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William Booth Birthplace Museum

William Booth Birthplace Museum

Notintone Place, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG2 4QG

Phone: 0115 979 3464


The William Booth Birthplace Museum is open by appointment only, generally Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-4pm. Please telephone or email for appointments.

The museum will be closed 23 June-4 July. Apologies for any inconvenience. The museum will re-open Tuesday 5 July at 12.00.

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 nearby (please take note of any restrictions). Disabled parking is available in the staff car park to the rear of The Salvation Army Complex and Museum, off Harold Street (please call 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 East Midlands.

Why not try our Citynomadi walking trail when you visit?

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Upcoming events

Museum Tour: 'Sneinton Lad, William Booth'

Wednesday, 19th July


Free, but booking is essential

Join the museum curator on a tour round the museum and learn about local lad, William Booth. Discover how growing up in Sneinton and Nottingham shaped William's heart and mind and inspired him to help others. Find out why he made the difficult decision to leave Nottingham but how he used his experiences gained from his Nottingham upbringing for good. Free, but booking is required as spaces are limited. Suitable for ages 8+. Tours last approximately one hour. Donations kindly accepted.  

To book: Please call 0115 979 3464 or email or book online through our Eventbrite link at:

William Booth Town Trail

Thursday, 20th July


Free, but booking essential (spaces limited).

To book please call 0115 979 3464 or email or book online through our Eventbrite link at:

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 includes a stop inside the hidden gem that is St Stephen's Church, Sneinton, and ends at the William Booth Birthplace Museum in Sneinton, where you can step back in time and see William's birthplace as it looked in 1829 and wander around the museum at your leisure. 

STARTS: In front of the Nottingham Tourism Centre, Smithy Row, Nottingham NG1 2BY

Approx 90 to 120 mins. Approx 1.6 miles.

Museum Family Fun Day

Friday, 28th July


Free, just drop in.

Have fun during the summer holidays in this drop-in session for families! Enjoy child-friendly activities and handle museum objects as you discover the fascinating story of William Booth. Free, just drop in. All ages welcome.

(*this event will run directly before the free Family Cinema event at 2pm next door to the museum in the Salvation Army Community Centre. Contact the museum for more information).