Visit the only place of its kind in the UK and reflect for a moment in the beautiful memorial gardens…
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum is much more than a museum. Since it was established in 1995, it has become a vibrant memorial, a place of testimony and a Centre of learning for communities of all faiths. Housed in the grounds of a former farmhouse on the edge of Sherwood Forest, it remains the first and only place of its kind in the UK.
The Museum provides an understanding of the causes and events of the Holocaust through a range of age-appropriate exhibitions and survivor testimonies and offers extensive programmes of learning from primary school level through to professional training. Accredited by the Arts Council, it features a permanent exhibition suitable for adults and children 12 years and older, as well as an age-appropriate interactive exhibition for younger children.
The Memorial Gardens are set in an acre of beautifully landscaped countryside and provide an important counterpoint to the historical museum. Visitors can take time to contemplate and reflect in the Rose Garden where the scent and sight of more than 1,000 roses, many dedicated by Holocaust survivors and their families, and each with an inscribed plaque, serve as a poignant reminder.
But what makes a visit particularly unique is the opportunity to meet a survivor of the Holocaust and to hear their story. The Centre is privileged to host survivors and bookings can be taken for scheduled talks on set dates.
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Acre Edge Road, Laxton, Newark, UK