Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, 2009, © the artist

The collection includes British and European paintings from the 11th-century to the present, with a section on Nottingham landscapes. Works by local artists including Paul Sandby, Richard Parkes Bonington and Laura Knight make a strong contribution to the museum’s collection.

Contemporary works focus on photography, displaying pieces by Yinka Shonibare, Craigie Horsfield and the recent purchase made thanks to the Art Fund, a new photograph Escape Artist (Multicoloured) by Sam Taylor Wood.

The craft collection focuses on textiles. This relates to the city’s great industrial past, producing fabric, embroidery and lace. Contemporary additions to the collection include pieces by Liz Rideal, Grayson Perry and Lucy Brown that expand upon this history. The photography and textile collections are often included within temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

Editor’s note:
A lovely grand building (but not a castle) in beautifully planted grounds, the climb up the hill to the museum is a little strenuous but extremely rewarding with wonderful views right across the city, particularly from the large café. Enter the house and up the gradual incline of the stairs you will find the very pleasing galleries where room follows room.


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