Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Behind the Scenes of the Museum

Thursday 29 October - Sunday 17 January
University of Nottingham Museum


Due to national lockdown restrictions, we regret we must close the Museum. We look forward to reopening the Museum as soon it is possible to do so.

Admission free – advance booking required
Maximum one Group Ticket per 30-minute timeslot
Group Ticket permits entry for up to six people from a single household to designated timeslot only

Open Thursday-Saturday, 12noon-4.15pm
Sunday, 12noon-3.30pm
Closed Monday-Wednesday

The University of Nottingham Museum displays an introduction to 250,000 years of regional archaeology. One of the greatest strengths of the collection is that it reflects everyday life during this long period of time. Topics include food and drink, personal adornment, production and beliefs.

The Museum is reopening with a new exhibition that looks Behind the Scenes of the Museum. This exhibition will show how the Museum collections are cared for and the many different ways they are used. This includes conservation work, community research and work with schools.

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A good snapshot of life in the East Midlands through time.

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Fascinating display of local archaeology.

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Safety Information

The safety of our visitors, staff and students is our priority. Here's what we're doing to help keep everyone safe, and what you can do to help.


For your safety and the safety of others, face coverings must be worn in all of our buildings at all times. Read our list of exemptions. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If no tissue is available, use your elbow.


The number of visitors permitted in our spaces has been reduced. Please follow the signposted one-way routes and respect social distancing throughout our venues.


Please do not visit Lakeside if you or anyone you live with is feeling unwell or have a loss of smell, temperature, consistent cough or loss of taste.


Hand sanitiser is available at regular intervals throughout our venues. We ask that you sanitise your hands upon entering and leaving our venues.


The frequency of our cleaning throughout our venues has been increased, including toilets and other facilities.


We are currently only accepting contactless payments. Cash will not be accepted. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Protective screens are in place at key touchpoints such as our café and Gallery desk. All staff are required to wear face coverings inside our buildings, except those that meet one or more of our exemptions criteria.


We may need to share your information with the NHS Test and Trace service if someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 lists Lakeside as a place they recently visited. Read our Privacy Notice to find out how your information is shared and stored.

We encourage all visitors to help protect themselves, loved ones and other visitors to Lakeside by downloading the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales. We encourage all visitors to ‘check-in’ to Lakeside upon arrival using the app’s QR code scanner.

More information about visiting Lakeside and the measures we have in place are available on in the Visit Us section of our website.