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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.

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.

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Upcoming events

Museum Open for Nottingham's 'Big Day Out'

Sunday, 30 April 2017


The museum will open for the annual celebration of Nottinghamshire’s history and heritage - the 'Big Day Out'. Championed by BBC Radio Nottingham, the Big Day Out will take place Sunday, 30th April 2017 with 27 of Nottinghamshire's museums and heritage attractions offering free entry.

We are offering visitors the rare opportunity to visit on a Sunday (the museum is not normally open over the weekend) and see the birthplace of William Booth as it would have appeared in 1829. Learn about the life of the young William, who was shaped by the radical ideas of his time, and discover what made William choose the path that would lead him to become Nottingham's most famous preacher and social reformer and leader of a worldwide movement that is active in 128 countries today.

Free, just drop-in. All ages welcome. For information call 0115 979 3464. 

Peace Tours

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Tours at 5pm & 6.30pm

Join our curator on a peace-themed tour round the museum. Learn about Booth's inspiration for setting up an 'Army without weapons'. Discover what The Salvation Army's attitudes and responses were during wartime and learn about its practical approaches to building peace. Free tours, but booking is required. Book early to avoid disappointment, as space is limited. Suitable for ages 8+. Donations gratefully accepted.

Book a tour through our Eventbrite link at:

Our tours are offered in conjunction with 'Nottingham Peacebuilders 2017', a series of events creating a shared celebration of everything we do to build a good world (please see:

In the event you are unable to attend your tour, please contact the museum on 0115 979 3464 to let us know so that we can cancel your booking and make space available for another person. Thank you for your consideration.

For more information, please contact us on 0115 979 3464 or email: