William Booth Birthplace Museum

William Booth Birthplace Museum

The William Booth Birthplace Museum is dedicated to telling the story of William Booth, his wife Catherine, their family and the role they played in the formation of The Salvation Army. 

Where we are

Address: Notintone Place, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG2 4QG

Phone: 0115 979 3464

Email: wbbm@salvationarmy.org.uk

Twitter: @WmBoothMuseum

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamboothbirthplacemuseum

The William Booth Birthplace Museum is open by appointment only, generally Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-4pm, but this can change at short notice. It is advisable to allow plenty of advance notice for appointments to avoid disappointment. Please telephone or email for appointments.

How to get here

The Museum is in Sneinton, about 1¼ miles east of Nottingham city centre, near Green's Windmill & Science Centre (follow the 'Green's Windmill' signs from the city centre). Access the Museum via the walkway to the right of the row of shops on Sneinton Road - at the junction of Sneinton Road and Notintone Street. Please note that the Museum is not visible from the street, as it is tucked within a courtyard among several Salvation Army buildings.

On foot: It's about a 20-minute walk from the city centre and the railway station.

By car: If you're travelling by car the post code for your sat nav is NG2 4QG. On-street parking is available nearby (please take note of any restrictions) and there is a car park across the street from the museum (Green’s Windmill & Science Centre Car Park) that offers up to two hours of free parking when registering with RingGo (RingGo is a pay by phone parking service. Call RingGo on 0115 871 4000 to arrange to park at Green’s Windmill Car Park or visit https://myringgo.co.uk/, quoting the car park location number: 18936). There is one disabled parking space in the staff car park to the rear of The Salvation Army Community Centre and Museum, off Harold Street (please call or email the museum in advance for directions).

By public transport: Bus number 43 from King Street in the city centre passes the Museum ('Windmill Lane' stop). For bus timetables and further information on getting public transport to the Museum visit Traveline (https://www.traveline.info/).

Why not try our Citynomadi walking trail when you visit? Download the Nomadi app for free or find the trail route here.

Upcoming events

Sneinton Festival logo 2024

Museum Tour: ‘William Booth, Sneinton Lad'

Tuesday, 9 July 2024, 5.30pm

Join the museum curator on an after-hours tour round the museum - and birthplace - of William Booth and learn about his formative years in Sneinton, Nottingham. The tour is being run in association with the Sneinton Festival (6-14 July).  Free, but booking is required as spaces are limited.  Tour lasts approximately one hour.  Donations welcome.  


Free, but booking essential – call the museum on 0115 979 3464 (or email wbbm@salvationarmy.org.uk) to book or book through Eventbrite.

William Booth Town Trail

Thursday, 11 July 2024, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Join the curator of the William Booth Birthplace Museum on a walking adventure around Nottingham as you follow a trail of historical facts to discover the truth about the founder of The Salvation Army's formative days in Nottingham. As you visit places associated with Booth, you will pass some of the town's sites of interest, including: the Council House, St Mary's Church and the Lace Market Theatre. The trail ends at the William Booth Birthplace Museum in Sneinton, where you can step back in time and see William's home as it looked in 1829 and wander around the museum at your leisure.

STARTS: In front of the Nottingham Tourism & Travel Centre, 1-4 Smithy Row, Nottingham NG1 2BY

Lasts approximately 90 to 120 minutes. Approximately 1.8 miles in length. Please wear suitable footwear for walking over uneven surfaces and bring along a bottle of water and perhaps a snack. Walk will go ahead regardless of weather.


Free, but booking essential – call the museum on 0115 979 3464 (or email wbbm@salvationarmy.org.uk) to book or book through Eventbrite


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