The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Can you imagine anyone in the UK not knowing about the Holocaust? Unfortunately, recent studies show that this is indeed the case. Some people are unaware, others deny it. This lack of awareness and outright denial is terrifying when you consider that, put simply, The Holocaust was the attempt by the Nazi regime and its collaborators to murder all of European Jewry during the Second World War. The Nazis succeeded in murdering six million Jewish people and millions of other minority groups who they considered to be ‘inferior’. The magnitude of personal loss is impossible to fathom. This is why the National Holocaust Centre and Museum exists. We are the only dedicated memorial, museum and centre of Holocaust learning in the UK. Our purpose is pressing within today’s society, as hate is on the rise. We are communicators of Holocaust memory for a contemporary purpose: to encourage people to stand up against hate.
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  • JKE-221266
    Derby, United Kingdom31 contributions
    Holocaust Museum
    Drove by late last year spotted the museum and visited today while on a break. The place, although covers a very sombre subject, was a pleasure to visit. Very much an education and telling stories from real survivors which definitely adds an element of reality to things. The stories are told very well and an overwhelming message of learning from previous mistakes so as not to repeat them shines through. Found the visit very emotional but would very much encourage a visit. Lovely place run by lovely people. Thank you for providing this reminder of what the Jewish people endured.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2023
  • RobH89
    Nottingham, United Kingdom5 contributions
    A must see.
    Didn't get much time as we arrived late on in the day. But from what we saw this is an brilliant museum, so informative an shoching at the same time. a must see to understand the true depth of the holocaust. will be back to see the full tour.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Karin R
    Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom55 contributions
    Honoured
    We have visited a few times but this time we were able to listen and meet Arek and Jean Hersh. The three of us felt honoured to be able to listen and ask questions to these two wonderful people. The centre is a must when visting the locla area.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 13 April 2023
  • Flossie F
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom65 contributions
    Go and see this museum!
    Don't be deterred from visiting this exceptional museum by the subject matter. It took me years to cross the threshold but I am so glad I finally did. I can't really describe the experience. It didn't make me depressed but filled me with determination to keep what happened in the public consciousness. I'd urge anyone to visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • Jet49243537591
    1 contribution
    Well worth a visit.
    It is set in very tranquil surroundings. Remembrance gardens peaceful and well maintained. Centre is in my opinion historically import in preserving all of those that suffered under the Nazis. Price is very reasonable too with repeat entrance for a full year. Only thing I would find fault , its a bit off the beaten track in its location.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Qwec1
    Barnet, United Kingdom15 contributions
    Brilliant important place to void it
    Brilliant museum . Gives the correct information of the horror that happened in Europe during WW2 . Being my self of Holocaust survivors family, I think it is very important for every child and adult now a days to come and visit this place, and see what happened and unfortunately still happens now in parts of the world. Hope it will help the younger generation to learn for their future behavior.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Alan A
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom1,706 contributions
    A place to give thanks for our way of life. No one should ever suffer in the way this centre depicts.
    We absorbed the atmosphere & digested the museum contents. No one can be prepared for the effect it has on mind & body. A very well presented centre & a credit to those who it deservedly remembers. Staff are helpful & very respectful. The on site cafe makes beautiful soups, sandwiches, & displays delicious cakes. We bought the Souvenir Book & can say it is good value for money & a constant reminder of the need for remembrance. A peaceful place that maintains gardens to a high standard. Thank you for a very unique experience & for teaching humility!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Wanderareturns
    8 contributions
    Sad but true
    Strange to find a holocaust memorial center in the middle of the Nottinghamshire countryside. But what a find it was. My husband and myself have always been interested in history and the second world war. We have visited Auschwitz and I came away feeling so angry that one human felt they had the right to inflict such pain and suffering on another human being. This center covers the events of the holocaust and is very informative and well set out. Theres enough information to last you a good few hours. We listened to a guest speaker. He was a jew and was one of the lucky children who was sent to England when the war broke out. He remembered so much of his childhood, which was heartbreaking. The gardens of remembrance roses where beautiful. The center is a credit to its founders.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Martin A
    London, United Kingdom55 contributions
    Visit to reflect on man’s inhumanity to man
    The sign to a Holocaust Centre in rural Nottinghamshire seems odd but all is explained during your visit. The first part is film about the Holocaust followed by an exhibition showing the Holocaust horrors however for me the Journey designed for children is simply excellent and very moving told from the viewpoint of a young German Jewish boy it put a human face to the horror The grounds are beautiful and there are many rosés dedications to those lost. Most moving is the massive pile of stones remembering children lost. The staff are very helpful and the cafe is very nice Overall a moving place to visit
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 August 2023
  • dragonara2
    Honiton, United Kingdom443 contributions
    Thoughtful accounts from those who were there.
    We arrived at 1.30pm, just as a party of school children were getting ready to leave. As stated on the website its as well to only visit in the afternoon on weekdays in term time owing to the number of school parties. There are many informative displays of the Holocaust from the Jewish standpoint. The main exhibition area is as others have said, rather claustrophobic and the lack of lighting on the info boards made them difficult to read to the bottom of the board! I liked the small rose garden, each rose named for a person, giving them back their identities. Adequate parking, small cafe serving delicious cakes and pastries.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
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dragonara2
Honiton, UK443 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We arrived at 1.30pm, just as a party of school children were getting ready to leave. As stated on the website its as well to only visit in the afternoon on weekdays in term time owing to the number of school parties. There are many informative displays of the Holocaust from the Jewish standpoint. The main exhibition area is as others have said, rather claustrophobic and the lack of lighting on the info boards made them difficult to read to the bottom of the board! I liked the small rose garden, each rose named for a person, giving them back their identities. Adequate parking, small cafe serving delicious cakes and pastries.
Written 19 October 2023
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Gary
Doncaster, UK21 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Have lived in England all of my life & have never heard of this place before, until Wednesday of this week when my mother-in-law, her daughter & husband visited & told us all about it.
Set in rural Nottinghamshire, it’s a very peaceful, tranquil site that is dedicated to educating people on what happened in Europe from 1935 thru 1945.
Hitler & his Nazi thugs were determined to erase the Jewish race from existence, along with anyone else that they didn’t deem adequate enough to be true Ayran. It is a heart wrenching story that hits home from every story you read.
Having visited Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps on a recent visit to Poland, you cannot begin to understand the sheer complexity of the Nazi dedication of wiping this race from humanity. You think you’ve seen all the documentaries & read all of the books & heard all of the stories, but we haven’t, there’s always something more to learn.
We’ll worth a visit for any generation to either learn a little more or educate children on the horrors of what ’HATE’ can do.
Written 24 September 2023
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Martin A
London, UK55 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
The sign to a Holocaust Centre in rural Nottinghamshire seems odd but all is explained during your visit. The first part is film about the Holocaust followed by an exhibition showing the Holocaust horrors however for me the Journey designed for children is simply excellent and very moving told from the viewpoint of a young German Jewish boy it put a human face to the horror

The grounds are beautiful and there are many rosés dedications to those lost. Most moving is the massive pile of stones remembering children lost.

The staff are very helpful and the cafe is very nice

Overall a moving place to visit
Written 28 August 2023
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Jackie T
25 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Excellent place, well worth a visit, staff are all so helpful and very knowledgable. The gardens are amazing, the whole experience is very moving and haunting at times to think what these poor people went through. The on-site cafe is also brilliant, staff again very nice and helpful. The whole place is so clean and tidy a great tribute to all that lost theirs lives in such a cruel pointless way
Written 27 August 2023
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Wanderareturns
8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Strange to find a holocaust memorial center in the middle of the Nottinghamshire countryside. But what a find it was. My husband and myself have always been interested in history and the second world war. We have visited Auschwitz and I came away feeling so angry that one human felt they had the right to inflict such pain and suffering on another human being. This center covers the events of the holocaust and is very informative and well set out. Theres enough information to last you a good few hours. We listened to a guest speaker. He was a jew and was one of the lucky children who was sent to England when the war broke out. He remembered so much of his childhood, which was heartbreaking. The gardens of remembrance roses where beautiful. The center is a credit to its founders.
Written 20 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alan A
Chesterfield, UK1,706 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
We absorbed the atmosphere & digested the museum contents. No one can be prepared for the effect it has on mind & body. A very well presented centre & a credit to those who it deservedly remembers. Staff are helpful & very respectful. The on site cafe makes beautiful soups, sandwiches, & displays delicious cakes. We bought the Souvenir Book & can say it is good value for money & a constant reminder of the need for remembrance. A peaceful place that maintains gardens to a high standard. Thank you for a very unique experience & for teaching humility!
Written 4 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Qwec1
Barnet, UK15 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Brilliant museum . Gives the correct information of the horror that happened in Europe during WW2 . Being my self of Holocaust survivors family, I think it is very important for every child and adult now a days to come and visit this place, and see what happened and unfortunately still happens now in parts of the world.
Hope it will help the younger generation to learn for their future behavior.
Written 3 August 2023
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Jet49243537591
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Couples
It is set in very tranquil surroundings. Remembrance gardens peaceful and well maintained. Centre is in my opinion historically import in preserving all of those that suffered under the Nazis. Price is very reasonable too with repeat entrance for a full year. Only thing I would find fault , its a bit off the beaten track in its location.
Written 30 July 2023
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Fearless95124
5 contributions
May 2023
Very moving and interesting exhibition. Well thought out and in a beautiful setting. Well worth a visit and I am sure we will return when the roses are flowering.
Written 15 May 2023
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Flossie F
Nottinghamshire, UK65 contributions
Mar 2023
Don't be deterred from visiting this exceptional museum by the subject matter. It took me years to cross the threshold but I am so glad I finally did.
I can't really describe the experience. It didn't make me depressed but filled me with determination to keep what happened in the public consciousness.
I'd urge anyone to visit.
Written 18 April 2023
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