Leonardo is coming to Nottingham Castle!
miss this rare opportunity to see drawings by one of the world's greatest
artists, when they visit Nottingham Castle this summer.
attempted to record and understand the world around him through drawing. The
exhibition shows the incredible range of his interests, from painting and
sculpture to engineering, zoology, botany, map making and anatomy. It also
demonstrates his mastery of different drawing materials.
exciting programme of events, talks and activities for all ages will accompany
the exhibition - please visit the exhibition website for more details.
not take advantage of the new Nottingham Castle 7 annual visitor pass and
return as many times as you like for a year?
Scott's facts and findings
Welcome to Scott's sixth column.In this edition, he is going to update on the archaeological excavation at the Castle which took place at the beginning of the month...
"Many readers will be aware that in the 1970s and early 1980s
there were several excavations at the castle which have shaped our current
knowledge of the castle and its development from the time of William the
Conquerer, through to its eventual destruction in 1651 and the construction
of the current Ducal Palace in the 1670s.
One of these excavations, in 1978, found the upper part of a
human skeleton (from the chest upwards) but the skeleton was not fully exposed
at the time. The exposed bones (fragments of skull, a lower jaw, ribs, parts of
the spine, shoulders and upper arms) were removed and carefully stored in a museum
store. And that was the end of the story... until a few weeks ago."