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    Discover the Lab – a new space at Nottingham Castle programmed in collaboration with NTU. Explore work by our creators, makers, students and academics, tackling big ideas like rebellion, activism, protest and the true power of communities. Come on in!

    The Lab. Think. Play. Create.

    You'll find the Lab in Nottingham Castle's Creative Galleries. The work you'll discover there has been produced by the creators, makers, students and academics of Nottingham Trent University. It's a place to learn and play; somewhere for risk-taking and mischief-making.

    Inside the Lab, we'll perform and inform, experiment and explain, and tackle some big ideas – things like rebellion, activism, protest, and the true power of communities. It'll be inspiring, interactive, personal, and sometimes even provocative.

    A new and special space, the Lab brings together the rich stories of Nottingham Castle and the daring, creative minds of NTU.

    This is a living, breathing venue. Our exhibits and activities will come and go, but the goal is to give you something new and meaningful with every visit – to make you think differently about our homes, heritage and future. This is a space for art, a space for action, and a space for everyone.

    What's On

    Curious Rebels at The Lab logo

    Curious Rebels – Lates event

    Head to the Lab and experience science in action at this free event as part of the Castle's Lates Programme.

    Date: Thursday 24 February
    Time: 5.30 pm - 9 pm 
    Cost: Free

    Nottingham Trent University academic staff and students will be demonstrating a range of experiments that show the wonders of physics. From exploring the night sky to seeing how an image can be used to create a sound, the team will share their discoveries. Everyone with a curious mind is invited to come and take part, to learn, to think differently, and to have lots of fun.

    Find out more and book your free place now.

    Visiting the Lab

    Entry to the Lab is included in Nottingham Castle's general admission ticket. Plan your visit and book tickets through the Nottingham Castle website.

    If you're an NTU student or staff member, you may be eligible for a 10% discount on your ticket. Find out more and how to book on the student newsroom or staff newsroom.

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