Lakeside Arts Centre
Offering one of the most exciting arts venues in the region, the Lakeside Arts Centre is bustling hub of comedy, dance, drama, music, exhibitions, and workshops. The house and gallery, concert hall and theatre are all worth a visit, take a look at ‘What's On’ to plan your visit.
Situated a little outside the city centre at Nottingham university, the centre is a short train ride from our hotel.
Wollaton Hall and Park
Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor mansion designed by Robert Smythson. Completed in 1588 and open to the public since 1926, the hall is now the home to the city's Natural History Museum, the city's Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery. The house interior oozes history and heritage, allowing visitors to feel like they’ve stepped back in time. The extensive parks and gardens offer plenty for explorers and is a great immersion into wildlife and stunning natural beauties away from the city centre.
The Wollaton Hall and Park is free entry, and is a short 30 minute train ride from Jurys Inn Nottingham.
One of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK, Nottingham Contemporary offers the perfect day out for the culture vultures visiting the city centre. Inspired by neighbouring warehouses, the bold and elegant design of the centre offers a sharp and modern building that is impressive both inside and out. There are four galleries, ‘a performance and film Space’, ‘a Learning room’, ‘The Study’, ‘The Shop and Cafe.Bar.Contemporary’, all lit by skylights, giving the gallery an open and spacious feel as you explore the impressive collections.
The gallery has varying opening times but is roughly open between 10/11am and 5-7pm. Entry is free, and exhibitions do change throughout the year, take a look at 'What’s on' to plan your visit. Nottingham Contemporary is a brief 10 minute walk from our hotel.
With a unique and interesting history, this 19th century workhouse offers an atmospheric and educational day out. The Workhouse offered refuge to the Victorian poor who were desperate and desolate. Follow in their footsteps and travel back in time as you explore the dormitories, day rooms, work yards, and more, of this large and harsh prison design inspired building. The audio guide offers a great journey through the house, building an atmosphere of what it had been like in the 19th century.
The welcome tour runs 11am -12pm with the workhouse then opening from 12-5pm. Entry costs £7.70 for adults and £3.85 for children. The Workhouse is situated a little north of Nottingham city centre, a 30 minute drive from our hotel.