About the Museum

The displays, which are housed in Nottingham Castle, cover the history of the Infantry Regiments and Soldiers of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire from 1741 right up to the present day. Our history covers the Sherwood Foreseters, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foreseters and The Mercian Regiment. Highlights of the gallery include a range of interactives, a rolling programme of the Temporary Exhibitions, 11 Victoria Crosses and a display about the history of the Regiment’s Mascot, Private Derby.

The Archives are held separately at Foresters House, Chilwell and are accesssible by appointment only on 0115 946 5415. Written and telephone enquiries are welcomed and enquiries can also be submitted from our website.

We also have a display in the Soldier’s Story Gallery in Derby City Museum and Art Gallery shared with the 9th/12th Royal Lancers and the Derbyshire Yeomanry.


2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot), Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) (45th/95th Foot), Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment), Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters), 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment, Sherwood Foresters, 45th (1st Nottinghamshire) Regiment, Robin Hood Volunteer Rifles, 45th Regiment of Foot, 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot, 95th Regiment of Foot.


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times

High season

Feb half term to Oct half term

Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm.

Low season

Oct half term to Feb half term

Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.


Adult: £8.00
Child (under 16 years): £6.00
Concession (seniors 65+ / students): £6.00
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £20.00

Annual Pass: £10.00 per person or £30.00 (family)


The Castle, Lenton Road, Nottingham, NG1 6EL

Tel 0115 946 5415


Visiting Advice

Close to the city centre and railway station. The route to the Castle is signposted on all major access roads into the city.