On 12th October 1831, an angry mob stormed Nottingham Castle and burned it to the ground. The riot was sparked by a House of Lords decision to reject the Reform Bill, which would have granted more voting rights to people. Now, Nottingham Castle has launched a brand new exhibition called Riot 1831 which includes an augmented reality app to help you picture the events as they unfolded. The Experience Nottinghamshire team and Julie Reader-Sullivan from Newark and Sherwood District Council went along to find out more.
A perennial challenge for Nottingham Castle is how to tell the decades of history and stories hidden inside its historic walls. The Riot 1831 exhibition brings