Newark’s tourist information centre is set to move. The current centre at Keeper’s Cottage on Great North Road will close its doors on 20 March 2016. Visitors looking for information will be able to find all the advice they require at the new Visitor Gateway. The Gateway will be opening at Easter and is part of the new development linking the Palace Theatre and National Civil War Centre on Appletongate.
Newark and Sherwood District Council relocated the TIC from the Gilstrap Centre to Keeper’s Cottage as a temporary solution while the National Civil War Centre was developed. The new Visitor Gateway is at the heart of Newark’s tourist attractions and aims to reach more people than ever through new films showcasing the best the District has to offer and interactive touchpads.
All bookings for the Palace Theatre, National Civil War Centre and Newark Castle will be taken in the new facility. There will also be a new online booking system introduced to make visiting Newark even easier.
Julie Reader-Sullivan, Business Manager for Economic Growth said: “The new location for our visitor information in Newark means that people will be able to easily access all the information they require.”
Michael Constantine, Business Manager National Civil War Centre – Newark Museum said: “We’re taking this once in a lifetime opportunity to really showcase what Newark and the District have to offer, it’s a wonderful place with loads of activities for all ages. The Visitor Gateway will be the place people can begin that journey.”