I knew very little about Warhammer World beforehand, so wasn't sure what to expect. The building is split into different areas, you have the exhibition, the shop, the gaming area, and Bugman's Bar for your refreshment needs.
See my full gallery of pics from Warhammer World.
My main aims here were to see the exhibition and to get a couple of pints. I still had a wee look around the gaming area though, and it had some pretty impressive tables.
Tickets to the exhibition were a very reasonable £7.50, and you could go round it as many times as you wanted.
It's a place packed with vast, world-class dioramas. Seriously impressive stuff on that front. There was the odd classic on show, too. Mike McVey's Emperor Vs Horus from 1994, and John Blanche's 1982 masterpiece March of the Undead.
My one small gripe (if you could call it that) was that I was hoping for more of a museum or "through the ages" experience. There were some great wee 80s and 90s bits and pieces here and there, but they can get lost amongst the epic sprawling warzones of the modern era. It's almost as if the company want to pull you back to the present day as quickly and as regularly as possible. I suppose that is how they make their money, after all.
In any case, this didn't spoil my experience, and I had a great time. We finished up with a few beers, a walk around the shop, and then back off to Nottingham town centre via the excellent Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (England's oldest Inn, apparently!).
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