Nottingham half term: Tripadvisor best rated indoor attractions as rain sets in

The October half term is underway in Nottingham and typically wet weather and breeze is on the way.

With thunderstorms predicted and colder weather coming, outdoor options are limited for trips out with the kids.

Fortunately there are plenty of indoor options in Nottingham to get stuck into to pass an afternoon and get out of the house.

From exploring Nottingham’s fascinating cave system, exploring museums to see a show, there’s plenty to choose from.

And Tripadvisor has put together a list of indoor Nottingham attractions for a rainy day.

Here’s some of the top best rated indoor attractions in Nottingham on Tripadvisor:

National Justice Museum

The National Justice Museum is an independent museum on High Pavement in the Lace Market area. The museum is housed in a former Victorian courtroom, prison, and police station and is therefore a historic site where an individual could be arrested, tried, sentenced and executed.

City of Caves



City of Caves Nottingham
City of Caves Nottingham

City of Caves is a visitor attraction in Nottingham based on a network of caves, carved out of sandstone that have been variously used over the years as a tannery, public house cellars, and as an air raid shelter.

Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

Its’ been far too long since we could all relish in the magic of the theatre.

As the colder months arrive, now’s the time to wrap up for a trip to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal, then settle down in the warmth for a wonderful show.

Theatre classic Chicago is currently showing and School of Rock is on the way.

Hopkinson and The Haunted Museum and Oddities



Hopkinson Vintage, Antiques & Art Centre in Station Street, Nottingham.
Hopkinson Vintage, Antiques & Art Centre in Station Street, Nottingham.

Shoppers really can lose hours in this fascinating store just by Nottingham train station.

It’s a vintage, antique and arts centre set over multiple floors and full to the brim with fashion, collectibles, oddities and everything in between.

You can have a coffee in the Hops Bar and Coffee House or even get a tattoo if you fancy one, upstairs.

Nottingham Industrial Museum



The Nottingham Industrial Museum
The Nottingham Industrial Museum

The Nottingham Industrial Museum is a volunteer-run museum situated in part of the 17th-century stables block of Wollaton Hall. The museum won the Nottinghamshire Heritage Site of the Year Award 2012, a local accolade issued by Experience Nottinghamshire.

Motorpoint Arena

Motorpoint Arena is a multi-use indoor arena joined with the National Ice Centre in the Lace Market district of Nottingham. The National Ice Centre and Nottingham Arena were opened by Olympic gold medalist Jayne Torvill on April 1 2000. The arena is the biggest live entertainment venue in the East Midlands.

Framework Knitters’ Museum

Framework Knitting (the cradle of the Nottingham Lace Industry) brought to life. Step back into another era, visit this Victorian time-capsule and see how the knitters lived and worked.

The museum features two preserved workshops, a row of workers cottages, garden, cafe, shop, exhibition spaces and a chapel. Watch a framework knitter in action in the frameshop. Have a go on a Griswold sock machine and make your own scarf. Explore the historic cottages and see how the manager and knitters lived and worked at the end of the 19th century.

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