National Civil War Centre


We are excited to have started reintroducing some fantastic events from our reopening in May. Please keep checking back for more coming soon and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest.

A young child plays with light-up coloured blocks during a mini museum play session

Thursdays in term time, 10.30am to 11.30am

Mini Museum invites families with children under 5 to come along to engage, learn and play at Newark's fantastic National Civil War Centre.

A jester performing to crowds at the Medieval Fun Day in the grounds of Newark Castle

Saturday 1st April, 10am to 4pm, Newark Castle

Join us for a FREE family fun day in place of our April Family Saturday as Newark Castle becomes a time machine! Travel back 800 years and enjoy an experience of medieval life in the grounds.

The Newark Torc, an ancient band of coiled gold with two ornamental circles of gold at the front

Saturday 1st April, 10am to 3pm

The stories of mystery objects will be unfurled next week as we welcome metal detectorists and members of the public to our latest Finds Liaison Day.

a young girl tries on a replica helmet and breastplate

Saturday 1st to Saturday 15th April, 10am to 5pm

Come and play in our galleries this Easter holiday, with family-friendly facts about our amazing objects, dressing up and fun musket and pike drills to enjoy together. With FREE entry for Newark and Sherwood residents!

Family Saturday - a father and his two daughters enjoy dressing up in the galleries

Saturday 6th May, 10am to 5pm, FREE entry for Newark and Sherwood residents

Join us for Family Saturday as we fill the museum with fun for all ages! 

Tuesday 4th April, 3.30pm to 5pm

Sip your way through the centuries at our Time Travelling Teas! At 19-Twenteas, go back to the Palace Theatre's opening year of 1920 for cucumber sandwiches and high tea.

Tuesday 6th June, 3.30pm to 5pm

Sip your way through the centuries at our Time Travelling Teas! Experience all the delights of a proper 1970s birthday tea!