Nottingham is a city within the area of Nottinghamshire, England, located 128 miles north of London, in the East Midlands. Nottingham has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the Lace-making, Fruit Machine, Bicycle and Tobacco Industries.
In 2015, Nottingham was named a UNESCO City of Literature, joining Norwich, Melbourne, Prague and Barcelona as one of only a handful in the world. The title reflects Nottingham’s literary heritage, with Lord Byron and DH Lawrence .
The city contains several notable museums and art galleries including:
- The Galleries of Justice – Museum of Law Trust based at the Shire Hall in the Lace Market
- Nottingham Castle Museum – home to the city’s fine and decorative art collections, along with the Story of Nottingham galleries, and the Sherwood Foresters Regimental Museum.
- Nottingham Industrial Museum – in Wollaton Park.
- Nottingham Natural History Museum – based at Wollaton Hall.