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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


Twitter: @WmBoothMuseum

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

Please note that the museum will be closed from 16 August-2 September, reopening on Tuesday 3 September.

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

The William Booth Walking Trail of Nottingham

Friday, 13 September 2019


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 city's sites of interest, including: the Council House, St Mary's Church, the Lace Market Theatre, and St Stephen's Church. To start, meet at 1.00pm at the William Booth Birthplace Museum, where you will have a guided tour of the museum before starting the rest of the walking trail.

The whole event (museum visit and city walking tour) should last approximately 2.5 hours, finishing around 3.30pm, and will cover about 1.6 miles (about 2 miles if walking back to the museum upon completion of the walking tour) and finish in the city centre. Walking tour will go ahead regardless of the weather. Free, but booking is essential (spaces limited to 12).

To book: book through our Eventbrite link at: or call the Museum on 0115 979 3464 or email:

Access: Ramp access to museum and wheelchair access to ground floor. 1st and 2nd floors of museum accessible by stairs. Walking tour will cover about 1.6 miles.

Museum Open for Heritage Open Days

Saturday & Sunday, 14-15 September 2019


Join us for Heritage Open Days - the nation's largest celebration of heritage - and explore the birthplace of Nottingham's most famous preacher and social reformer - William Booth - co-founder of The Salvation Army. Explore the Grade II listed building and step back in time to see what a lower middle class house would have looked like in the late 1820s. Find out about Booth's early years in Nottingham and the influences that impacted him and inspired him to lead a life of service. Learn about Booth's wife, Catherine, an extraordinary woman who was also a writer, preacher and co-founder of The Salvation Army. No need to book - drop in anytime during the opening times.

Access: Ramp access to museum and wheelchair access to ground floor. 1st and 2nd floors of museum accessible by stairs.