History Remixed

History Remixed

The English Civil War was a tubulent time in English history. Newark on Trent declared ‘for The King’ and was besieged three times by the Parlimentarian army.


Newark and Sherwood Museum Service worked with  local young people to interpret items from the collections and the surviving key sites around the town including the Castle and The Queens Sconce (one of the finest English Civil War earthworks in the country.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is currently supporting Newark and Sherwood District Council’s plans to develop the Old Magnus Buildings into a new museum and National Civil War Centre to showcase the district’s pivotal role in the English Civil War (1642-1646).

The project will transform the Grade II listed former school buildings on Appletongate, Newark into a nationally-recognised centre for learning about the conflict. The museum is due to open in September 2014 with an exhibition commemorating the centenary of World War I.

Further exhibition galleries will focus on the local history of the towns and villages of this area. The Newark Torc* will be displayed in the centre – the first time it will be displayed in the district after being loaned to the British Museum in London.

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About this Sponsor

Newark and Sherwood Museum Service has a collection of over 70,000 objects. Millgate Museum is closed to visitors now as we are in the process of developing a new museum, with a National Civil War Centre, on the Old Magnus Buildings site Appletongate. This new museum will replace the exhibitions at Millgate and the Gilstrap Centre. At the Resource Centre we continue to offer a research service that gives everyone access to our collection of objects and archives and learning sessions for schools and groups in the community. Please ring 01636 655777 or 655730 to make an appointment.