National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Laxton, Newark, Nottinghamshire
An old farm house in the Nottinghamshire countryside might be the last place you’d expect to find a National Holocaust Centre and Museum, but here it is, on the edge of Laxton, the only one of its kind in the UK. The Museum was set up after the family who lived here had a very challenging visit to a Holocaust Museum in Israel; in 1991 the family home became Beth Shalom (the house of peace) National Holocaust Centre and Museum.
The objectives are to help people to understand the causes and events that led to the holocaust, to educate and to provide a permanent memorial to the victims. This is done through exhibitions, learning programmes and survivor testimonies. Take your time and have a good look at the collections - each item provides a tangible link to the Holocaust – then go and sit in the Memorial Gardens or the Tea Room where quiet reflection should come naturally. Visitors are encouraged to book online.
Open: Every day except Saturday 10.00am-4.30pm
T: 01623 836627 All information correct at the time of writing