National Civil War Centre


A number of items within the collection are nationally and internationally important.

Highlights of the collection include the stunning Newark Torc, a 2,000 year old Iron Age torc found by a local metal detectorist, a breath-taking 7th century Anglo Saxon gold and garnet cross that is similar in construction to the Staffordshire Hoard, an art collection including works by local artists such as William Cubley and  Robert Kiddey alongside such notable figures as Bridget Riley, Winifred Nicholson, Walter Sickert and the Newark born Sir William Nicholson and the printing press used to print the first two editions of Lord Byron’s poems in Newark.