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.
Use the following resources to support learning on your trip and back in the classroom:
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.
On-site facilities include a small indoor classroom by the old dry dock for booked visits. There is ample parking. Lunch and toilet facilities are nearby.
Visits to Newark Town Lock are FREE!