The National Civil War Centre
at Newark Museum
The new museum is ranged over three historic properties, a Tudor Hall, a Georgian townhouse and a Victorian school now connected by a linking building containing visitors reception facilities and a shop. We have located the Cultural and Social History of Newark on Trent in the lower galleries of the Georgian building with the upper floors converted to temporary exhibition galleries. The Education facilities have been located in theTudor Hall and the Victorian school is now the National Civil War Centre.
Newark was subjected to a number of Parliamentary sieges during the 17th century civil wars and historic records of first hand accounts survive, describing the conditions suffered by the townspeople. The collection of records and military objects together with a series of films presented in a new custom designed theatre and a virtual reality Town Trail app tells the story of life during these sieges culminating in the surrender of Charles I at Newark.