East & South Notts and Nottingham

Half Term events at the National Civil War Centre

Half Term events at the National Civil War Centre

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Date(s) - 17-February-2018 to 25-February-2018
12:00 am

National Civil War Centre

Valentine Calamity

‌Most 17th century soldiers were men but a few courageous women risked it all, donned men’s clothes and took to the battlefield.  Meet a gallant she-soldier and hear why she went to war for love. You can also plant a potted potion to help friendship grow and create a love token inspired by our collection.



These family friendly sessions involve a bit of audience participation and are always good fun. Performances every day (except Sunday) at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm.

Romantic She Soldiers of the Civil War ‌‌

It wasn’t just men who did all of the fighting you know? Some women put on men’s clothes and risked their lives on the British battlefields of the Civil War. Some even did it for love. Their deeds were celebrated in the popular ballads of the time. So come meet our own mysterious 17th Century sister soldier and hear all about it.


Family Craft Activities

10am to 4pm every day

Potted Potions
17, 18, 24 & 25 February

Plant a potion that will help friendship grow.

Tearful Tokens
19 to 23 February

Make a token for your nearest and dearest inspired by our collection.