Work starts on nation's first civil war centre in Newark

Work has started on the nation's first civil war centre in Newark, the £4.5 million National Civil War Centre is expected to attract 60,000 visitors a year.

Councillor Tony Roberts, MBE, Chair of Leisure and Environment Committee at Newark and Sherwood District Council Credit: Newark and Sherwood District Council

The struggle to control Newark, a Royalist town, was one of the defining events of the Civil War.

The centre will be the first of its kind anywhere in the UK, Councillor Tony Roberts, MBE, said, "the Centre will have vibrant galleries, trails and resources providing a thrilling experience for families."

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Work starts on civil war centre

Work has started on the nation's first civil war centre in Newark, the £4.5 million centre is expected to attract 60,000 visitors a year.