10-14 Notintone Place Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4QG
The birthplace of William Booth can be found on the eastern side of Nottingham. Located between King Edward Park and Nottingham Station, this unassuming building is full of history.
William Booth was a Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became its first General in 1878. William Booth’s birthplace has been turned into a museum dedicated to telling the story of William Booth, his family and the role they played in the formation of The Salvation Army.
The museum features concise and informative plaques and videos that take you on a journey in every room. The staff are friendly and well informed. As well as telling you all about William Booth, the museum also provides you with a snapshot into what Nottingham was like in the 1870s.
In addition to the museum itself, visitors can enjoy regular walking tour events. Join the curator on a walking adventure around Nottingham to discover the truth William Booth’s formative days in Nottingham.
As you visit places associated with Booth you will pass some of the city’s sites of interest, including: the Council House, St Mary’s Church, the Lace Market Theatre, and St Stephen’s Church.
The Museum is in Sneinton, about 1¼ miles east of Nottingham city centre, near Green’s Windmill & Science Centre (follow the ‘Green’s Windmill’ signs from the city centre).
Access the Museum via the walkway to the right of the row of shops on Sneinton Road – at the junction of Sneinton Road and Notintone Street. Please note that the Museum is not visible from the street, as it is tucked within a courtyard among several Salvation Army buildings.
The museum is open by appointment only, generally on Tuesdays and Thursdays.