Transforming Nottingham Castle into a world-class heritage destination

The story so far...

A total of £29.4 million is being invested to redevelop the Nottingham Castle site, including the Ducal Palace and Grounds and the sprawling cave systems hidden within the Castle Rock.

The site is now closed for work to start and is expected to re-open in 2020.

The plans for this transformation are both ambitious and sympathetic. One thousand years of history lie ready to be discovered on a site rich in archaeology and human interest. A beacon of power, protest and rebellion throughout the centuries, Nottingham Castle will be revitalised to reflect the wealth of its history, the depth of its collections and the lives of the people of Nottingham.


Project Vision

Animation courtesy of Casson Mann.

What’s happening now?

Work is now underway on site! Check out the time lapse films on our Construction page for a glimpse of the action.


Did you know that Nottingham Castle is a Scheduled Monument? This means that the archaeological remains on site (of which there are many) are of national importance.

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With new-build elements, sympathetic extensions, restoration and conservation work, our capital build programme is truly unique.

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Brand new galleries and exciting visitor experiences will reveal the diverse history of the Castle in a compelling and engaging way


A spectacular Medieval Castle once stood on this very spot and many of its features still stand.

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Robin Hood

Experience the legend of Robin Hood

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Step back in time to experience three of Nottingham’s most rebellious and bloody episodes.

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The Power of Art and Making

Be inspired by Nottingham’s creative past

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Latest Updates

Excitement builds as landmark construction works are completed at Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle is a step closer to becoming a world-class visitor destination and heritage site following the completion of major improvement works.

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Nottingham creatives to help bring city’s rebellious past to life

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Nottingham Castle seeks creative companies to deliver exciting digital exhibits for new visitor experience

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