Newstead Abbey was closed on Sunday 3rd December due to adverse weather conditions. If you had pre-booked you will be able to come along another day when Newstead Abbey & Gardens are open or receive a refund.

If you booked Narnia at Newstead House Admission on Sunday, you can simply bring your ticket and we will honour it on an alternative day. If you instead booked a House Tour, Afternoon Tea or Christmas Dinner, please email us to we will be able to confirm your booking for an alternative day. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Urban Nature Project- Explore: Urban Nature


We’d like to offer you an exciting opportunity for your school to be involved in the Natural History Museum London’s Urban Nature Project (UNP):

Museums across the country, including Nottingham City Museums at Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey, are connecting teachers and new audiences of young people aged 9-14 to their local nature, and to global issues. In particular we hope to connect with those identified as having a low connection to nature.

We are working to inspire the next generation to care for the nature that surrounds them.

We are delivering

  • training for teachers,
  • curriculum-linked learning resources
  • hands-on outdoor workshops for pupils aged 9-14 which include: Ecological Fieldwork, Plastics in the Environment, Tree trails, Pond dipping/Water Investigation, Invertebrate (Mini-beast) Safari.
  • Ecology equipment for loan to schools : Ecology fieldwork equipment including, transects, quadrats, ID guides, hand lenses, sweep nets, invertebrate magnifying boxes, bat detector, moth trap, pond dipping equipment, museum specimens.

This project is fully funded and completely FREE to schools


Urban Nature Resources:

Please get in touch if you would like to know more. 

Sue Mallender, Learning Programmes (Science) Officer

Learning and Engagement Team

Tel: 0115 87 62641 Mobile: 07989 476802


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