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 e-mail at [email protected]


By letter at              

Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage          

c/o Notts LGBT+ Network, 35 Park Row, Nottingham, NG1 6EE                              


By phone - we no longer have our own phone line. Messages can be left with Notts LGBT+ Network on 0115 9348485 making it clear that the message is for Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage

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Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage


We have organised events: exhibitions; displays; workshops and training. 


Many of the events coincided 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.


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


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

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 HERE.      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.