Visit Update

We’ve made a few changes, to help make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.


PAGE UPDATED: Monday 04 January 2021

To keep visitors updated about available facilities at Newstead Abbey & Gardens, in line with the latest government guidelines that are summarised on My Nottingham News.

Please see information about our facilities available as per the latest government guidelines.


Our top priority is the Health and Safety of our visitors and staff.

This dedicated page provides information about the facilities and services currently available at available at Newstead Abbey & Gardens as well as the safety measures we have in place.

Scroll down to read the latest updates about each part of your visit.

Please remember to check this page for the latest information before each visit.

Historic House & Abbey

The Historic House Museum is closed temporarily.

Many other facilities, events & activities remain open throughout the park with covid safety measures in place, see below more for detail.

Gardens & Park

Newstead Park & Formal Gardens are open to the public.

The park is open during the core hours 10 am – 5 pm (last entry is 4pm) – weekdays, weekends and bank holidays.

Play areas are open in line with government guidance.

Retail shop & café kiosk

Café kiosks (takeaway) are open 10 am – 5 pm (last entry 4pm) with covid-safety measures in place, including contactless payment only.

Shop is closed, though some of our range is available via our Museum shop online.

External concessions may be available on site at times with risk assessments in place. These are contactless payments only also.

Toilets & car parking

Toilets and baby changing facilities in the courtyard during limited hours, subject to capacity and maintenance.

Car park charges will be contactless payment (£6 per car or £2 for walkers and cyclists – it’s free for under-5s). The vehicle entrance opens from 9.30 am and last entry is at 4 pm. No cash payments for car parking.

Regularly visiting? Did you know we have a Car Park Season Pass available? It’s £50 for Newstead Abbey, or £100 for a combined pass with our sister site Wollaton Hall.

Go to our Car Parking Season Pass

Events & activities

We typically have a series of events all year round, though due to ongoing changes with guidelines from the Government, we review each activity on a case by case basis and will continue to update you via our What’s On page.

For any upcoming events, please see listed on our What’s On page.

If you have any concerns about an event or activity you have arranged, please get in touch.


Covid safety measures

We’ve added a number of control measures to protect our visitors and team members:

Visitors should be local, during the national lockdown, as per the government guidelines.

For all visitors visiting for exercise purposes, we recommend to use the grass alongside the tarmac path, to ensure social distancing (2m) is possible on narrow paths.

While inside buildings, visitors must wear face coverings.

Hand sanitising stations have been installed in the toilets and around the sites at entrance to courtyard, café kiosks and play areas etc, and we kindly ask that all visitors make use of to clean their hands regularly.

Approaching till points, we have marked spaces on the floor to help our visitors adhere to safe social distancing.

Queuing systems are in place in our toilets, and café kiosk to help the flow of visitors. The courtyard capacity is monitored and additional restrictions may be put in for everyone’s safety.

Any payments made on site are by contactless payment only. This includes car parking, café kiosk and external vendors on site.

All team members have received additional training to ensure they work safely, in line with Coronavirus procedures.

Visitors are requested to observe social distancing (2m) in line with government guidelines that are summarised on My Nottingham News.

Park & wildlife safety measures

Cyclists, runners and active walkers are recommended to use the grass alongside the tarmac path, to ensure social distancing (2m) is possible on narrow paths.

Comfortable clothing & footwear is recommended at all times, particularly during rainy or icy weather.

BBQs are not permitted in the park, as they pose a danger to the wild peacocks and other wildlife.

We request that all visitors take litter home, where possible, as with increased demand at parks, this will help us keep the parks safe for all wildlife.

As we have peacocks and other wildlife throughout the grounds, we recommend to ensure dogs are kept on leads when close to wildlife.


We appreciate that this will be a difficult time for customers and our teams, and hope that the park & grounds will offer a little respite over the coming weeks.

We have a ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard mark, awarded by Visit Britain, for following government guidelines in relation to Covid-19, ensuring social distancing can be maintained, cleanliness procedures are in place, and have necessary risk assessments also.

We continue to pay close attention to all government recommendations that are updated through My Nottingham News and will keep you updated via our page here, so please continue to check this page before each visit.

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