National Civil War Centre

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14 Appletongate
NG24 1JY

A visit to The National Civil War Centre will plunge you deep into the heart of Britain’s deadliest conflict. Explore this richly dramatic era in British history, seeing stories of gunpowder, plague and plot as you walk through our fantastic galleries. Discover for yourself the clash between Roundhead and Royalist, brother and brother, and learn how a once all-powerful monarch lost his head to the axeman. Visitors will uncover the causes, major conflicts and nationwide consequences of the British Civil Wars with expertly curated objects and analysis as well as a fascinating focus on life in a town besieged three times from 1643 to 1646. With real objects, digital interactives, large screen cinema and costumes and armour for all to try, the National Civil War Centre makes a great day out. And with a fantastic range of events throughout the year, from a monthly series of talks by experts in the field, to full scale re-enactments and themed family activities, you can keep coming back and enjoying more unique opportunities to learn about this extraordinary time.

Further information

Opening Hours:

March to October Open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm. November to February Open 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm.


Day Tickets: Adults £8 Concessions (students and seniors 65+) £7 Children (5-16 years) £3.50 Children (under 5) Free! Carers (accompanying persons registered as disabled) Free Groups discounts are also available.


  • English Heritage
  • Museums Association

Travel directions:

Newark is well located next to the A1 and A46. If using satellite navigation (satnav) please enter the postcode NG24 1JY. Newark has ample long stay parking only a 10 minute walk from the centre. Additional car parking throughout the town centre, with accessible parking recommended just across the road from the National Civil War Centre at Appletongate Car Park. A drop off point for cars and coaches is available just outside the museum entrance. By Bus Newark Bus Station is on Lombard Street, in the town centre (7 mins). By Rail East Coast Mainline - Newark Northgate Station.

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