Newark-on-Trent or Newark is a market town and civil parish in the Newark and Sherwood district of Nottinghamshire, dating back to the Roman era. Today a busy town with its own castle and is a busy market town.
The air museum is located on part of the former World War Two airfield of RAF Winthorpe, close to the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire border. Its diverse collection of more than 90 aircraft and cockpit sections covers the history of aviation, the aircraft on display include 13 (thirteen) National Benchmark aircraft; 34 (thirty-four) Significant aircraft and 21 (twenty-one) Noteworthy aircraft as listed in the National Aviation Heritage Register.
The Workhouse, Southwell
Built in 1824 as a place of last resort for the poor and needy. Its architecture, influenced by prison design and its harsh regime became a blueprint for workhouses throughout the country. Come and learn all about daily life in the 1840’s.
National Civil War Centre Newark Museum
It was Britain's deadliest conflict and one which shaped our modern world. Discover how the people of Newark survived three sieges by dodging cannon fire, hammering flat family silver to make coins, only for plague to ravage the town. Find out why people took up arms against their neighbours.
Cathedral Church of Nottinghamshire, this beautiful church dates back to 1108. Home to the world famous 'Leaves of Southwell', medieval stonecarvings dating back to the 13th century and widely regarded as amongst the finest in all of Europe. Beautiful stained-glass windows and woodcarvings throughout.
Newark has proudly held a market in the town market place since the 12th century and was the first town in England to hold a market on a Wednesday. The market place itself is one of the most attractive market places in the UK containing many historic and heritage rich buildings.
Southwell Racecourse is located in the heart of rural Nottinghamshire and is not only a horseracing venue, with over 50 meetings a year, but also hosts a number of antiques fairs, conferences and outdoor events throughout the year.
The Queen's Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum
The Queen's Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum set within the stunning surroundings of Thoresby Park. A series of graphic panels and display cases, learning zones and video presentations, take visitors through our fascinating story. Entry to the museum is free.
Museum of Timekeeping
The Museum of Timekeeping looks after a fascinating collection of clocks, watches and other timepieces, housed in the beautiful Grade 2 listed building of Upton Hall. In addition to timepieces, the collection includes tools, instruments, books, photographs and valuable documents, all brought together since its founding in 1858. Open on Fridays between April and September.