Museum Galleries

Nottingham Castle Gallery

The gallery tells the history of the Mercian Regiment and its Antecedent Regiments for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Included is the history of The Sherwood Foresters and The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters, Our displays begin in 1741 with the formation of the 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot and concludes with The Mercian Regiment today.

Entry to Museum of the Mercian Regiment is included in your entry ticket to the Castle. Please follow the link to their web page below to find out the opening times and prices for entry.

Our gallery is on a first floor and is fully accesible via a lift from the ground floor. 

Sherwood Foresters Museum gallery

Opening Times

Nottingham Castle is open 11:00 to 16:00 every day. 

Facilities & Accessibility

The gallery in Nottingham Castle is fully accessible for Wheelchair users and their families.

Nottingham Castle contains a licenced cafe and toilet facilities. While admission to Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection)  is free of charge. 

Please note that we do not receive any part of this admission fee and are very much reliant on donations and grants.

Derby Museum - The Derbyshire Soldier

The Derbyshire Soldier tells the story of the 9th/12th Lancers, the Sherwood Foresters and the Derbyshire Yeomanry. The story of the Sherwood Foresters is told within the context of the other Regiments and looks at what life was like in the army including sport, family and social life. Throughout the gallery you will find stories of local Sherwood Foresters who served their country.

In the gallery you will find the original sentry box, which used to sit outside of Normanton Barracks, uniforms to try on and items to handle!

The Soldiers Story in Derby Museum & Art gallery is fully Accessible for Wheelchair users

Opening hours:

Monday Closed
Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5 pm
Sunday 12pm – 4pm


How to get to Derby Museum

The nearest off site car park is Parksafe on Bold Lane, 50 metres from the museum, which has 350 daytime spaces. There is a charge of £4.40 for up to 4 hours. There are 11 clearly marked Blue Badge parking spaces available free of charge. This car park is open twenty four hours a day.

With a direct train from London to Derby, you can be at any of our museums in less than two hours!

There are frequent and regular bus services into the city centre, operated by Trent Barton and Arriva. Derby Bus Station is a 10 minute walk away.