Every year, the Holocaust Centre welcomes some 20,000 visitors, 18,000 of whom are students participating in day seminars – mainly from secondary schools, but also from primary and special needs schools, sixth-forms and the tertiary sector.
We also welcome numerous other groups – professional training groups, informal groups from churches and synagogues; interfaith, human rights and youth organisations – along with members of the general public who visit on an individual basis.
Many of our visitors are relatively local – from Nottinghamshire and adjacent counties – but others come from across the UK, including London and the south of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Some visitors come from even further afield – from Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Israel, Canada, the USA and Central America.
Planning a Visit
A visit to the Holocaust Centre is a moving and inspiring experience.
Situated in Laxton in the North Nottinghamshire countryside, the Centre houses a permanent exhibition on the Holocaust and is set in landscaped memorial gardens.
When you come to the Centre, you can:
- visit our museum and exhibitions at your leisure
- learn about the Holocaust and other 20th-century genocides
- enjoy our beautiful memorial gardens
- view relevant films
- listen to guest speakers (subject to timing and availability)
- find out more about the Centre’s origins and activities
- browse in the bookshop
- unwind and reflect in the coffee lounge and on the patio
Of the Berlin street: “At this point, I felt things really clicked into place and the children began to understand day-to-day life for Jews.” The carriage was engaging and poignant; children really got to see what happened in reality, but in a sensitive way.” “The home was atmospheric and children got a real feel for life in Germany in the 1930s.”