Civil War Centre, Newark

For a window into the turbulent times our house was built in, and the context for the remarkable lives of original residents Col Francis Hacker and Isabel Hacker, the new Civil War Centre in Newark provides an impressive window into the past.

Among the exhibitions are a 15 minute film about Col Francis Hacker, focusing on his trial and execution for regicide, and on the divisions that tore him apart from his family, most of whom sided with the Royalists – including his brother who was killed in a skirmish in Colston Bassett. You will also find  Col Hacker’s actual jacket on display.