Exploring Local History

Throughout the area there are opportunities to step back in time to when this part of Britain was alive with passions and conflicts that resonate down the ages. The Civil War, the birth of Quakerism, the rise of the landed gentry, the Industrial revolution. From Viking trails to restored Canals, grand Stately Homes to austere Victorian workhouses, here are a few of the places that bring the past to life.

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Civil War Centre, Newark

Nottingham Castle

Southwell Workhouse – National Trust



Online resources

East Midlands History Society

Thoroton Society

Nottingham Local History Society

Leicestershire Archeological and Historical Society