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Opening Times

The galleries will be closed from 24 March - 11 April, 30 June - 18 July and 29 September - 17 October while we change exhibitions.


Tuesday - Friday 10am - 7pm

Bank Holidays and Saturdays 10am - 6pm

Sunday 11am - 5pm

Closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays during exhibitions.

Free entry


Cafe.Bar.Contemporary Opening Times

Wednesday - Friday 10am to 9pm

Saturday 10am to 11pm

Sunday and Tuesday 10am to 7pm

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How to get to us



We are one of the best connected art centres in the UK and accessible from all major transport routes. Nottingham Contemporary is right next to the Lace Market Tram Stop, five minutes from Nottingham Railway Station and the Green NCT bus routes. And only a few minutes’ walk from the city’s shops and Broadmarsh Centre.

We are number 26 on the city’s ParkSmart Map, in the Lace Market zone. It’s one of the country’s very easiest galleries to get to. You can’t miss the green and gold building opposite the Weekday Cross monument.

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Main bus operators and the tram offer discounted travel to families and groups including:

Group Tram Tickets (the Grouprider) can be bought on tram and allow 2 Adults and up-to 4 Children (under the age of 16) to travel all day as much as you like for £8.

NCT Day Group/Family : All day bus travel within the City Area, Covers up to 5 people (minimum 1 adult, maximum 2 adults) School Days: £8, Weekends and Holidays: £4, Weekday Evenings (after 17:00 until Christmas) £4.


Wheelchair users can access Nottingham Contemporary from the main entrance at Weekday Cross. The galleries, Small Collections Room and shop are on street level.  The Cafe.Bar.Contemporary and The Space can be accessed via an internal lift.

After 7pm the galleries and entrance on Weekday Cross are closed to the public however wheelchair users can continue to use this entrance to access the building for evening events in the Cafe.Bar.Contemporary and The Space.

A wheelchair is available to borrow and fold up stools are available for visitors who are unable to stand for long periods of time. Please ask at reception for more details.

We have two disabled toilets on site and a changing bed.

We welcome guide and hearing dogs throughout the building.

Hearing loops are fitted in reception and in The Space.

Large print versions of the exhibition information panels are available in the galleries and we can provide other information in large print on request. Please contact us on 0115 948 9750 or email, with your requirements.