Free Exhibition Puts Newark’s Lost Views In The Frame

Posted on: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

A chance to see lost views of Newark is coming next month as the National Civil War Centre – Newark Museum unveils 10 artworks from their reserve collection. The free exhibition, running as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, will open for one week from Saturday 10th to 17th September and offers the opportunity to see scenes of the town through the years.

Mostly by local artists, the works are a mix of media from watercolours to oil as well as pen and ink. Some will be familiar, featuring places which can still be seen today, and some depict buildings and views which have been lost to time. Scenes include Newark’s old tallow factory, the Dutch houses on Millgate, the old Trent Bridge before the existing bridge was built and Flint’s Dock Yard by William Cubley, a previous art teacher at Magnus Academy who taught Sir William Nicholson.

Glyn Hughes, Collections and Exhibitions Manager at the National Civil War Centre – Newark Museum, said: “This is a fantastic chance to celebrate Newark. The town has a remarkable history of industry and a truly unique and stunning mix of architecture, shown off beautifully in this collection. Many of these artworks have not been on public display before and the views they preserve will afford a fascinating, exclusive insight into the town’s past.”

Councillor Rhona Holloway, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Visitors at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “It’s amazing that views of the town, gone before cameras became commonly available, are preserved in these works of art. This is a wonderful opportunity to step into our shared local history, all while admiring some beautiful paintings, and the fact that it’s free to attend is incredible.”

Other Heritage Open Day events taking place throughout the town include a free sensational science show for all the family at Newark Castle based around the festival’s theme of Astounding Inventions on Saturday 17th September, free backstage tours of the 102-year-old Palace Theatre on Wednesday 14th September and more, all of which can be found at

For more information about the exhibition at the National Civil War Centre – Newark Museum, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.