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Chilwell Shell-Filling Explosion Centenary Commemoration – at Nottingham Industrial Museum

Saturday, 30 June @ 11:00 am - Sunday, 15 July @ 4:00 pm

Usual museum entry fees apply

Sunday 1st July sees the centenary of the Chilwell shell-filling factory explosion that claimed over 130 lives. To commemorate this tragic event our volunteers have put together a small temporary exhibition in our Local Industries Gallery.

Please do pop in and see our tribute to those who lost their lives as part of the war effort.

Private weekday group tours of the museum and the exhibition are available to pre-book for special interest groups and local history societies – please email tours@nottinghamindustrialmuseum.co.uk for more information.

Entrance to the exhibition is included as part of the normal Museum entry charge (Admission – Adults £3, Concessions £2, Children FREE) and of course our large galleries will be open as normal, with lots more to see and do, including our working telephone exchange and model railway, children’s activity trails and colouring competition.

Normal Wollaton Hall and Deer Park car parking charges apply.  On display at weekends (11am to 4pm) until mid-July. Last entry 30 minutes before advertised closing time.

Wheelchair and pram access throughout the museum (apart from the upper observation decks in the Steam Hall). Last entry 30 minutes before advertised closing time

(Main picture credit: Nottingham City Council)


Saturday, 30 June @ 11:00 am
Sunday, 15 July @ 4:00 pm
Usual museum entry fees apply
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Nottingham Industrial Museum
Wollaton Park
Nottingham, NG8 2AE United Kingdom
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0115 915 3936