at the end of May ahead of the full reopening of the site.

“We hope this announcement will come as welcome news, as we have endeavoured to listen to what visitors didn’t like about the Trust’s admission arrangements, and I believe the simpler pricing and exceptional value we are announcing will help to encourage visitors, near and far, to come back again and again.”

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