Newark Town Lock

Newark Town Lock

Located by NG24 1BG, nearest large car park is at Riverside Park NG24 1BN.

The town of Newark grew up around a crossing point on the River Trent (the mouth of the River Devon is also nearby) and the townscape is still dominated by the dramatic remains of Newark Castle, as well as numerous warehouses with links to a more industrial age. This makes Newark Town Lock a great location for local history, STEM and river studies as well as providing pupils with the opportunity to visit a lock and see how they operate.


Local history workshops and the chance to visit the lock as part of a guided walk.

River studies workshops.

STEM workshops linked to the site.

Wildlife walks.

Learning Resources

Use the following resources to support learning on your trip and back in the classroom:

All About Rivers

All About Canals

Canal & River Habitats Learning Bundle

Find out more about Newark Town Lock.


We offer free preliminary visits and our website features downloadable trails/activities suitable for pre-visit planning or follow-up work.

There is ample parking close by plus toilet facilities, these are operated by the local district council and payment is required to use them. This is an outdoor visit with no indoor facilities.


Visits to Newark Town Lock are FREE!