The Engine House is open for free on the Big Day Out from 10am to 1pm with volunteers on hand to explain how it works ' Children can be 'History Hunters' and dress up as miners. To find out more call 0115 976 2422

Here are the Nottinghamshire attractions opening for FREE for one day only

Almost 30 attractions in Nottinghamshire will do away with their entrance fees for one day only - offering a free day out for all the family.

Country parks, museums and stately homes are all set to welcome visitors for free, as part of BBC Radio Nottingham's Big Day Out on April 28.

The museum contains a collection of items dedicated to the mining industry and the social history surrounding the community of Bilsthorpe.'The museum is open from 10am to 4pm on the Big Day Out.

1. Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

The museum contains a collection of items dedicated to the mining industry and the social history surrounding the community of Bilsthorpe.'The museum is open from 10am to 4pm on the Big Day Out.
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There's free entry to the main exhibition for the Big Day Out with'handling sessions of artefacts throughout the day, and also tours of the collections store 'These tours will take place throughout the day from 10.30am. Booking is required on 01909 720378.

2. Creswell Crags

There's free entry to the main exhibition for the Big Day Out with'handling sessions of artefacts throughout the day, and also tours of the collections store 'These tours will take place throughout the day from 10.30am. Booking is required on 01909 720378.
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There will be demonstrations and activities in the station yard, plus vintage fire appliances dating back to WW1. 'Opening  from 11am to 4pm.

3. Mansfield Fire Museum

There will be demonstrations and activities in the station yard, plus vintage fire appliances dating back to WW1. 'Opening from 11am to 4pm.
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The house will be open from 12 noon - 4pm, with last entry and hour before closing. 'Admission to the house is free for the Big Day Out , but you must take a print out  to secure entry. For more information call 0115 8763100.

4. Newstead Abbey

The house will be open from 12 noon - 4pm, with last entry and hour before closing. 'Admission to the house is free for the Big Day Out , but you must take a print out to secure entry. For more information call 0115 8763100.
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