National Civil War Centre
Notice of Closure - COVID-19

Learning From Home - FREE RESOURCES

‌Since the National Civil War Centre’s temporary closure began, our Learning Team have been hard at work on a raft of projects to support both parents teaching from home and adults who are isolated. From guided tours to interactive games, illuminating podcasts and more as well as ‘Making History’ craft tutorials helping you make exciting history-themed projects with what you have at home, there should be plenty to keep you engaged and entertained during this difficult time. Keep checking back on this page, our Facebook page and YouTube channel as we share this fantastic new content!

‌‌‌‌Mini Museum

Mini Museum is a weekly session for children aged 0-5.  We can’t get into the museum, but we can still have fun with play, stories and messy making.  Every Monday, we’ll upload a new idea for a day of fun with your little ones. 

Game Zone

Discover games, puzzles, colouring and quizzes for all the family on our Game Zone page!

Making History!

Our crafty experts get busy, showing families how to make all sorts of fun historical things, from homemade musical instruments to the head of King Charles I!

Crafty Corner

Crafty Corner is for serious makers.  Have you ever wanted to know how to knit a Charles I doll?  Can you knit a battlefield? Give it a go in Crafty Corner!


Snuggle up with your story buddy and enjoy Storytime as some of our team read both classic and newly crafted stories. 

Star Objects

Star Objects shine a light on some of the most extraordinary objects from our fascinating collection with fun facts, films and podcasts giving you a special insight into their history. 

17th Century Tales

17th Century Tales from Cavalier Newark, recorded from a secret location deep undercover in Roundhead Nottingham. Delve deeper into stories about the Civil War and find out what really happened right here in Newark and Nottinghamshire. Warning – these stories contain some fairly gruesome facts! 

Meet the Experts

Fascinating podcasts from our Collections Team.


Plus, discover even more content on our YouTube channel and find a handy list of more great resources from other museums around the world here.