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Nottingham & Derby


Known worldwide as the home of Robin Hood, the city of Nottingham is steeped in legend and history. On a rock high above the city is the 17th-century castle, built on the site of a Norman keep, and beneath Nottingham's bustling streets is a unique labyrinth of caves once used for dwellings and stores. The city's industrial heritage is founded on lace and the Lace Market Centre relates the story of its former days.


Some of England's earliest factories and spinning mills were established in Derby during the Industrial Revolution, and Rolls Royce aero engines have been in production here since 1908. The city is perhaps best known for its fine Royal Crown Derby porcelain, which was first made in the town in the 1750s. The company was the first to be granted a royal warrant to use the words 'Royal' and 'Crown'.



[p372 B1] Housed in a row of cottages beneath Castle Rock, the museum has displays on local life in Nottingham over the last 300 years, including reconstructed rooms and shops.


CITY OF CAVES [p372 C2] A labyrinth of 13th-century hand-carved caves offers a glimpse of Nottingham's past, with tours through reconstructed Victorian slums, a tannery and an airraid shelter.



The 16th-century church tower of the cathedral is the second highest in England at 63m (212ft), with the oldest ring of ten bells in the world. The interior is renowned for its intricate wrought iron screens and the tomb of Bess of Hardwick in the vault. There is a new visitor centre which houses an education centre, library and a display of the cathedral's many treasures.


DERBY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY [p326 B3] Displays cover fine art, archaeology, military history, geology and wildlife, and include fine displays of Derby porcelain. The Art Gallery holds a large collection of works by the celebrated 18th-century local artist Joseph Wright.


GALLERIES OF JUSTICE [p372 C2] Set in a Victorian courthouse, the museum has impressive displays on 19th-century justice. The highlight is the re-enactment of a trial and prison life using reconstructed cave cells, a prisoner's exercise yard and an Edwardian police station.


GREEN'S MILL AND SCIENCE CENTRE [E3] A restored working flour mill, once owned by the mathematician and physicist George Green, is now a hands-on science centre with displays on milling and Green's contribution to science.


LACE MARKET CENTRE [p372 C2] Across the road from Lace Hall, once the hub of the world's lace industry, this visitor centre has examples of exquisite lace and working lace machines on display and holds bobbin lace demonstrations.


LACE CENTRE [p372 B2]  A 15th-century medieval house holds a fine collection of Nottingham lace which is mostly for sale.


NOTTINGHAM CASTLE MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY [p372A1] The original Norman fortress was destroyed by Cromwell in 1651. It was replaced by a ducal mansion in the 17th century which now holds collections of fine and decorative arts, as well as exhibitions on the history of the city. Outside the castle is a statue of Robin Hood, the 13th-century folk hero who is said to have robbed the rich to help the poor.


PICKFORD'S HOUSE [B2]  The Georgian house, built by architect Joseph Pickford in 1770, is now a museum, with rooms recreated in period style.



Derby's famous fine bone china, dating back to 1752, can be seen here. There is also plenty of information on the history of the company, demonstrations by craftsmen and tours of the factory.


ST MARY'S BRIDGE CHAPEL [p326 C4] For many years, the 13th-century bridge chapel, one of only a few left in the UK, levied tolls for all people and livestock using the bridge. The 'martyrs of Padley', three Roman Catholic priests, were executed here.



One of Britain's first factories, John and Thomas Lombe's silk mill was built in 1717. It is now a museum called Derby's Museum of Industry and History and has displays on railway engineering and Rolls Royce aero engines.


THE TALES OF ROBIN HOOD  [p372 B2] Using audio-visual technology, the museum recreates everyday life in medieval Nottingham and Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest.


THE WILLIAM BOOTH BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM [E3]  William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, was born here. His home is now open to the public by appointment.



A magnificent Tudor house set in parkland is the home of the city's Natural History Museum. The neighbouring Industrial Museum includes a working steam pump and displays on lace-making.