The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender history project for Nottingham & Nottinghamshire



Rainbow Heritage 

started in January 2008. It was initially sponsored for the first three years by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It celebrates Nottinghamshire’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) lives, hidden history and culture.

We can be contacted:

By phone on 0115 934 9529 (NB. we have
no staff to answer the phone - please leave a voicemail message)

By e-mail at

By letter at
Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage
7,Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FB.

Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage


Will organise events: exhibitions; displays; workshops and training. 

Many of the events coincide with either Nottingham Pride Festival (each July) and LGBT History Month (each February). Click HERE to see slide shows of our exhibitions, some of our work for LGBT history month and our involvement with many years of Pride.

Gather audio and video recordings of LGBT people’s experiences and opinions. Click HERE to hear some examples

Develop a Heritage Trail

Gather artefacts and memorabilia: photos, badges, flyers for events, newspaper cuttings, documents from social/support groups etc

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Explore the site

The biggest section is under "Our Heritage". Here you will find local venues, groups, magazines - past and present ... newspaper cuttings ... quotes from interviews ... an LGBT timeline. (Many of the documents can be downloaded as pdfs.) Listen to audio clips. Add your own views and comments about things you see on the site.

QB, Nottinghamshire's bimonthly LGBT newsletter contains information about Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage along with other news and articles. To see the latest edition of QB click on the button. To download previous editions click HERE.

Do you need materials for LGBT displays or events? Click HERE for enough display material to fill the Albert Hall and click HERE for a few quizzes.

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