Nottingham Museums – Wollaton Hall

Nottingham Museums, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG

Natural history in an Elizabethan setting

Nottingham Museums, a local authority governed organisation, houses historic artefacts from across the ages – whether from the City’s prestigious lace trade, industrial heritage, famed romantic poets or treasures unearthed from Ancient Egyptian, Greek or Roman history. It holds extensive Fine and Decorative Art, as well as collections of Earth & Life Sciences.

Wollaton Hall, where our Trainee Charlotte is based, is one of the country’s finest Grade I listed Elizabethan buildings and the largest dedicated Natural History Museum in the county.

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Museum Trainee

Charlotte Hyde

Charlotte was a Trainee at Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, based at Wollaton Hall. She completed her Traineeship in November 2022. 

Charlotte has a keen interest in gallery design, exhibition planning, and audience engagement. She is currently in the process of writing a paper on the John Ruskin Collection at Nottingham Natural History Museum, creating teaching and learning resources for the newer galleries in the museum, and providing input on the Wollaton Hall Transformation Project. Charlotte completed her MA in Museum and Heritage Development at Nottingham Trent University in September 2022. 

Charlotte is also moderately deaf. She completed her Level 3 in British Sign Language in 2020, after learning the language alongside her BA English Literature degree at the University of Reading. She wears two pink hearing aids and considers herself culturally deaf. Charlotte also considers herself an accessibility advocate, and does so via Twitter, getting involved in campaigns such as #SubtitleIt with RNID and RNIB, and writing for the deaf blog The Limping Chicken. 

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys tending to her houseplants, playing cozy video games, and losing herself in a good book.

You can find Charlotte’s tweets @charlhyde