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William Booth Birthplace Museum

A museum 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. 

 

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

Phone: 0115 979 3464

Email: wbbm@salvationarmy.org.uk

Twitter: @WmBoothMuseum

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

Upcoming closures:

Please note that the museum will be closed and unable to take bookings at the following times.

16-23 September 2019

27 September-7 October 2019

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? Download the Nomadi app for free or find the trail route here.

Upcoming events

Gordon Taylor with the cover of his book, 'William Booth: The Man and His Mission'

 

'Rebel or Radical? Reformer or Revolutionary? - Reflections on 10 Years with William Booth', a talk by Gordon Taylor

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 7.00pm

Free

William Booth Birthplace Museum / Sneinton Salvation Army

Notintone Place, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG2 4QG

To help us celebrate the publication his new biography of William Booth (William Booth – The Man and His Mission, Part 1 and William Booth – The General and His Army, Part 2),Gordon Taylor is coming to Nottingham to share his experience researching and writing about William Booth for a decade of his life. Gordon’s research led him to try to ‘understand the man’, looking beyond some commonly held views. He discovered much that was new to him and says the books are ‘shaped by the material I discovered’. Compared to what he thought he knew, William Booth’s story was, he admits, ‘much more complicated; his character much more complex’. 

Copies of Taylor's biography (Part 1 and Part 2) will be available for purchase on the evening (cheque or cash only). Light refreshments will follow the talk.

Gordon Taylor is a lifelong Salvationist who imbibed the Army spirt from his officer parents and grandparents. He worked for the Greater London Council, 1965-86, on planning, housing and social policy and research. Having contributed articles on songs to The Musician and Salvationist, he wrote A Companion to the Song Book of The Salvation Army (1986 edition), and in 1988 joined the staff of the Army's new International Heritage Centre, where he was in turn senior researcher, archivist, and associate director, retiring in 2011. 

Full details can be found on the downloadable event poster.